A structured program of active treatment for psychiatric care that is more intense than the care you get in your doctor?s or therapist?s office.
Treatment consumers with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) receive when not in the hospital that lasts for more than an hour and takes place several days per week. Usually involves groups, one-on-one counseling and education.
A level of treatment where the patient spends a certain number of hours at the facility each day and returns to their home at night. Usually for more acute patients than day hospital programs, but less acute than inpatient or residential programs.
A program that provides less than 24-hour care (usually during the day) for mental health care, rehabilitative care or other services, often for patients in transition from full-time inpatient care to outpatient care.
An OHM-licensed outpatient program designed to stabilize and reduce acute psychiatric symptoms. The goal is to prevent inpatient hospitalization or to shorten the stay of a person already hospitalized.
Partial hospitalization is a type of program used to treat mental illness and substance abuse. In partial hospitalization, the patient continues to reside at home, but commutes to a treatment center up to seven days a week. Since partial hospitalization focuses on the overall treatment of the individual, rather than purely on his or her safety, the program is not used for people who are acutely suicidal.