The Adult Partial Hospitalization program is an outpatient behavioral health treatment intervention designed to further stabilize acute symptoms of mental illness for adults. It serves as a step down from inpatient psychiatric units or as an alternative to an inpatient hospitalization for patients who are able to be maintained safely within the community.
This treatment includes:
- An individualized treatment plan coordinated with the client, family, and referring physician or agency.
- A supportive environment created by staff dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the independent functioning of each client.
- A structured schedule ranging from a full-day program, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm, to Intensive Outpatient for 3 hours a day. Average length of stay is two weeks.
- A schedule of groups designed to improve coping skills, increase ability to manage psychiatric symptoms, improve understanding of mental and emotional illness, and increase knowledge of psychiatric medications.
- Crisis coverage, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by a member of the professional staff.
- Patients are referred by their current treating provider.