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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)


Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is for adults, age 18 and older, who do not require the 24 hour supervision provided by an inpatient program. Hickory Trail Hospital’s PHP is the most intensive level of outpatient treatment and is often the next step following inpatient hospitalization, but many individuals enter PHP directly.
Patients participate Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., including an on-site lunch break.
Patients are in treatment for four hours per day, five days a week. Program length is individualized; patients often spend one to two weeks in PHP, then may transition into our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Our Focus

Our diagnostic and treatment components include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication consultation
  • Weekly visits with a psychiatric professional
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Transportation assistance
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral group therapy
  • Adjunctive therapy groups, including yoga, animal-assisted therapy, and mindfulness training
  • Psychoeducational classes and group therapy by masters-level therapists with a focus on:
    • Mood management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Substance use disorders
    • Relapse prevention
    • Distress tolerance
    • Goal setting
    • Interpersonal skills building
    • Mindfulness
    • Distorted thinking
    • Spirituality and wellness
    • Self-acceptance
    • Grief and loss
    • Building healthy habits

*Affordable transportation options available upon request.

The treatment team consists of the patient, family members, the physician, the therapist a social worker, nurses, and mental health professionals. Anyone on the treatment team can address questions regarding a patient’s treatment plan. The therapist develops an individualized treatment plan to address the patient’s unique needs and consults with the assigned physician to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Patients receive a variety of therapy services, along with provision of thorough aftercare planning.

Our goal is to provide individualized care to guide patients toward significantly improving overall wellness, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of mood disorders and life stressors.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

While we cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, you can call to schedule a complimentary assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 972-298-7323. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.