What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) are a level of addiction treatment care at the outpatient level. This high level of care was designed to help patients struggling with mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety and mood disorders.  While the primary purpose of PHPs is to treat patients with psychiatric disorders, there has been a nationwide effort for the treatment plan to be used for those recovering from substance use disorders. The treatment has been an effective therapeutic option for patients with addictive disorders as it can be used to treat mental health symptoms and behavioral conditions often tied to substance abuse. 

At Harmony Outpatient, we offer Partial Hospitalization Programs as a higher level of outpatient addiction treatment. Combined with our compassionate staff and customizable treatment plans, PHPs provide a unique level of care to pave the way for sustainable sobriety.

Who Benefits from Partial Hospitalization?

For those who struggle with substance use and require detoxification, joining a PHP can provide a safe and supervised environment for less severe addictions. If the addiction is severe, the patient will likely require hospitalization and inpatient care due to the need for more thorough medical attention. Our medical professionals will monitor the patient’s physical and mental state for 24 hours to determine if they are in the right mental and physical state to receive PHP treatment.

PHPs offer a more intensive level of care than what you can expect in a traditional outpatient setting. This level of treatment serves as a middle ground between inpatient and outpatient care, which can be ideal for some on their healing journey. The criteria for a patient to be enrolled in PHP treatment are as follows:

  • Documentation to show a medical diagnosis along with treatment history
  • A stable mental state allows the patient to go without overnight hospitalization
  • No risk of self-harm
  • The patient requires detox treatments, which may not be possible to perform at home.
  • A stable physical, psychological, and emotional state to receive several weekly hours of group and individual outpatient therapy
  • A need for further support to lessen the risk of relapse

Our team of addiction specialists will work directly with you to help you determine if this level of care is the best fit for your specific needs.

What is Included in Partial Hospitalization Services?

The PHP program is a multidisciplinary treatment plan that incorporates therapeutic techniques from a multitude of medical fields. The program understands that each person has a different path to recovery, which is why there are a variety of medical professionals who aid in the recovery process. Services provided during a PHP may include:

  • Support groups
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group or family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Relapse prevention services
  • And more

An individualized treatment plan is created for patients depending on the severity of their condition. Treatment plans consist of various therapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavioral therapy, designed to help clients learn healthy coping skills. 

The maximum hours a patient can legally be in a PHP program is 50 hours per week, while the average is around 20. Treatment varies from person to person, which is why our medical professionals at Harmony Outpatient take the appropriate steps to determine the right plan for the patient.

Receiving the Support You Need: Partial Hospitalization at Harmony Outpatient

For those with support systems from loved ones and a safe home environment but still struggling with substance use, a PHP can be a powerful level of treatment that leads to sustainable results. If you are ready to continue your healing journey, we are here to answer any questions you may have to determine if our partial hospitalization program is right for you! Contact us today for more information!

We look forward to supporting you on your journey to recovery.