Partial Hospitalization Program

At San Juan Capestrano Hospital, we provide detox, inpatient and outpatient services to adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with addiction and mental health issues. We offer specialized programming options to ensure that each patient receives the level of care they need.

PHP Overview

When an individual no longer requires the intensive mental healthcare offered in more intensive treatment settings, such as inpatient care, a less restrictive treatment recommendation is often made to accommodate this need. San Juan Capestrano Hospital is pleased to offer this less restrictive option for care in the form of our partial hospitalization programs (PHP) that are designed to meet the mental health needs of both adolescents and adults.

With one program catered to adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years old and a separate unit tailored to meet the needs of adults aged 18 and older, San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s partial hospitalization program is an invaluable treatment option that addresses the core causes and symptoms of a number of mental health concerns, including those associated with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, phobias, eating disorders, PTSD, and OCD, among others. Additionally, with the adult PHP located in 10 different locations and the adolescent PHP located in 4 different locations, our patients have the ability to access these services without the obstacle of distance standing in the way of receiving this type of advantageous treatment.

Treatments and Therapies

Qualified and experienced mental health professionals administer treatment within each program and are there to support every patient as the therapeutic process is navigated. These professionals, of which include therapists, social workers, and other mental health specialists, utilize dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy as they facilitate the following treatment methods:

  • Individual therapy with a case manager, of which is offered twice per week for both adolescent and adult patients
  • Occupational therapy is administered daily for adolescents and twice per week for adults
  • Family therapy is held once per week for both adolescent and adult patients
  • Medication management services with a psychiatrist occur at least twice per week for each patient in both programs

Furthermore, the adolescent and adult PHPs include a number of groups and experiential therapies so that patients can find additional support in other patients and have the opportunity to try new skills that have been learned in treatment. The following groups and experiential therapies are those that are offered in San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s PHP.

Groups and experiential therapies offered in both programs:

  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Stress management
  • Decision-making groups
  • Self-esteem improvement
  • Suicide prevention
  • Assertiveness training
  • Interpersonal relationships improvement
  • Grief and loss management
  • Pilates
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Crisis management

Groups and experiential therapies featured in the adolescent PHP:

  • Teen issues
  • School issues
  • Bullying and cyber-bulling issues
  • Sexuality and health

Group and experiential therapies available in adult PHP:

  • Anger management
  • Medical issues management
  • Trauma therapy
  • Workplace issues
  • Abuse prevention and management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills

The above groups and experiential therapies are offered four times daily in each program and can be part of a patient’s treatment plan if they meet the needs of the individual patient. Additionally, family education opportunities are afforded to patients and their families at least one time during the course of treatment so that the primary support system of our patients can gain a better understanding of their loved one’s condition and progress while at San Juan Capestrano Hospital.

The goal of both programs is provide the necessary support and care to patients who are battling mental illness in the least restrictive environment possible. It is our hope that each patient who completes PHP will have acquired the skills, confidence, and resources needed to function in a healthy manner in his or her respective community.

If you feel that you, your child, or other loved one could benefit from San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s adolescent or adult PHP, do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to learn more about our admissions process.

The caring staff at San Juan Capestrano Hospital helped me feel safe and confident that my daughter would get the help she needed to be her old self again.

– Camila S.