Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program opens at Peak Behavioral Health

Officials with Peak Behavioral Hospital have introduced a new Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for tweens and teens who require treatment.

Peak’s PHP is for adolescents, 12 to 17 years of age, who do not require the intensity of a hospital setting but are still having emotional or behavioral issues that need to be addressed more than what is available in an outpatient setting.

“We saw a great need in our community for this level of behavioral health treatment,” says Sandra Emmanuel, chief executive officer at Peak. “Our PHP allows adolescents to receive care in a safe, structured environment under clinical supervision while on site, then return home to their families each evening.”

Peak’s program provides support and treatment for youth facing emotional or mental difficulties and/or substance abuse problems. Participants attend PHP five days a week for six hours each day, which includes attending treatment and school.

“The goal of PHP is to maintain the patient’s progress and prevent relapse or readmission to the hospital,” says Emmaunel. “PHP may also be a ‘step down’ from hospitalization or a ‘step up’ when outpatient treatment is not effectively meeting the needs of the patient.”

In addition to clinical staff, Peak’s PHP has a certified educator on site to provide academic support for virtual learning. Transportation is also available if needed.

For more information or to schedule a free assessment, residents can call Peak Behavioral Health’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at 575-589-3000 or they can visit their website.