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Partial Hospitalization Program: For Adults

The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Cedar Springs Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO, serves as an alternative to and/or transition from inpatient care. This specially designed level of care is provided Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch is included) for adults 18 years of age or older. PHP offers patients the intensity of therapy and intervention available to inpatients, but the convenience of remaining at home during evenings and weekends. The goal of the PHP is to prevent the worsening of psychiatric symptoms and to assist the person to be able to return to full participation in the community.

Advantages of PHP

  • Patient continues to live at home, but comes to hospital for care
  • Weekly psychiatric oversight and supervision
  • Skilled nursing interventions
  • Multi-disciplinary treatment team
  • Hospital stays may be shortened by “step down” to PHP
  • Less intensive, less expensive alternative to hospitalization

PHP Treatment Team/Staff

  • Psychiatrist
  • Licensed Social Worker/Therapist
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse

PHP Services

  • Individual meetings with a psychiatrist and licensed staff
  • Group and family counseling sessions led by licensed staff
  • Medication monitoring
  • Case management for successful reintegration into the community
  • Comprehensive discharge plan

Each patient has a treatment team that develops, in consultation with the patient, a plan of care that outlines the treatment goals and activities based on identified needs of the individual patient.

Treatment activities may include:

  • Illness education: teaching the patient and family the causes, symptoms, medication management and treatments of the diagnosed illness
  • Goal setting
  • Medication education
  • Life skill management
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Effective communication skills
  • Coping skills
  • Setting and attaining goals
  • Substance abuse
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Healthy self esteem
  • Other issues relevant to continued wellness

At the time of discharge, the patient receives a discharge plan detailing instructions for medications and outpatient follow-up services in the community. View the current PHP schedule.

Admissions and Referral Services

Everything starts with our secured admissions and referral department, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by highly skilled Master’s level clinicians and RNs specially trained to assess individuals with a variety of behavioral health issues. We provide timely emergent psychiatric evaluations for patients in crisis. We also accept direct referrals.

Our PHP accepts coverage by most commercial insurance carriers.

To schedule an assessment or for more information, please call 719-633-4114 or 1-800-888-1088.