Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Florida Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Integrative and holistic medical care is key to overcoming mental illness and addiction, as well as to achieve physical and emotional well being. Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides treatment for individuals dealing with medical, emotional, and psychiatric issues.

Treatment is conducted five hours a day in a tranquil, outpatient setting. The medically assisted recovery program operates either as an extension of post-hospitalization treatment or as an alternative to inpatient treatment, depending on the individual’s needs.

For those in need of comprehensive care, partial hospitalization programs provide the perfect setting.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program? 

In recent years, PHPs have emerged as an excellent treatment option to assist with coping skill building and overcoming mental health disorders. For example, these outpatient treatment facilities tackle a wide range of health concerns including: 

In a PHP, individuals often make daily visits to the behavioral health facility. For Port St. Lucie residents, we typically provide transportation to and from treatment.

Integrative Care to Treat the Whole Individual

At Port St. Lucie Hospital, we understand that you are not your disease. Our interdisciplinary behavioral health care team (consisting of mental health professionals, counselors, social workers, and support staff) is here to treat mental illness and help you work through your underlying emotional and/or behavioral triggers.

Therefore, each patient is treated with the utmost respect, courtesy, and compassion in order to empower them throughout the recovery process. 

The Assessment Process

Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program provides the highest quality assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation options for adults with mental health issues who require structured, outpatient treatment.

As a result, treatment is provided for our patients with kindness, empathy, dignity, and respect at all levels in the continuum of care. This is done in order to maximize the individual’s ability to develop successful mental and emotional health.

Before a patient begins treatment, we conduct several assessments to evaluate their physical, social, and emotional health. These assessments help determine the appropriate level of care, which may be either inpatient or partial hospitalization treatment. Treatment modalities consist of:

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for PHP? 

Everything begins with the assessment process. Your care team will discuss with your and your friends/family members whether PHP is a good fit for your needs. However, PHPs are typically suited for people who: 

  • Have completed detoxification (if suffering from substance abuse) 
  • Can commit themselves fully to a substance abuse treatment
  • Have a strong support network of friends, family members, and outreach groups
  • Possess the motivation to want to work through challenges and achieve better health

These are just a few examples of traits that good candidates for PHP may have. In some cases, your mental health team may recommend other treatment options, such as an inpatient program. For this reason, it’s best to speak with a doctor before committing to a certain track. 

What Do PHP Treatment Plans Look Like? 

Port St. Lucie’s Partial Hospitalization Program centers around a multidisciplinary, integrative community mental health approach. In particular, patients work with social workers, clinicians, substance abuse counselors, nurses, and other professionals to get the best treatment possible. Thus, this team will create a personalized, health-specific care plan which is continuously updated throughout the treatment process. Therefore, your plan will include: 

  • Group and individual therapy sessions
  • Family and support network outreach
  • Coordination with your primary healthcare provider 
  • Meetings with your case manager 
  • Medication assessment 
  • Discharge planning and long term care 

Ultimately, treatment is designed to facilitate long-lasting gains to help move towards continuous growth. 

Dual Diagnosis PHP

In many cases, individuals may suffer from both mental health and substance abuse disorders. This is called a co-occurring disorder, or dual diagnosis. Our PHP approaches both of these challenges simultaneously for better mental health and addiction treatment.

Through this dual approach, patients are not only able to overcome addiction, but also identify underlying triggers that may contribute to their substance abuse. Working in both peer groups and individual sessions, patients cover topics such as:

  • Sexual assault
  • Loss of a loved one 
  • Domestic abuse 
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma survival 
  • Sexuality and sexual orientation 

Partial Hospitalization Program: Integrative Recovery 

In conclusion, Port St. Lucie Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program provides people with the support and holistic care they need to stay on the road to recovery. In particular, by using modern medicine and evidence-based care strategies, they can work through mental health and substance abuse disorders. Our treatment provides patients with the tools they need for empowerment and lifelong growth. So, reach out to us online or call us at (772) 238-7734 to see how our healthcare professionals can help you or a loved one. 

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