Partial Hospitalization is a program offered to adults, children, and adolescents who have significant mental health problems causing them to unsuccessfully function in their community environment; however, they are stable enough to reside at home. Individuals cannot be acutely suicidal or homicidal.
Partial Hospitalization provides 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.
Partial Hospitalization 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.
The following outpatient programs are available:
- Partial Programs
- Adult Psychiatric
- Adult Chemical Dependency
- Chronically Mentally Ill (CMI)
- Uniformed Services
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
- Chemical Dependency
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 therapy
- Chemical dependency education
- Stress management
- Coping skills
- Occupational therapy
Partial Hospitalization is special in that it:
- Allows the patient the freedom to come and go each day
- Is less expensive than inpatient treatment
- Patient sees psychiatrist every week.
- Patient participates in counseling every day of attendance.
- Involves family members
- Provides for personal, ongoing communication between referral sources and the treatment team
- Prepares patient with coping skills