Oceans Behavioral Hospital Opelousas Expands Behavioral Health Services

Mar 14th, 2016

Facility opens intensive outpatient program to treat young adults, older adults and seniors living at home

OPELOUSAS, La. (January 12, 2016) – Oceans Behavioral Hospital Opelousas, a behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery, today announced the opening of its intensive outpatient program.

In this program, the hospital’s team of expert clinicians will provide ongoing outpatient treatment for a wide variety of behavioral health issues impacting adults 18 and older, including schizophrenia, affective disorders, behavioral illnesses that may be related to substance abuse, as well as less severe but debilitating illnesses such as anxiety disorders.

The program will provide the following support to patients:

  • Safe, compassionate environment for healing
  • Monthly meetings with physicians
  • Group therapy, as well as individual therapy as needed
  • Medication management
  • Education to help patients and family members or caregivers understand a diagnosis and associated symptoms
  • Assistance identifying early warning signs of relapse
  • Tools to support ongoing symptom management and overall well-being

“For our patients to truly heal, treatment must often continue outside of a hospital setting,” said Theresa Fontenot, administrator at Oceans Behavioral Hospital Opelousas. “Behavioral health treatment is a life-long journey and healing requires constant attention. Our outpatient treatment program encourages long-term, successful management of physical, emotional and behavioral health while allowing patients to live at home and resume normal activities.”

Intensive outpatient treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs. As patients improve, the frequency of counseling decreases while they transition to traditional outpatient treatment.

Oceans Behavioral Hospital Opelousas is located at 1310 Heather Drive. For more information, visit obho.info. For admissions criteria or referrals, please call (337) 948-8820.


Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults and seniors. With 17 locations in Texas and Louisiana, Oceans hospitals take great pride in their performance on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accrediting agency. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare.com.


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