Outpatient Treatment for Children
Brentwood Hospital offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for children ages 4 to 12 who may have less severe distress symptoms, but are still exhibiting emotional, and/or behavioral problems including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self-destructive behaviors, severe anger issues, impulsivity or difficulty functioning at home or school. PHP is a highly-structured program that provides treatment administered under the supervision of an attending psychiatrist during the day but allows children to return home in the evening. Our clinically-based, comprehensive program includes discharge planning and connecting patients with community services following treatment. Patients admitted to the PHP must not be considered at risk of harming themselves or others.
Program features include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Physical examination
- Family, group and individual therapy
- Health and nutrition education
- Activity and recreational therapy
- Medication management
- Substance abuse treatment, as necessary.
- Educational support
- Individualized discharge and aftercare planning
For more information on this program and other outpatient treatments and services, please visit the Outpatient Physician’s Clinic page.