The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides an option for patients who do not or no longer meet the qualifications for an inpatient hospital stay, but could also use more intense treatment than the typical outpatient structure provides. Bridging the gap between inpatient and outpatient services, the PHP day treatment program is designed to help encourage success in symptom management and recovery.
Our PHP treatment team, comprised of a psychiatrist and licensed behavioral health practitioners, collaborates with patients and their families using therapeutic interventions, education and monitoring. Our goal is to support your child’s ability to manage themselves at home through structured treatment at a less acute level than inpatient hospitalization.
The program is for patients 12 to 18 years old with a primary diagnosis of behavioral or mental health concerns who have been medically stabilized, but would benefit from and thrive with more constant, comprehensive involvement. Primary diagnoses of substance abuse, eating disorders or autism are not eligible for admission to the PHP.
Each patient would treat the PHP like a typical school day, attending for 6 hours each day Monday through Friday. The average length of stay is 2 to 4 weeks, based upon symptom severity and patient progress.
For more details about the program, please refer to our PHP Patient and Family Handbook (PDF).
Physician Referral and Insurance
Please call 205-638-5060 for questions or insurance eligibility. An intake appointment will be made with the patient to verify the PHP is the appropriate level of care. Insurance will be verified for eligibility; a quote of benefits is not a guarantee of payment.
The Partial Hospitalization Program is conveniently located in the Arlington Business Center, across the street from Children’s Park Place clinics. Parking is available on site.
Arlington Business Center
1523 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233