Specialized Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Treatment Services

With a dedication to ensuring that patients receive the level of care that is right for them, the Acadia Healthcare network offers a variety of partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) at many of its facilities. These programs provide a structured setting that enables patients to receive focused care for any mental health, behavioral health, and addiction challenges they may have.

Understanding Treatment

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) provide daylong treatment for individuals who do not require round-the-clock supervision, but who can benefit from a highly structured treatment setting. PHPs are designed for individuals whose situations do not warrant the immediacy of inpatient care nor the length of stay that is typical of residential treatment. In the PHP setting, individuals receive medical treatment during the day but can then put their treatment skills to use at home in the evenings and on weekends.

Why Consider Treatment

Care at the partial hospitalization level is designed for individuals who meet one of the following two criteria:

  • People who have completed inpatient or residential treatment for a mental health, behavioral health, or substance use disorder and can benefit from a structured level of support as they transition to a more independent lifestyle
  • People whose mental health, behavioral health, or substance-related needs do not require treatment at the inpatient or residential level

Prior to being admitted into a PHP, individuals will undergo a thorough psychosocial assessment where they will answer questions regarding their family history, previous treatment experience, and any preexisting mental health disorder diagnoses. This assessment is facilitated by clinical staff members and provides our staff with the data needed to determine what kind of care is best suited to the patient. Sometimes, individuals may forego our psychosocial assessment if they provide documentation of an assessment that was completed at an inpatient or residential program prior to transitioning to a PHP. This ensures that the treatment professionals at the PHP have the necessary information to develop a personalized plan that will guide the individual’s progress throughout their time in PHP.

In order to qualify for PHP, individuals must demonstrate a degree of stability that allows them to fully participate in all therapeutic interventions, and they must not have any physical or psychological needs that require round-the-clock care. Upon your completion of an initial assessment, our clinically trained staff will be able to help you determine if PHP care is right for you. For some providers within the Acadia Healthcare network, completion of an inpatient or residential program is a prerequisite for admission into PHP. Please consult directly with the PHP that you are considering in order to confirm the type and level of services that you are eligible to receive. Because PHP does not include residential treatment, individuals must be capable of living independently, or must have secured other stable housing arrangements. Please note that transportation to and from PHP is not provided.

Levels of Care Offered Through Acadia Healthcare

Our PHPs offer a variety of therapeutic services. Individuals in our PHPs can participate in group therapy or benefit from individual therapy sessions. Treatment modalities offered at the partial hospitalization level may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

PHP treatment is a personalized experience that is designed to meet the specific strengths, needs, and treatment goals of each participant. Depending on the needs of each participant, their time in PHP may include:

Medication management: Many people who struggle with mental health or behavioral health disorders can benefit from the incorporation of certain prescription psychotropic medications into their treatment plans. When a PHP participant has been prescribed medication, they may meet with one of our psychiatrists or nursing staff for medication management services. This enables PHP participants to get the most out of their experience.

Group therapy: Group therapy is one of the foundational elements of PHP treatment. PHP typically offers multiple group therapy sessions each day. Led by a counselor, therapist, or other appropriate professional, group therapy facilitates discussion on treatment and gives group members the opportunity to share insights from their own personal journeys and to encourage other members who are facing similar challenges. Group therapy serves as a safe and structured environment for participants to practice productive interpersonal communication and other skills that are essential to recovery.

Individual therapy: One-on-one time with a therapist or counselor is another beneficial aspect of treatment. In individual therapy, individuals can discuss setbacks in their recovery, process victories, share issues that they may be hesitant to bring up in a group setting, and receive focused feedback from an experienced professional. Some PHP centers provide regularly scheduled individual sessions, while others are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Family sessions: Mental health disorders, behavioral health challenges, and substance use impact more than just the individual – they also impact the individual’s family. Family therapy sessions give family members who are affected by their loved one’s struggles the opportunity to heal from past wounds and learn how to support their loved one going forward. As with individual therapy, the scheduling of family sessions may vary depending on location.

