Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization programs (PHP) are offered to children, adolescents and adults who have significant mental health problems but are stable enough to live at home during treatment. Individuals cannot be acutely suicidal or homicidal.

PHP provide both a step-down service for those who have been discharged from an inpatient program and, as an alternative, less restrictive treatment for those requiring more intensive treatment than outpatient therapy.

Program Components

PHP treatment begins with a psychological evaluation and substance abuse assessment. With appropriate consent, members of the treatment team visit with significant individuals in the patient’s life to get an idea of functioning and where the difficulties might lie. Final treatment decisions are a result of collaboration between the team, patient and sometimes the family or significant other.

  • Partial Programs
    • Adult Psychiatric
    • Adult Substance Abuse
    • Chronically Mentally Ill (CMI)
    • Child/Adolescent
    • Uniformed Services

Treatment and Follow-Up

A multidisciplinary team manages each patient’s treatment on a daily basis. Supportive follow-up includes working with spouses, families and significant others.

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family involvement
  • Substance abuse education
  • Stress management
  • Coping skills
  • Occupational therapy

PHP is special in that it:

  • Provides ongoing communication between referral sources and the treatment team.
  • Includes weekly psychiatrist visits and counseling every day of attendance.
  • Encourages family involvement.