Partial Hospitalization - Group Counseling
Partial Hospitalization (PH) is an active day mental health program. Services include individual and group counseling, health and personal hygiene instruction, social interaction and psychiatric consultation. Its goal is to increase the ability of the client to understand and solve his/her mental health difficulties and to decrease the need for various treatment and support services.
Services available to the individuals in PH include psychiatric evaluation, consultation, medication monitoring, case management and individual and group counseling. Program participants work on achieving their individual goals through therapeutic activities, such as group therapy, goals group, social and community awareness and stress management. Areas of interest, such as music, art, health issues and exercise are also explored in PH. Occupational therapies such as evaluation, ongoing consultation and design of adaptive equipment are available to those who need it. Assistance with mobility and limited personal care can be provided.
Through a combination of group and individual therapy, invited speakers and community participation, clients expand their knowledge, develop peer support and learn about resources available to them. Recent interests and activities have included regular visits by a therapy animal, a health professional and a high school science club.
To be considered for UCP's Partial Hospitalization program, an individual will benefit from group activities, present no danger to self or others and be motivated to participate in his/her treatment planning. Following an evaluation by a psychiatrist and a program coordinator, applicants who are accepted into the program are assigned a case manager. A flexible treatment plan, designed to meet the individual's psychiatric and other needs, is then developed with the client, PH staff, occupational therapist and others as appropriate.
This program is licensed by the PA Department of Public Welfare as a Mental Health Partial Hospital Program. Funding for participation is possible through Community Behavioral Health (CBH) and is contingent upon their approval. You must reside in Philadelphia and be eligible for CBH funding in order to participate in the PH program.
To schedule an intake appointment or to obtain more information, contact Admissions Coordinator Shelley Silverman at 215-242-4200, ext. 265 or email email@example.com, or contact Director of Adult Services Susan Smith at 215-248-7606, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Support Services
Participants in the PH Program receive additional services in order to encourage healthy and independent living. Information and assistance in areas such as transportation, Social Security, medical benefits, attendant care, and housing are also available.