A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a structured mental health treatment program for a person experiencing mental health symptoms which offers adults all of the features of inpatient care without the overnight hospital stay.
Generally, this includes those who have previously met the criteria for and have been discharged from Residential or inpatient treatment. However, those in need of more intensive services and do not require residential/inpatient treatment may directly admit to PHP.
As a structured program, a PHP offers therapy, group counseling, medication management which allows patients to maintain or transition back to their daily lives. The goal is to foster a healthy transition. Individuals participate in scheduled sessions during the day, 3-5 days per week. These individuals live at home.
Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) offer several advantages for individuals with serious mental health concerns. These advantages include: