Outpatient behavioral health services in Corpus Christi

Having a mental health condition can be difficult, especially when you have to take time away from work or school to seek treatment. At Corpus Christi Medical Center Bayview, we provide behavioral health care in an outpatient setting for adults, children and adolescents so you can get treatment while still keeping a normal, balanced life.

People can join our outpatient programs as new patients or as part of their transition from a hospital setting. Our goal is to provide patients with long-term stability.

We're here for you. If you feel like you need help and need to talk with someone, you can schedule an appointment.


Corpus Christi Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission for its behavioral health program, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

For hospitalized patients preparing for discharge, the PHP helps them transition back into the community. Our goal-oriented program is ideal for patients who have been hospitalized repeatedly or who are involved in an extended treatment program.

Our PHP is offered weekdays from 9am to 4pm. It's a step down from the full range of services that inpatient hospitalization offers, but still has intensive services for patients who need a full day of behavioral health care.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program is a treatment service and support program that treats mental illnesses and addiction issues. Patients in IOP don't need intensive inpatient services or partial hospitalization. Instead, they need the flexibility of receiving services on their schedule.

Our IOP is offered three to five days a week for three hours per day. Treatment is organized and therapeutically intense.

Patients meet in group therapy most days and with a doctor once a week. Our goal is stability: helping patients return to the community (for those on step-down care) or gain enough structure in their lives to lessen the need for inpatient admission.