What Is PHP/IOP?

Compass Health Center and Compass Virtual offer Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs. These are group-based therapeutic programs which are treatment options for individuals who are struggling with debilitating symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, PTSD, and/or Bipolar Disorder that interfere with daily functioning.

Generally, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a structured, intensive mental health care program for those with severe mental health or substance use disorders. PHP mental health providers offer a range of services, such as individual therapy, skill development, and medication management, all in one location.

Compass's PHP mental health and IOP programs offer people comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health treatment while maintaining life at home.

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PHP/IOP Programming at Compass Health Center

Compass Health Center is committed to responding to the community's need for evidence-based, comprehensive non-hospital-based psychiatric care.

After an initial consultation, Compass's multidisciplinary treatment team customizes the PHP mental health or IOP program for each patient in collaboration with the patient's support network, including their family and outpatient team. Both programs are centered around interactive, group-based therapy, psychiatric, and individual care.

Compass patients are provided with continuous support by giving them easy access and frequent treatment sessions with their psychiatrist and a tailored team of specialists. Compass Health Center's standard of care stands out from other comprehensive mental health treatment facilities.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

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What to Expect

The Partial Hospitalization (PHP) Program is more comprehensive than its IOP counterpart. It is a full-time mental health treatment program that runs six hours each day. Every day, patients under PHP attend a combination of group and individual care led by licensed therapists.

Compass Health Center’s PHP implements a variety of evidence-based therapies, including psychiatry, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, experiential therapy, and additional specialized services, if needed. The length of PHP treatment depends on a patient’s progress. Often, the goal is to step down to IOP, which is considered a lower level of behavioral health care.

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PHP Benefits

PHP offers a safe and structured environment while giving patients the ability to return home each evening after a full day of treatment. It benefits those individuals who are looking for more support than can be offered in an outpatient setting. PHP also benefits those not ready to step down to traditional outpatient therapy after inpatient hospitalization or residential treatment.

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PHP is Recommended if You:

  • Have completed a residential treatment program but still require continuing care as you transition back into your everyday life.
  • Are in recovery but require a moderate to high level of mental health care.
  • Have been diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder (for instance, Depression with Substance Use Disorder).
  • Are unable to make progress even after taking an intensive outpatient program.
  • Have difficulty maintaining day-to-day activities at home, work, or school.
  • Are not at risk of harming yourself or others.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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What to Expect

Our intensive outpatient Program is a short-term treatment model consisting of half-day treatment for three hours a day and typically starts at five days per week. Patients are able to address their mental health while continuing to work, go to school, and handle daily responsibilities at home. Compass provides both daytime and evening options.

Compass Health Center's IOP care serves a wide range of mental health conditions, including Mood & Anxiety Disorders, OCD & Complex Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Pain & Illness, and Trauma, among others.

IOP services are typically the next step down after PHP or inpatient care for those with pre-existing mental health disorders. IOP programs can also be used as an initial treatment or preventive measure for individuals struggling with their mental health but who are not candidates for PHP or residential-level care.

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IOP Benefits

Our IOP services are an effective relapse-prevention strategy. This program helps patients learn how to manage their mental health challenges while balancing work, relationships, and other aspects of everyday life. Patients in IOP develop positive coping strategies, improve their confidence and self-esteem, and learn techniques to manage their emotions.

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IOP is Ideal for:

• Patients with mild to moderate symptoms.
• Individuals who want to access continuing mental health care without sacrificing their employment or studies.
• Those who do not require a medical detox and 24-hour supervision.
• Patients who do not self-harm or have suicidal tendencies.

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When to Seek Support from Compass Health Center

When immediate access to mental health care is needed and to avoid lengthy emergency room wait times or inpatient hospitalization
When immediate access to mental health care is needed and to avoid lengthy emergency room wait times or inpatient hospitalization  · When progress isn’t being made in weekly outpatient therapy
When individuals would benefit from learning skills and strategies to achieve their full potential
When ability to function effectively at home, work, or school is negatively impacted
When medication adjustments are required as a part of treatment and it would be helpful to see a psychiatrist within 48 hours
When a team of professionals, including therapists, psychiatrists, and family therapists, working together all in one setting is needed
When experiencing non-suicidal self-injury or related urges, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, or when there is a general concern for safety and wellbeing
Virtual: When there are barriers to accessing care or finding resources within the community
When recently discharged from psychiatric hospitalization

Which Program Is Right for You?

Every person’s experience and behavioral health goals are different. The team at Compass Health Center can help you choose the treatment program that can best meet your specific needs.

When you express interest in Compass’s PHP/IOP services, a mental health care professional will evaluate your needs and provide a detailed assessment and expert recommendations on what type of treatment will benefit you the most.

Programs can be changed from PHP to IOP, and vice-versa, once you begin treatment.