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Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

When around-the-clock care is not required, our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) delivers treatment during the day.

Patients return home in the evening, resulting in reduced costs compared to in-hospital care. River Crest Hospital programs — dual diagnosis and adult — have this option.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed as an alternative to hospitalization. Patients may be enrolled directly into PHP or may be “stepped down” from a hospital setting to facilitate the quickest return to the home setting. PHP offers all of the program intensity of acute inpatient care without having to stay in the hospital overnight. Treatment consists of multiple treatment modalities (individual therapy, group therapy, education groups, family therapy and physician oversight) provided in a coordinated manner to achieve short-term stabilization of immediate crises. Nursing care is provided as well as routine treatment supervision by a psychiatrist. Partial Hospitalization is time-limited and concludes when the patient’s immediate presenting problem is stabilized or resolved.

River Crest Hospital offers a short-term day treatment program for adults five days a week. This program is for patients with a primary psychiatric diagnosis who require intensive support and structure, but not 24-hour supervision. Dual diagnosis programs are available for adults with a secondary substance abuse diagnosis.

Advantages of PHP:

  • Patient lives at home, and comes to hospital for care
  • Weekly psychiatric oversight and supervision
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Stabilization of condition that would otherwise result in hospitalization
  • Hospital stays may be shortened by “step down” to less intensive level of care
  • Less intensive, less expensive alternative to hospitalization
  • Transportation accessibility should never act as a barrier to receiving treatment. Call us at 800-777-5722 to discuss transportation options.

Call Today for a No-Cost Assessment

Crisis can strike at any moment which is why we are available to schedule confidential, no-cost assessments 24/7. Call River Crest Hospital today at 800-777-5722.