This program is appropriate for patients who have mild to moderate mental or emotional disorders who require coordinated, intensive, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary treatment. PHP is appropriate for patients who are able to maintain themselves in the community at a minimum to moderate level of functioning and those who present no immediate threat to themselves or others. PHP also is beneficial for patients who are making a transition from inpatient care back into the community or can be a supplement to the recovery process for patients who have failed to respond adequately to standard weekly outpatient therapy.
The average length of stay varies between 1 to 3 weeks. Programming includes four group therapy sessions with a short wrap-up session. Group therapy is the primary mode of treatment, and patients in PHP will have two individual sessions per week with their assigned psychiatrist. PHP is held every day of the week from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and lunch is provided as part of the program.
The Lodge at Peachford is an off campus, short-term housing arrangement offered to adult patients in the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Peachford. The facility is located approximately three miles from the hospital, and allows patients with transition or transportation issues access to remain in our continuum of care.
Lodge members participate in PHP during the day, reside in the off campus housing and participate in aftercare and support groups at the hospital. Meals are provided at the hospital cafeteria. A Peachford staff member monitors the Lodge, even though the members have a significant amount of independence. The cost is nominal and some managed care companies cover the expense of the Lodge. The Lodge is appropriate for men and women over the age of 18 who are transitioning back to their normal routines.
How Do I Arrange Admission to the Lodge?
Since individuals staying in the Lodge participate in the PHP program they may be referred to the Lodge by a general practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health professionals either in private practice or associated with other facilities. Family members or patients themselves may also make inquiries. Many patients step down to PHP and the Lodge after being in our inpatient program.