University of Vermont Medical Center / DayOne Program

University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education, and research in a caring environment.

DayOne, a division of the Psychiatry Service at UVM Medical Center, is an outpatient rehabilitation program for substance use disorders that provides comprehensive treatment at several levels of intensity, ranging from office-based evaluation and treatment to intensive outpatient services.

DayOne also offers an innovative treatment program to support people in successfully transitioning to primary care for medication-assisted treatment. The DayOne Suboxone Transition Program promotes stability and provides assistance during a five-week transition period from a higher level of care to office-based treatment provided by physicians at UVM Medical Center.


DayOne provides Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and outpatient services with a concentration on group therapy, which utilizes emotion regulation, mindfulness, group psychotherapy, motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, coping & life skills training and other evidence-based solution-focused techniques. Each group meets for a minimum of 12 sessions.

We also provide:

  • Integrated services with primary care medicine.
  • Medical mental health assessment with onsite psychiatric services.
  • Psychopharmacological evaluation and monitoring.
  • Random urine screens and breath alcohol testing to verify self-report.
  • Consultation for integrating mental health services.
  • Assessment for detoxification services.
  • Referral services to residential services as needed.
  • Collaboration with Seneca Center and/or Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UVM Medical Center.
  • Educational services and assistance to other UVM Medical Center departments or agencies.
  • Medication-assisted treatment.

Our range of outpatient treatment services includes three levels:

LEVEL III – This level of service is our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) which meets three times a week for three hour sessions. We offer a morning and an afternoon IOP. The morning IOP meets Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8:30 – 11:30am.  The afternoon IOP meets Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 12:00 – 3:00pm.

LEVEL II – This group meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 – 11:10am.

LEVEL I – This level of service might include group or individual counseling. The Level I groups meet once a week for ninety minutes. The Level I focus groups include: Women’s Recovery Group, Men’s Group, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Skills Group, Relapse Prevention, etc.

Population Served – Adults (age 18 and above) with alcohol, drug and co-occurring mental health disorders.

1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT
(802) 847-3333

William Keithcart, MA, LADC, SAP - Clinical Supervisor

TTY service available? Yes
Interpreter services available? Yes