Patient Information
Child & Adolescent
College Mental Health Program


Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial hospitalization is defined as an intensive, psychotherapeutic-based treatment experience for patients who do not need the security of a locked unit or 24-hour care, but who require more than conventional outpatient treatment. A partial hospital allows for a flexible combination of individual and group psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and activity programs to meet the needs of individuals in many stages of recovery.

Treatment Approach

By breaking down the restrictive categories of "inpatient" and "outpatient", partial hospitalization provides an appropriate degree of care and comfort with the ability to test out new behaviors in the community setting.

Patients who are showing improvement, but are not yet ready for outpatient care only, may use the partial hospitalization while alternating time with family and friends. As their situations permit, they may also explore options for greater involvement in the community, including returning to work. At the same time, these patients can continue psychotherapy with the clinicians they know and trust.


Individual and group psychotherapies

Partial Hospital Programs