Partial Hospitalization Programming
A partial hospitalization program, or PHP, is an outpatient level of care that matches the intensity and duration of residential treatment while allowing clients to reside in their home or a sober living program. PHP treatment typically involves daily group counseling and psychoeducation combined with weekly individual sessions with a licensed therapist. Since clients will be seen by medical staff every week, any medication that is required can be prescribed onsite. Length of time in PHP varies from client to client depending upon individual needs, but many clients typically receive services at this level of care for around four weeks.
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
A partial hospitalization program, or a PHP, is a level of care that falls right below residential treatment. In most cases, people who have completed residential treatment or detox step-down into a partial hospitalization program to continue their recovery process. Different from a residential treatment program, however, those attending a partial hospitalization program tend to live at their own home or a sober house. They do, however, go to the facility daily and spend the majority of the day there. During that time, clients of the program will participate in therapy sessions such as individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and group counseling. If they have been prescribed any medications during treatment, the partial hospitalization program will administer them while the clients are there. The length of time that a person will spend in a partial hospitalization program will depend on their progress in recovery, however usually lasts anywhere from 6-12 weeks.
Who is a Candidate for a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Birmingham Recovery Center will always tailor treatment services to a client’s individual needs. Those who can benefit most from a partial hospitalization program include individuals who:
- Are engaging in treatment for the first time
- Have already completed a residential treatment program and are stepping down to a less structured level of care
- Have completed a medical detox and do not require the structure of a residential program
- Have experienced difficulties maintaining their recovery
- Require continued, supervised medication management
Prior to enrolling in a partial hospitalization program, our admissions staff will work with you to determine if this level of treatment is appropriate for your current needs.