Community Health Network begins Intensive Outpatient Program at Pearland location

Community Health Network announced it opened an Intensive Outpatient Program at its Pearland Family Health Center. (Courtesy Pexels)
Community Health Network announced it opened an Intensive Outpatient Program at its Pearland Family Health Center. (Courtesy Pexels)

Community Health Network announced it opened an Intensive Outpatient Program at its Pearland Family Health Center. (Courtesy Pexels)

Community Health Network in a Dec. 20 news release announced it opened an Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, at its Pearland Family Health Center, located at 2552 E. Broadway St., Ste. 102, Pearland.

“Community Health Network is pleased to provide this expert level of care for our community,” Community Health Network CEO Mark Young said in the release. “During this challenging time of uncertainty, services such as the IOP program are essential to linking people to the care they need.”

The IOP treats individuals, both adult and adolescent, with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders and offers group therapy, individual counseling and life skills classes, according to the news release.

Patients in the program meet with clinicians and support groups for nine hours a week and will take courses to address the issues that cause addiction, the release said. The adolescent IOP is an after-school program.

“One of the benefits of an IOP is that it allows a person to remain at school, work, home and in their own community, which improves their adjustment to community life over participation in an inpatient program, which is sheltered,” said Demeatraus Minter, a Community Health Network behavioral health therapist.


Community Health Network offers pharmacy services, primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, men’s health, senior health, oral health care, psychiatry and therapy, and has locations across Harris County, Brazoria County and the Bay area in the southeast Houston region. For more information, visit www.mychn.org or call 281-824-1480.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.