The ECMC Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adults offers intensive outpatient treatment interventions to individuals experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms that impair their daily everyday functioning at home, school and/or work.
Our Partial Hospitalization Program is designed to stabilize acute symptoms with the intention of avoiding a psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, or to reduce the length of a hospital stay.
This program is an exceptional resource to outside community providers who may notice an increase in mental health symptoms of their patients, but do not require hospitalization.
This program is a great step down from inpatient care for those discharged who may need continued structure and coping skills prior to returning to their outpatient provider.
The Partial Hospitalization Program offers six hours of treatment each day from Monday – Friday (lunch provided). Treatment is provided by a team of qualified professionals; including clinical licensed mental health practitioners.
Each patient is assigned a primary therapist who, together with the treatment team, coordinates his or her individualized treatment plan. The program invites family and/or significant others to participate in their loved one’s treatment by offering sessions to discuss treatment, support, and community resources.
The program encourages and offers a weekly family group that provides psychoeducation to patients’ family members and/or loved-ones regarding the program, the skills their loved ones have learned and how they can support them upon completion of the program.