Partial Hospitalization Program
Partial Hospitalization Program
Partial Hospitalization is a comprehensive, outpatient program that provides support and treatment for adults facing emotional or mental difficulties and who may have substance abuse issues. Patients in the partial hospitalization program are assigned to a board certified psychiatrist who will supervise their care and oversee medical management and disposition of each client. Partial Hospitalization is medically supervised by a psychiatrist and offers a multidisciplinary team working with each client. It features a psychotherapeutic day treatment that is less intensive than inpatient psychiatric care, but provides more structure and intervention than traditional outpatient counseling and medication management.
How is the Program Set Up?
The Partial Hospitalization program is individualized to meet each patient’s special needs. The goal of the program is designed to help participants have a better understanding of their current problems while enhancing their coping abilities plus helping participants with substance abuse issues achieve long-term abstinence and recovery while maintaining their normal lifestyles. The program consists of daily supportive group therapy which reduces feelings of isolation and hopelessness as individuals discover that they are not alone in their struggle for emotional wellness and/or a sober lifestyle. Also included are weekly family education groups and daily educational classes including: medication management, improving coping skills, stress management, education regarding their illness, health nutrition habits, knowledge of chemical abuse, living a sober lifestyle, etc. The program is 5 hours per day Monday through Friday and patients are often involved with treatment for one or two weeks on average. Upon discharge patients are assisted with continuing treatment with physicians and therapists on an outpatient basis. Patients also have the option of participating in an aftercare group located on the Parkridge Valley Campus after discharge.
Who Benefits from Partial Hospitalization?
Partial Hospitalization is designed for persons who are experiencing mental health/addictive disorder problems and have enough support and stability to be at home in the evenings, but require immediate intervention to promote recovery and prevent inpatient stay. Patients who are treated in the Partial Hospitalization program often suffer from depression, anxiety, addictive disorders, grief-related issues, codependency, self-esteem and anger management issues.
Benefits for Clients:
- Minimal family and home life disruption allowing them to maintain important links to their family and the community
- An opportunity to practice newly learned skills at home in the evening and thus be aware of strengths and abilities to promote confidence and independence
- A less stressful transition from the hospital to the home environment
What Professionals Work With the Program?
The multi-disciplinary treatment team consists of licensed psychiatrists, masters level social workers or counselors, registered nurses, mental health technicians, therapeutic recreational staff, and registered dieticians qualified in the assessment and treatment of mental health, addictive and co-occurring diagnosis disorders.
For additional information or questions concerning the Partial Hospitalization program at Parkridge Valley, contact RESPOND at (423) 499-2300 or 1-800-542-9600.