PHP participants will work directly with staff members to develop comprehensive discharge plans. Discharge plans enable those who have completed PHP to be equipped to continue their treatment progress. A discharge plan often includes a list of recommended outpatient resources, such as individual therapists or community-based programs. We are dedicated to helping those who are completing PHP to feel ready and able to handle life’s challenges in a healthy way. We will do all we can to support our participants’ continued recovery.

Learn More

To learn more about treatment at the partial hospitalization level, or to get answers to any questions you may have about aspects of treatment within the Acadia Healthcare network, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to assisting you or a loved one on the journey to a happier, healthier future.

Below are facilities that provide Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Treatment near you
  • Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center

    176 Lassiter Homestead Rd
    Durham, NC 27713
    (919) 759-6077

    • Facility Type

      • Residential Mental Health Facility
    • Ages Treated

      • Adults (Ages 18+)
      • Seniors (Ages 65+)
    • Disorders & Addictions Treated

      • Behavioral Disorders
      • Eating Disorders
      • Mental Health Disorders
      • Mood Disorders
      • Substance Abuse & Addictions
    • Levels of Care

      • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
      • Residential
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Services Provided

      • Experiential Therapies
      • Family Therapy
      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
    • Specialty Tracks & Services

      • Co-Occurring
      • Eating Disorder Recovery
      • Female-Only
      • LGBTQ+
      • Male-Only
    • Payments Accepted

      • Commercial Insurance
      • Self-Pay
  • MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital

    MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital

    575 S Dupont Hwy
    New Castle, DE 19720
    (302) 213-3568

    • Facility Type

      • Acute Inpatient Hospital
    • Ages Treated

      • Children (Ages 5-12)
      • Adolescents & Teenagers (Ages 13-17)
    • Disorders & Addictions Treated

      • Behavioral Disorders
      • Memory Disorders
      • Mental Health Disorders
      • Mood Disorders
      • Substance Abuse & Addictions
    • Levels of Care

      • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
      • Traditional Outpatient
      • Inpatient
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Services Provided

      • Behavioral Therapies
      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
    • Payments Accepted

      • Commercial Insurance
      • Self-Pay
  • Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center

    Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center

    1375 Newark Rd
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
    (610) 347-5608

    • Facility Type

      • Residential Substance Abuse Facility
    • Ages Treated

      • Adults (Ages 18+)
    • Disorders & Addictions Treated

      • Mental Health Disorders
      • Substance Abuse & Addictions
    • Levels of Care

      • Detoxification
      • Inpatient
      • Residential
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Services Provided

      • Experiential Therapies
      • Family Therapy
      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
    • Specialty Tracks & Services

      • Co-Occurring
    • Payments Accepted

      • Commercial Insurance
      • Medicaid
      • Medicare
      • Self-Pay
  • Wilmington Treatment Center

    Wilmington Treatment Center

    2520 Troy Dr
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910) 758-2023

    • Facility Type

      • Residential Substance Abuse Facility
    • Ages Treated

      • Adults (Ages 18+)
    • Disorders & Addictions Treated

      • Mental Health Disorders
      • Mood Disorders
      • Substance Abuse & Addictions
    • Levels of Care

      • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
      • Detoxification
      • Inpatient
      • Residential
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Services Provided

      • Experiential Therapies
      • Family Therapy
      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
    • Specialty Tracks & Services

      • Active Military & Veteran
      • Co-Occurring
      • Trauma-Based
    • Payments Accepted

      • Commercial Insurance
      • Self-Pay
    • Placement Services

      • Military & Family Support Services
  • Mount Regis Center

    Mount Regis Center

    125 Knotbreak Rd
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 212-6079

    • Facility Type

      • Residential Substance Abuse Facility
    • Ages Treated

      • Adults (Ages 18+)
    • Disorders & Addictions Treated

      • Mental Health Disorders
      • Mood Disorders
      • Substance Abuse & Addictions
    • Levels of Care

      • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
      • Detoxification
      • Inpatient
      • Residential
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    • Services Provided

      • Experiential Therapies
      • Family Therapy
      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
    • Specialty Tracks & Services

      • Co-Occurring
    • Payments Accepted

      • Commercial Insurance
      • Self-Pay

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