Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Patients who have completed an inpatient program are often stepped down into PHP. Here, mental health issues are addressed by teaching patients new, healthy coping skills and behaviors. This gives them the opportunity to apply these tools within their own environments as they transition back to their homes, work and social lives.

Some patients may enter treatment directly through PHP rather than stepping down from an inpatient program. They may be experiencing difficulty coping with stressors in everyday life or other mental health issues. This program is for them as well.

PHP meets four hours a day, Monday through Friday, offering:

  • Psychiatrist sessions
  • Psychotherapy groups
  • Anger management and coping skills groups
  • Medication management
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Music, recreational and leisure therapy
  • Case management
  • Discharge planning
Group topics include:

  • Life transitions
  • Codependency
  • Relational improvement
  • Anxiety and stress reduction
  • Nonviolent communication
  • Goal setting
  • Relapse prevention
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping strategies
  • Setting limits