Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization offers a therapeutic alternative to 24 hour inpatient hospitalization. The highly structured programs apply to both therapeutic and educational interventions. All participants must be able to work in small group setting.

Programming is Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. when school is in session and Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. when school is closed and during the summer.

Program Advantages

  • Offered during the day, so patients are home in the evening.
  • Specialized staff available during program hours for ongoing assistance.
  • Opportunity to address issues encountered while at home the previous day.
  • Opportunity for continued assessment and adjustments of medication.
  • Encourages self-reliance.

Services Available

  • Visits with your psychiatrist at least once weekly.
  • Ongoing assessment and care by a registered nurse.
  • Group psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups led by a licensed therapist.
  • 1:1 reviews with assigned therapist.
  • Specialized Therapeutic Services with a certified activity therapist.
  • Chemical dependency groups.
  • Family and individual therapy are at a minimum once a week.
  • Socialization and structured activities led by a trained mental health worker (for youth).
  • School is required, instruction provided by a certified teacher.

Topics/Issues Addressed

  • Symptom management
  • Medications and health
  • Anger Management
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Coping skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Effective communication
  • Relationships
  • Goal setting
  • Leisure/social skills
  • Challenge course
  • Time management
  • School tutoring (youth)
  • Chemical abuse/dependence
    • Post acute symptom
    • Addictive disease
    • Recovery process
    • Understanding relapse
    • Relapse prevention
    • Support systems
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Oppositional behavior

General Guidelines:

  • Daily attendance is essential.
  • Supervision is provided for youth.
  • Signing in and out is required and confidentiality is closely maintained. Visitors are not permitted during program hours.
  • Alcohol, drugs, weapons and cameras are not permitted.
  • Appropriate, comfortable, discrete attire is recommended.
  • Medications are not provided. Personal medication must be in its original container (youth will turn in upon arrival).
  • Breaks and relaxation are built into schedule.
  • Phones are available, but minimal use is recommended to prevent interference with program schedule.
  • You are expected to leave the facility promptly when the program day ends.