The Lake Behavioral Partial Hospitalization Program

The Lake Behavioral Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a mental health treatment program where teens ages 13-17 learn about themselves and mental health in a group setting several hours each day, Monday through Friday. Teens take part in the program during the day and return home at night. PHP is a short term program, lasting approximately 2-3 weeks, depending on each teen’s needs and individual progress.

There are two means of program entry. Teens may utilize this program as a step down from inpatient treatment. In this way, they will have an opportunity to continue working on the goals made in the inpatient setting. Teens may also be admitted into PHP without a stay in our hospital. Sometimes this is just what is needed to help avoid a hospitalization.

Once someone seeks treatment for a mental health condition, a team member in Assessment and Referral provides an assessment to help determine the level of care that is right for each individual. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is for teens who:

  • Are not in acute crisis
  • Are medically well; medically stable
  • Are experiencing difficulty at school and/or at home
  • Have support to insure treatment success
  • Are willing to participate in program activities
  • Have a mental health condition or a co-occurring mental health condition and a substance abuse disorder

A typical week consists of group therapy, psychoeducation, skill-building growth and practice, along with a weekly one on one with a psychiatrist, who can provide medication management if needed. Family or guardian support sessions are provided to help cement the teen’s success and help guardians and parents understand programming. School work is provided by licensed teachers so teens do not miss school time and school credit while in PHP.

Lake Behavioral Hospital will provide transportation to and from PHP. Since teens are in the program for several hours each day, both snacks and lunch are provided.

To learn more about PHP, please call Assessment and Referral at 855-990-1900. Our team will help you schedule an appointment for a free, confidential assessment. Walk-ins are accepted.