Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program is designed for individuals between the ages of 4 and 17 who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. The level of treatment within the Partial Hospitalization Program provides many of the same therapy disciplines and educational components as a traditional inpatient program, and allows the individual to continue treatment while building, practicing, and strengthening new skills in their family and community environments. Partial Hospitalization Program provides intensive and structured treatment during the transition from an inpatient treatment program to home and school, or when treatment that is more intensive than traditional outpatient therapy is not enough to be effective.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) includes separate programs for tots, children, and adolescents. PHP is held five days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. SBHS PHP allows participants to keep up with school work during academic time with the assistance of our licensed teacher. Therapeutic groups builds communication skills, conflict resolution skills, anger management skills, emotional regulation skills, and general coping skills to assist participants in daily life at home, school, and in their communities. PHP programming can include group and expressive therapy, daily education and tutoring, health and nutrition education, and substance use treatment and education for adolescents. Our PHP psychiatrist and/or Advanced Practice Nurse provide medication consultation and management to PHP participants. PHP participants also receive a light breakfast and lunch during the programming day.

The groups enable the multi-disciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, nurse, licensed therapist, certified teacher, and behavioral health technicians to evaluate and assist the individual in their recovery, gain insight into problems, and discover more successful behaviors.

Individuals typically participate in the Partial Hospitalization Program for 10 to 15 days over a two to three week period. This varies from participant to participant based on individual needs.
The goal of the Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Partial Hospitalization Program is to identify and build upon the individual’s strengths and to assist them in returning to an optimal level of productivity and emotional health.

SBHS Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) provides follow-up treatment subsequent to discharge from Partial Hospitalization programming. IOP provides the  continued intensive treatment needed to facilitate successful transition and gradual return to home and school. Please see SBHS Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) page to learn more about SBHS IOP programming.