Patient Guide to Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are offered for patients as part of the treatment continuum. These programs offer a safe, structured environment while enabling the patient to return home at night and maintain important family and community relationships. Partial hospitalization may be appropriate for patients making the transition from inpatient to outpatient treatment or as a program alternative for patients who do not present any danger to themselves or others but need a structured treatment plan and environment. Family and support person involvement is a crucial part of the treatment process; since the patient returns home each night it is important that family members and support persons are involved in the therapeutic process.

For PHP admissions options, please contact our Intake Department.
For PHP transportation options, please view the PHP Transportation Guide.

Partial Hospitalization Programs include:

Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is available at Fuller HospitalHRI Hospital, Pembroke Hospital, and Arbour Counseling Services’ sites in Fall River, Haverhill, Norwell, Woburn and Worcester.

Adult Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is available at Fuller Hospital, HRI Hospital, and Arbour Counseling Services’ sites in Fall River, Haverhill, Norwell, Woburn and Worcester.

Adolescent Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is available at Pembroke Hospital, The Boston Center, and Arbour Counseling Services, Worcester.

Child Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is available at The Boston Center.
The Boston Center Child and Adolescent PHP Brochure

The Triangle Program (HRI Hospital)
A partial hospitalization program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals.

Latino Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is available at Arbour Counseling Services, Lawrence.

Women’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
This program is available at HRI Hospital.

To refer a patient to partial hospitalization, you may obtain prior approval from the patient’s insurance company before contacting Intake, or we can do an on-site evaluation and contact the insurance company with information needed for authorization.