Is partial hospitalization right for me?
Your doctor may recommend a partial hospitalization program (PHP) if you:
- Are having trouble with daily living due to mental illness and/or substance use.
- Continue to struggle with symptoms while receiving outpatient care.
- Don’t need 24-hour care but do need lots of help to manage your symptoms.
A PHP may be part of your continuing care plan to help you:
- Prevent or reduce the need for inpatient care, or
- Transition from inpatient care to regular outpatient care.
The partial hospitalization program at ProHealth is for adults age 18 and older.
If you’re worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, get help right away. Call 9-1-1 or visit the closest emergency room.
What to expect
You’ll attend PHP at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital Monday through Friday. Take part in therapy and other helpful services for up to seven hours a day. Depending on your needs, your care may include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Prescription medications
Your care team will help you decide how long you should participate in our partial hospitalization program. Most people attend PHP for about two weeks.
Get complete care from a compassionate behavioral health team that may include:
- Psychotherapist – Provides individual or group therapy and coordinates your care.
- Expressive therapist – Promotes health and wellness through art, music, writing and other activities.
- Occupational therapist – Helps you develop skills for daily life.
- Psychiatrist – Oversees your care and prescribes medications.
- Addiction medicine physician – Specializes in diagnosing and treating substance use disorders.
- Psychiatric nurse – Helps manage your care and medications.
- Psychologist – Consults on your care and reviews your treatment plan.
- Chaplain – Offers spiritual support.
Work with your psychotherapist to create a plan to help you maintain your progress after you complete the program. Count on us to communicate with your primary care provider and regular mental health care providers to make sure you receive follow-up care.