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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.    

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  • "Participating in the beta testing of the new behavioral health standards with ACHC allowed us to evaluate our own program and ensure it provides the highest level of patient care. We were honored to participate."

    Elizabeth (Beth) Gregory, RN,CNS, PhD
    Chronic Care Program Manager, Behavioral Health
    Amedisys Inc.

  • "In developing the Behavioral Health standards, we are utilizing the same philosophies that we ascribed to in developing all of our other service standards: ensuring they are focused on the service recipient and that they are relevant, realistic and written in easily understood language."


    Britt Welch
    ACHC Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

  • "Working with the professionals at ACHC, Inc. on the beta test has been a pure pleasure! Their behavioral health standards are uniquely suited to the modern practice of public mental health and community mental health, and I am excited about our upcoming site visit later this month. Going through these standards in preparation for the site visit has already resulted in improvement." 

    Bill Persinger, Jr., MA
    Executive Director
    Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas
  • "ACHC appeals to us because of the combination of the kinds of accreditation they do.  One provider can get multiple levels of accreditation from one organization."

    David Swann, CEO
    Crossroads Behavioral Health - MCO
  • "There is an expectation that the organizations (ACHC) accredits are teaching people how to manage their own lives, as opposed to maintaining them in the community.  That's an important distinction because, if you look at the programs that are successful in helping people, they believe that people can and will recover."

    Carl Noyes, CDO
    Retrospect Consulting Group

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