partial hospitalization program (PHP)

partial hospitalization

The partial hospitalization program (PHP), also known as day treatment, allows children to spend the day receiving care from mental health professionals and then return home during the evening. In PHP, kids who are struggling can get the help they need while minimizing interruptions to their family life.

PHP allows us to observe and understand firsthand the challenges the child is facing. This midground option is also effective for children who have been previously hospitalized and still need close monitoring.

key facts about PHP

  • orangestartrans ages: 6 to 17
  • orangestartrans hours: 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday
  • orangestartrans typical stay: 10 to 15 days
  • orangestartrans treatment provided by a multi-disciplinary team of child specialists with psychiatry visits several times a week
  • orangestartrans most health insurance providers pay for partial treatment; however, you may need to demonstrate that outpatient treatment was tried first.
  • orangestartrans We accept most commercial insurances, TRICARE, Medicaid, and CHIP. We also have alternative methods to fund a child’s treatment. Our financial representatives work with families to find a way to get their children the help they need.

conditions treated by PHP

  • purplestar depression and other mood disorders
  • purplestar anxiety disorders
  • purplestar separation anxiety
  • purplestar phobias
  • purplestar serious coping problems
  • purplestar other emotional and behavioral problems

how PHP works

Children attend daily individual and group therapy sessions. Psychological and social education, as well as life coaching sessions, help the kids understand themselves better and equip them to cope with the pressures and realities of life. Family therapy is also an integral part of the care provided by PHP.

Therapeutic recreation also provides the child with an opportunity for physical activity, designed to increase social interaction and self-esteem.

Our comprehensive partial hospitalization program includes a medical evaluation of the child and ongoing medication monitoring, conducted by on-site child psychiatrists and nurse practitioners.

A full-time nurse monitors medication and cares for children’s health needs.

how to access PHP

Our licensed professionals will evaluate your child’s situation and determine if partial hospitalization is appropriate for them.

Contact us about PHP at 210-616-0300 to get started.

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