Outpatient: Patient sees therapist, nutritionist, and physician for regular or semi-regular appointments.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP): Patient goes to organized group program for what is usually one meal and one or two therapy groups. IOP usually runs around 2-3 times a week, for about 2-4 hours, depending on the program. They also meet with specialists (therapist/nutritionist/physician) one-on-one.
Day Treatment Program/Partial (DTP): Patient goes to organized group 5 days a week for 2-3 meals and several therapy groups. Program normally runs around 5-7 hours. They also meet with specialists (therapist/nutritionist/physician) one-on-one.
Residential Treatment Program: Patient lives in a treatment environment that isnota medical hospital setting. During their time, they partake in group therapy, individual therapy, specialists (nutritionist/physician), etc. A residential stay can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the program.