Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are an important step in the spectrum of care for people who are grappling with addiction and mental health challenges.   

At Hope’s Destiny, our PHP is designed to provide intensive and structured support.

Our programs combine elements of inpatient and outpatient care to address the unique recovery needs of participants.

What to Know About Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Partial hospitalization programs are intensive, structured treatment programs that offer comprehensive care for behavioral and mental health conditions.

In a PHP, you might find care for substance abuse, alcohol addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and other mental illnesses.

Treatment plans are tailored to you, and usually involve a combination of therapy, counseling, group support, relapse prevention planning, and more.

PHPs are a form of outpatient treatment, which means you attend treatment for a certain number of hours but don’t remain overnight at the facility.

What Mental Health Conditions Are Treated in PHPs?

The types of mental health disorders treated in a partial hospitalization program will vary by the facility that offers it.

At Hope’s Destiny, we address alcohol and drug addiction for Pennsylvania residents within our PHPs and other outpatient care programs.

Yet many substance use disorders occur alongside mental disorders. These are known as co-occurring conditions.

In addition to recovery health services at Hope’s Destiny, you may find care for:

  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder

What to Expect in PHPs

Behavioral health PHPs offer a range of treatment services, usually tailored to the needs of the person in the program.

From psychiatry care to wellness services and a multidisciplinary treatment team, here is what you can expect from PHP programs at Hope’s Destiny.

Comprehensive Assessment and Tailored Care

Your partial hospitalization program will typically begin with a comprehensive assessment. 

Our experienced and compassionate treatment team at Hope’s Destiny evaluates various aspects of your mental health or addiction issues. 

This assessment helps them to understand the challenges you may face in recovery, as well as your short-term and long-term recovery goals.

The results from this assessment help form the foundation for a personalized treatment plan.

Crisis Stabilization

If you need it, the first step in a PHP at Hope’s Destiny will be de-escalation or crisis stabilization. 

This step mimics the same services offered in a hospital setting and allows clinicians to help you get to a stable mindset in order to be receptive to treatment.

After stabilization, you should feel safe, secure, and ready to participate in your recovery.

Structured Treatment Schedule

Next, you will get your custom-designed PHP treatment plan with a structured, intensive treatment schedule. 

In a Hope’s Destiny PHP, you’ll attend sessions at the treatment center for a significant portion of the day, usually five days a week. 

This structured approach provides a therapeutic environment that lends to healing. The structure is similar in intensity level to that of an inpatient care program.

Yet at the end of the day, you will return home or to a supportive living environment.

Intensive Therapy Sessions

Central to the PHP experience are intensive therapy sessions. 

These sessions can help you address the triggers, symptoms, effects, causes, and other components that lend to substance abuse and mental health issues.

At Hope’s Destiny, we provide a number of therapies to help you recover:

  • Individual therapy: or psychotherapy, which allows for one-on-one sessions with a mental health professional, offering personalized support and addressing specific concerns
  • Group therapy: provides a sense of community and a platform for you to share experiences, gain insights, and develop coping skills with your peers
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): uses self-help coping methods to aid you in identifying negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and finding ways to improve them
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): combines elements of CBT and mindfulness to help you look at how you interact with others and the world to change harmful behavioral patterns
  • Mindfulness therapy: during mindfulness, people practice mindful thinking, awareness, and behavior improvements
  • Motivational interviewing: healthcare providers use this approach to collaborate with you and aid you in strengthening your resolve for and commitment to change.

Holistic Approach to Healing

Hope’s Destiny employs a holistic approach to healing within our PHPs. Holistic care addresses not only the immediate symptoms but also the underlying factors that contribute to mental health or addiction issues. 

A well-rounded and comprehensive treatment experience with a holistic focus could include:

  • Traditional therapy, such as psychotherapy and group therapy
  • Alternative therapies like yoga and art therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Grief therapy
  • Exercise and recreation

Medication Management

For people dealing with mental health challenges, medication may be a crucial component of their treatment plan. 

PHPs often include medication management services, with healthcare professionals closely monitoring and adjusting medications as needed. 

This integrated approach ensures that both therapeutic and medical aspects of mental health treatment are coordinated for optimal outcomes.

Supportive Environment

Hope’s Destiny fosters a supportive and nurturing environment for our partial hospitalization programs. 

Our staff is committed to creating a safe space where you feel understood, valued, and empowered in your recovery journey. 

The sense of community within the program helps combat feelings of isolation, promoting a collaborative approach to healing.

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals who lend to this support include clinicians, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.

Flexibility for Real-Life Application

While PHPs provide intensive care, they also offer flexibility. 

Participants have the opportunity to practice and apply the coping skills learned during treatment in their daily lives. 

This transitional aspect helps you integrate newfound insights and strategies into your routine, preparing you for challenges you may face after treatment.

Continuous Monitoring and Adjustments

Hope’s Destiny recognizes the dynamic nature of mental health and addiction recovery. 

Continuous monitoring and adjustments to the treatment plan are crucial components of our PHP. 

Ways we monitor our patients throughout the PHP include:

  • Regular check-ins with therapists
  • Assessments of progress
  • Feedback from participants contribute to a responsive and adaptive approach
  • Ensuring that the care provided aligns with evolving needs

Transition & Aftercare Planning

As you progress through the PHP journey, discharge planning becomes a key focus. This phase involves developing a plan for the next steps in your recovery journey. 

This may include moving to a lower level of care, also known as a step-down level, such as an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or outpatient services.

Or, it could include integrating ongoing community support resources, such as 12-step support groups and individual counseling sessions.

