If you or a family member has moderate or severe mental health issues, a partial hospitalization program might be the right solution. Our programs help many people get symptoms under control and return to fully functioning and productive lives.
All of the programs include a partial hospitalization level of care, which patients attend five days a week, as well as an intensive outpatient level of care, which patients attend three to four days a week. The total number of days depends on clinical need and the insurance provider.
The Adult Day Hospital
The Adult Day Hospital serves people who are acutely or chronically disabled with a recurrent psychiatric illness (schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, chronic depression or bipolar disorder.) The goal of the program is to provide outpatient treatment with a focus on symptom reduction, stabilization, social and functional skill development and the beginnings of the process of preparing for vocational rehabilitation.
The Adult Day Hospital conducts in-depth assessments of people to determine functional and cognitive abilities and to guide treatment. The program employs specific modules to strengthen social skills and assist patients in improving practical skills, in particular areas fundamental to community living.
The Adult Intensive Program
The Adult Intensive Program is for the working adult and those experiencing emotional difficulties at work or home. Often severe depression, anxiety or personality disorder is the underlying cause. The program’s structured group therapies are CBT/DBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy) designed to teach life skills and provide coping skills on managing relationships and practical daily living to assist in reducing and managing disabling symptoms.
The Adolescent Day Program
The Adolescent Day Program is a short-term program for adolescents who are experiencing a crisis in their homes, or who are transitioning from the inpatient unit. The structured day program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address issues concerning peer relations and family difficulties. The program also provides education related to each adolescent’s specific disorder, as well as about related problems such as eating disorders and chemical dependency.
The Dialectical Program (DBT)
At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, our DBT program is call Full Living Color. This program is for adults and young adults who are having difficulty with work or school because of depression and self-harm urges or actions. The program is highly structured. It teaches the four core modules of DBT, using a daily diary card and homework assignments to reinforce learning of the skills.
The Eating Disorder Program
The Eating Disorders Program provides a structured environment in which to address eating disorder issues. The program includes work with dietitians and CBT/DBT group therapy designed to educate, teach skills and provide insights on managing relationships and practical daily living.