Behavioral Health Program
PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION SERVICES (PHS)
Partial Hospitalization is an intensive service designed to treat adults, adolescents, or children experiencing emotional difficulties, mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. Service recipients remain in the community, usually living at home and commuting to the service site. The services are provided under the direction of a physician, although the program does not have to be hospital based. PHS can be provided in a stand-alone facility, be part of an existing facility or clinic, or offered in a school setting. The program is not used for persons who are experiencing safety concerns, such as acute suicidal ideations or posing a danger to others.
Partial Hospitalization offers a variety of structured therapeutic activities designed to support service recipients with coping and functioning on a day-to-day basis to prevent hospitalization. PHS may also serve as a step down into a lower level of care from an inpatient or residential treatment setting.