Partial Hospitalization Program

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Substance Use Disorder



What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, is a short-term, comprehensive program of intensive outpatient therapy. At The GateHouse, Individuals attend group sessions four days a week for five hours per day. Patients also meet with their Primary Counselor twice a week as part of their individualized therapy.

Is PHP an evidence-based program?

The curriculum used at The GateHouse for PHP is evidence-based, which means the methods have been rigorously proven effective in the treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders.

What are the benefits of PHP versus solely attending a support group?

PHP provides individualized and specialized group therapies facilitated by professionals and specialists who teach proven strategies for managing specific problems such as trauma, gender-specific issues, and co-occurring disorders.

What classes are provided during PHP?

In addition to meditation, The GateHouse offers a life-skills group, which focuses on:

  • money management
  • budgeting
  • resume writing
  • job search assistance and resources
  • banking
  • other types of access to community resources

Psycho-education classes provide education on issues specific to those struggling with substance use disorders, including trauma, co-occurring disorders, cognitive distortions, and other issues. This includes a discussion with every person in the group to identify how they relate to each topic or how it occurs in their own lives.

What is a typical day of PHP at The GateHouse?

A typical schedule looks like this:

8:30 a.m. – Check-in

9-9:45 a.m. – Meditation and morning meeting –

10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Psycho-education Group

12-12:30 p.m. – Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. – Processing Group or Life-Skills Group

1:30-2 p.m. – Closing Group

Fridays include weekly progress updates and weekend prep work to keep clients actively engaged in their treatment program.

How long does PHP typically last?

PHP is a short-term, intensive service. The GateHouse facilitates person-centered therapy, which is guided by the client’s preferences. Most individuals may expect a period of four to six weeks of PHP.

How many people attend the program?

Groups consist of 10 to 12 individuals so that everyone receives the individual attention they need and deserve.

What health care providers or staff are involved in PHP?

The GateHouse has an extensive staff to support the needs of clients, including our Medical Director, Clinical Director, Psychiatrist, Case Managers, Peer Support, Clinicians, and Community Resource Providers as well as members of the recovery community.

Does The GateHouse provide housing for PHP clients?

GateHouse offers housing for those who need it at no additional cost.

What is the philosophy of The GateHouse in treating addiction?

The GateHouse strives to create a community where everyone struggling with addiction is able to pursue and ultimately restore their human spirit.

The GateHouse staff members truly embody the values of our agency.  We walk beside our clients and cultivate a culture that encourages opportunities for growth while supporting them in their journey to overcome addiction. Ultimately, our vision is for our clients to maintain a lifelong lifestyle of recovery.

Why should I entrust my loved one or myself to Gatehouse?

The GateHouse has been providing accredited, community-based recovery care since 1972. Our services are gender-neutral.

Click here to learn more about what makes The GateHouse stand out from other rehabilitation centers as well as our treatment outcomes.

What is the next step for those recovering from addiction after PHP?

One can reasonably expect to be stepped down to a lower level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) or other outpatient services. The GateHouse offers IOP and general outpatient treatment. Maintaining support is crucial in sustaining recovery.

Does insurance cover PHP?

The GateHouse works with medical assistance and county assistance as well as some commercial insurance companies to cover PHP.

If you or a loved one are looking for a trusted and effective partial hospitalization program to overcome substance use disorder, our caring staff members at The GateHouse welcome an opportunity to speak with you! Please contact us today by phone or email. All information is 100% confidential.

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