Comprehensive Day Treatment
Peachford Hosptial’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) serves patients dealing with mental or emotional disorders. This program provides help through integrative treatment plans that are coordinated, intensive and comprehensive. PHP outpatient services help those transitioning out of inpatient care and those who need supplementary care in addition to outpatient therapy.
What is a PHP?
A Partial Hospitalization Program is an adult day program where patients meet throughout the day and are finished with treatment in the afternoon. Partial Hospitalization Programs can be for mental health, addiction treatment or even co-occurring disorders.
What is a co-occurring disorder?
Dual Diagnosis treatment is for co-occurring disorders, or a mental health disorder and substance abuse at the same time. A mental health issue can often be the root cause of an addiction, and treatment programs that do not address both needs can often fall short of getting a patient the help they need.
Some benefits of dual diagnosis include:
- Substance use treatment
- Mental health treatment
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Medication management
How long does PHP last?
The average length of an adult PHP stay varies from one to three weeks, including four group therapy sessions as well as a short wrap-up session. While therapy in a group setting is the primary mode of treatment, patients in PHP also have two individual sessions per week with their assigned psychiatrist. PHP meets weekdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch provided.
THE LODGE AT PEACHFORD HOSPITAL
The Lodge is off-campus, short-term housing offered to adult patients in PHP or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Peachford Hospital. Located approximately three miles from the hospital, the facility is convenient for patients with transition or transportation issues. The Lodge is appropriate for men and women over the age of 18 who are transitioning back to their normal routines.
Lodge members participate in PHP during the day, reside in off-campus housing and participate in aftercare and support groups at the hospital. Meals are provided in the hospital cafeteria. A Peachford staff member monitors The Lodge, but residents maintain a significant amount of independence. The cost is nominal and some managed care companies cover the expense.
ARRANGING ADMISSION TO THE LODGE
Individuals 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 time in Peachford’s Adult Inpatient Program.
Levels of Care
By offering multiple levels of care, Peachford Hospital is able to better serve our patients and their family members wherever they may be on the journey to recovery.
In addition to our adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), inpatient services, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and more. Each one of these behavioral health services can help our patients reach their goals and be provided with the tools necessary to live a happier, healthier life.
If a patient needs to step up or step down to a different level of care, Peachford Hospital is able to provide that level of care. We are here to help you or your loved one, and our many services along the continuum of care allow us to do what we do best – helping people when they need it most.
We’re Here to Help
Asking for help often feels like a scary hurdle to jump, but we’re here to walk you through it. Take the first step in discovering what life without crisis can feel like. Call Peachford Hospital at 770-455-3200 or visit our facility for a no-cost, confidential assessment by one of our licensed behavioral health professionals. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help determine your individual needs and help find the best program for you or your loved one. For additional questions about our programs, call us or submit your inquiry through our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.