Our Partial Hospitalization Programs offer comprehensive treatment during the day, with patients returning to their homes in the evening. The people served by this program include:

    • Patients  transitioning from an inpatient level of care
    • Patients in need of a cost-effective alternative to inpatient hospitalization
    • Patients experiencing moderate to severe psychiatric symptoms.

Both programs encompass family issues and encourage family involvement in treatment planning. Family therapy is available as indicated or requested. 

Individualized treatment includes group psychotherapy, education for life management, stress reduction education, medication management and individualized treatment. The therapeutic focus is on symptom relief, problem solving and improving the person's ability to function independently.

Patients participate in structured treatment for three to five days per week (Monday – Friday), for one to six weeks. Treatment takes place between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and usually lasts for 4-5 hours a day. A meal is provided at noon in the communal dining area. Lunch vouchers are offered to adult program members 18-55.

The program for older adults offers a shorter day, and/or fewer days per week. Therapy focuses on symptom relief, problem solving and improving ability to function independently.

Both programs utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills, medication and other treatment modalities.

To schedule an assessment contact Adult Partial Hospitalization (ages 18 to 55) at 1-415-925-7681 or Older Adult Partial Hospitalization (ages 55 and older) at 1-415-925-7679.

Transportation

Transportation can be arranged and provided to and from as needed from central and southern Marin (for older adults).

Insurance

Both programs are covered by Medicare and private insurance companies. Many supplemental insurance policies, including Medi-Cal, provide secondary insurance coverage.

Referrals

We welcome referrals from physicians, families, healthcare professionals, agencies or self-referral. Admission into the programs required a psychiatrist’s orders and supervision. If there is not an attending psychiatrist, the program can help arrange for a psychiatrist to oversee care while in the program. Please contact us for details.