Palo Verde Behavioral Health’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a medically-supervised psychiatric program that offers comprehensive, clinical services for individuals experiencing increased symptoms, behavioral disturbances or other conditions negatively impacting mental and behavioral function in their daily lives without requiring around-the-clock psychiatric care. The purpose of PHP is to evaluate and treat psychiatric concerns and/or to help prevent relapse or the need for hospitalization. Participants in this program must not pose an immediate risk to themselves or others. This level of psychiatric care functions as an alternative to inpatient care, as transitional care following an inpatient stay, in lieu of continued hospitalization, as a step-down service or when the severity of symptoms is such that success in a less acute level of care is tenuous.
Using a group therapy model, the program actively engages patients in the process of learning more about their disorders, developing effective coping and interpersonal skills safely and effectively reintegrating back into their community. Through discussions, skill practices, role-playing and other activities, the program fosters patient competence in such aspects of daily living as medication adherence and education; goal setting; coping effectively; stress management; interpersonal relationships and social interactions; managing time and expectations; community living; and more.
In PHP, patients attend five hours a day, Monday through Friday. All therapy is provided by a Masters-level clinical supervised by the clinical director. This includes four hours of clinical group therapy, nursing assessments and lunch. Each patient will have weekly meetings with the Psychiatrist/Nurse Practitioner; medication education is provided to help patients better understand their medication, diagnosis and related issues that could be affecting their overall mental health. Patients also actively participate in a dietary group and activity groups including art therapy, yoga and mindfulness-based activities.
Our intake and admissions office provides no-cost assessment services 24/7. If you or someone you know is struggling and may be in need of treatment at Palo Verde Behavioral Health, don’t hesitate to call 520-322-2888 today.