Partial Hospitalization Program

What is Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial hospitalization is an intensive mental health program for patients who are living at home during the day. The original definition of PHP was for patients to attend the program two days a week, but this has since expanded to programs that last five days or less each week. Partial hospitalization programs can help people with substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Many partial hospitalization programs provide individual therapy sessions in addition to group sessions. A therapist will help participants identify triggers for their behaviors and learn how to cope with them. Group sessions that focus on lifestyle changes without medication are also often an option. With this type of group session, patients work on nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, stress reduction techniques, relaxation, and other coping strategies.

Who can benefit from PHP?

Partial hospitalization can be beneficial for patients with substance abuse. The programs are intensive and require the patient to live at home during the day. Patients in partial hospitalization will go to PHP therapy two days a week which helps them function independently in the community. Patients can identify triggers for their behaviors and learn how to cope with them. They also work on nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, stress reduction techniques, relaxation, and other coping strategies that apply to their addiction.

How does a Partial Hospitalization Program work?

A partial hospitalization program is an intensive mental health program that lasts from one to five days of the week with the patients living at home during the day. Patients in this therapy can function independently in the community.

PHP works by providing patients with inpatient therapy five days a week to allow them to live in the community. Patients will live at home during the day but arrive at 8 am and usually stay until 6 pm, working on individual or group sessions during that time. They are given services such as medication management, psychotherapy, family therapy, crisis intervention group therapy, peer support groups, and much more. The therapist will also work with the individual to create a plan for aftercare, which includes therapy sessions either in the home or at the PHP facility, coping skills to help deal with triggers that might cause them to need help, and medication management.

What are the advantages of PHP?

One of the advantages of PHP is that it provides a program for individuals who cannot make it through addiction treatment or mental health treatment programs. In addition, persons with chronic physical illnesses may also be eligible for PHP. The program includes individual psychotherapy, family therapy, psychoeducation, and social support.

Another advantage of this type of program is that it can be an alternative to inpatient or outpatient treatment. It allows patients to continue with their daily responsibilities while receiving help for particular disorders when needed. The patient can learn skills and coping mechanisms to function better in their everyday life while obtaining the benefits of intensive psychiatric services.

One could also say that PHP is advantageous because it provides more effective treatment than other forms of treatment. The intense, short-term format allows for treatment to be tailored to each patient’s unique needs and be designed to promote patients’ comfort with treatment. Furthermore, the support group is organized to promote patient-therapist rapport.

Choosing a Partial Hospitalization Program in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the choice of a Partial Hospitalization Program is based on one’s needs, type of disability, and insurance. There are many types of PHP programs that will be available to you. All the programs offer different levels of care for patients.

Individuals should also make sure that they consider the location of the facility and any other conditions that may apply to their case. For example, if there are any travel restrictions on this individual, then it would be best to go with a program near where you live or work so that they can commute easily.

You can contact us anytime to discuss if PHP is right for you because different types of PHP programs are more suited for certain individuals.

Partial Hospitalization Program for Addiction Treatment (PHP-AT)

This type of PHP specializes in individuals who need help with addiction and substance abuse problems. These patients come to the facility for a minimum of four hours every day, five days a week. This is usually six months long.

These programs usually have therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and peer mentors. The patient can also retain their anonymity when in the community for this PHP program because patients are not required to check in at a certain time or meet with anyone face-to-face.

Partial Hospitalization Program at North Star Treatment Services

At North Star Treatment Services, our experienced clinicians use the latest evidence-based treatment practices to provide the highest quality of care available. In addition, we work in collaboration with all the support systems available to our clients to help them succeed when not in our care.