The Partial Hospital Program is designed for both male and females adolescents and adults leaving residential or inpatient treatment that need additional structure to continue their recovery. PHP is also suitable for individuals whose clinical condition does not require acute residential or inpatient care but requires more than outpatient or intensive outpatient programs. The program structure offers support and treatment to both male and female clients and allows them to remain in their communities and practice their newly-acquired self management skills at home in the evenings and on the weekends. The schedule for PHP outlines what types of therapies are offered and provides a detailed overview of a client's typical day.
Our Partial Hospital Program meets six days a week (Monday through Saturday from 9:00AM to 3:30PM) and offers a variety of therapies to help clients overcome their eating disorder. The adolescent group program provides opportunities for clients to address developmental concerns. The adult group program explores developmental concerns as well but also focuses on helping clients to balance collegiate, career, and family demands with self-care.
To participate in the Partial Hospital Program, clients must be medically stable and have an outpatient treatment team. A multidisciplinary team of professionals develops and implements individual treatment plans for each client. Nutritional planning, comprehensive psychiatric assessment, and medication management are key components to care. Each treatment plan includes individual case management and family, nutritional, and group treatment designed to focus on the specific eating disordered behaviors as well as other issues each client presents. The average length of PHP treatment is three to six weeks and varies according to one’s medical stability, response to treatment, symptom improvement, and insurance benefits.
CEDC will work with Massachusetts school departments to obtain tutors for adolescent patients unable to attend classes due to PHP attendance.