The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is available for individuals, 18 years or older, who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition and/or an addiction. PHP addresses the needs of patients whose symptoms do not require the intensity of a 24-hour inpatient program, but still need more support than provided by individual outpatient therapy. Individuals are evaluated prior to starting programs to identify the appropriate level of care for promoting recovery.
With the exception of assessments and doctor’s visits, the daily schedule consists of four different groups. Patients are encouraged to talk about their symptoms, stressors, support systems and concerns, and to participate in activities to increase understanding and insight. Therapists help identify possible solutions, provide education about diagnoses and work with patients to strengthen healthy coping skills. SummitRidge Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides a full day of therapeutic activities for adults in both Lawrenceville and Athens, Georgia.
Groups are designed to help patients identify and clarify problems as well as gain confidence when facing issues. Plans are developed for maintaining progress upon completion of the program. The program meets daily with lunch provided.
Adult Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program (PIOP) – This is a step down program for Inpatient and PHP that provides the opportunity to continue to focus on their treatment issues as they begin to resume their daily lives. This program is scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Our Adult Addictive Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program (ADIOP) is a 7-8 week program designed to assist substance dependent adults and their families address the many issues associated with early recovery. Together they learn about the disease of addiction and relapse prevention as they integrate new recovery skills into their lives. This program is offered either Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Family members and other support persons are urged to participate in the patient/family group held each week.. This group addresses questions about diagnoses, how to improve communication and how to work more effectively to enhance recovery.
Patients are urged to go to daily 12-step meetings in addition to the regular PHP groups. It is important to begin developing the connection with the recovering community before completing PHP. Patients attend the program for an average of two weeks, or as long as their physician feels it is necessary and helpful.