The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ohio State’s Harding Hospital offers intensive treatment through the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). These programs are designed to treat a variety of psychiatric illnesses and symptoms using group psychotherapy, education, and medication management with an individualized, evidence-based approach.
PHP and IOP are therapeutic treatment experiences for individuals who require more than the conventional outpatient level of care but do not need the security of a locked unit or 24-hour care. This means that program participants attend treatment at the hospital during the day for the duration of the program, but return to their homes as treatment concludes each day.
These programs can act as a bridge to help a person transition from an inpatient setting to an outpatient community setting for treatment. They can also assist a person who is struggling to cope with their symptoms with outpatient therapy alone, but does not require inpatient hospitalization.
Our Treatment Approach
Our programs are designed to treat a variety of mental health issues and related problems, including:
- Isolation from family and friends
- Irritability and anger
- Mood regulation issues
- Avoidance behaviors
- Thoughts of suicide or homicide
- Difficulty tolerating distress
- Sleep disturbance related to mental illness
- Interpersonal conflict
- Difficulty functioning at home, work, or school
- Self-medicating with substances
We currently offer multiple treatment program options, allowing staff to develop and provide individualized treatment. We meet with each potential patient to assess which treatment track would be most beneficial. Family and other supports are included in all stages of the treatment process as often as possible and as deemed appropriate.