Family Involvement

Hope’s Destiny recognizes the importance of family support in the recovery process. 

Our PHP may involve family therapy sessions, educational programs, or support groups.

These services foster open communication and provide families with tools to support their loved ones effectively during addiction recovery.

Gradual Reintegration into Daily Life

An essential aspect of PHP is its role in aiding in a gradual reintegration into daily life. 

This gradual transition helps you build confidence and resilience as you apply the skills learned in treatment to real-world situations. 

The structured support gradually gives way to increased independence, empowering you to navigate life’s challenges on your own.

Post-Treatment Monitoring 

Hope’s Destiny is committed to the long-term well-being of our participants. Even after completing the PHP, you may benefit from ongoing monitoring and support. 

This post-treatment phase, or aftercare, ensures a smooth transition and helps address any emerging challenges, reinforcing the gains made during the program.

Why Choose Partial Hospitalization Treatment?

There are many reasons to choose a partial hospitalization program, including gaining the coping skills needed to enter addiction recovery and prevent a relapse.

Here are some top reasons people choose PHP over other forms of care:

  • The outpatient format allows you to remain at a job, in school, or to continue caring for loved ones
  • The level of intensity can address a number of behavioral and mental health issues
  • PHPs are less costly than other programs, such as inpatient hospitalization 
  • A PHP can offer comprehensive care through a variety of services
  • These programs provide care for range of issues, such as addiction and anxiety or depression

What Types of Patients Will PHPs Benefit?

While partial hospitalization is a top choice for many people seeking recovery, it won’t be the optimal choice for everyone.

People in need of detoxification that requires medical monitoring, for example, will need to seek inpatient care before entering a PHP program.

Likewise, people who need long-term, residential care due to multiple behavioral health issues with severe withdrawal symptoms likely will not benefit from PHP.

You may see the results you want from a PHP if you:

  • Have a substance use or mental health disorder and don’t require inpatient care
  • Have tried inpatient treatment before and want a less-intensive form of care
  • Need to transition from a residential program to continue your recovery
  • Have experienced a recovery relapse and need to revisit your treatment goals

Partial Hospitalization Program Length & Duration

A PHP can last as long as 16 weeks, but many programs last 2 to 4 weeks. Program length will largely depend on your healthcare needs and your insurance coverage.

During care, you will attend treatment 3 to 5 days per week at the Hope’s Destiny treatment center. 

The amount of days you will need to attend will be determined by what’s included in your treatment plan.

Cost of PHPs in Pennsylvania

PHPs may range in cost based on where you live, your insurance coverage, and how long you will be in treatment. 

The average cost of a PHP is between $350 and $450 per day (before insurance) according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics.

Do PHPs Accept Insurance?

Many private care facilities accept health insurance coverage for partial hospitalization programs.

How much you will owe after insurance depends on your individual health plan, level of coverage, any copays or coinsurance you will owe, and your deductibles.

At Hope’s Destiny, we are in-network with many regional and national insurance plans.

How to Enter a PHP for Addiction Recovery in Pennsylvania

When you are ready to seek care for addiction and start your sober life, here are the steps you can take.

  1. Get a treatment referral from a primary healthcare provider (PCP) or a counselor or therapist.
  2. Undergo a treatment assessment. This evaluation will help determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
  3. Enter a partial hospitalization program, where you’ll receive intensive, targeted care multiple times per week from licensed professionals.
  4. Plan for your long-term recovery by discussing your recovery goals, learning coping skills, and making a relapse prevention plan.

Qualities of Top PHP Providers

The best PHP providers offer high-quality care from compassionate, dedicated healthcare professionals, in a supportive environment that fosters healing.

Here are some of the qualities to look for that signify an effective program:

  • A reputable addiction treatment facility 
  • Licensing through the state of Pennsylvania
  • Certifications and accreditations through third-party organizations
  • A continuum of care that includes other levels of treatment for addiction
  • In network with multiple insurance companies
  • Offers financial assistance or sliding fee scales for treatment payments
  • Has testimonials from past clients and/or a high online rating

Hope’s Destiny is proud to hold a 5-star online rating and full licensing through the state of Pennsylvania. 

We are committed to providing the highest standard of quality care for all those who trust us with their recovery treatment.

Find Specialized Partial Hospitalization Programs in Pennsylvania

Looking for top-quality recovery care without the long-term stay commitment in Pennsylvania? You may find the help you need at Hope’s Destiny.

Here, we provide partial hospitalization, IOPs, outpatient services, and aftercare to help you transition through each phase of recovery at your own pace.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our customized recovery programs.

FAQs on Partial Hospitalization Programs

What’s the difference between PHP and IOP?

PHPs and IOPs are both outpatient programs, but PHPs are slightly more intensive than IOPs.

That is, PHPs require a few more hours per week, and perhaps 1 or 2 more days per week than IOP programs.

Which program is right for you could depend on your phase of recovery, your commitment level, the severity of your condition, and other personal factors.

Can you recover from addiction in a PHP?

Yes, a partial hospitalization program can help you seek lasting addiction recovery. 

The results, though, will be affected by your level of dedication to your recovery, your support network post-treatment, and your long-term recovery plan.

How do I know if a PHP accepts my insurance?

Before entering any treatment program, you can talk to one of the program’s admissions specialists to learn if they are in network with your insurance.

That way, there are no hidden or surprise costs and you will know what you have to pay upfront. This can alleviate a lot of stress associated with seeking treatment.

When you contact Hope’s Destiny, we have specialists who can help you learn which insurance providers we work with and what our programs will cost.