Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs can act as a bridge, helping a person transition to a community setting.

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:

  • Depression
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Irritability and anger
  • Mood regulation issues
  • Impulsivity
  • Anxiety
  • 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.

 

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Our Programs

Our Programs

All programs offer daily group therapy and group education to assist with managing symptoms more effectively. Participants will attend an initial assessment, and recommendations about which program will be most appropriate will be rendered at that time. Participants will see a psychiatrist initially to evaluate for medications and be provided regular medication management while in the program. Linkage with outpatient providers will also be coordinated so that treatment can continue after the program concludes.

We value the contributions of family in our treatment approach, and we encourage participants to include their support system in the treatment process as appropriate.

Partial Hospitalization & Intensive Outpatient Combination Program

This program combines both the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) levels of care. Designed as an entry point from outpatient treatment to stabilize symptoms or as a transition from inpatient treatment, this program assists with avoiding hospitalization or reducing the length of inpatient treatment.

  • Days and hours: Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. -3 p.m. (PHP) and 8:45 a.m.- noon (IOP)
  • Average length of stay: 18 total sessions (4-7 sessions in PHP, then 12-15 sessions in IOP)

     

  • Services provided:
    • Group therapy and group education
    • Assessment and treatment planning
    • Psychiatry and medication management
    • Family education and discharge planning

 

Adult Evening Intensive Outpatient Program

Designed as an entry-level service focusing on symptom management and skills development, this treatment program is used when the patient is able to attend to daily structure and manage daily intensive treatment.

  • Days and hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
  • Average length of stay: 15-18 sessions
  • Services provided:
    • Group therapy and group education
    • Assessment and treatment planning
    • Psychiatry and medication management
    • Family education and discharge planning

 

Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs

Mood Disorder & Problematic Habits Intervention Track:

This program is for young adults, 18-24 years old who are having difficulty with mood symptoms and substance use or other problematic behavior patterns (such as self-harm, compulsive shopping, etc.). They may be struggling with the transition to taking on adult responsibilities or with establishing a healthy work/school/life balance.

  • Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Average length of stay: 18 sessions
  • Services provided:
    • Group therapy and group education
    • Assessment and treatment planning
    • Psychiatry and medication management
    • Family education and discharge planning

Mood Disorder Intervention Track:

This program is for young adults 18-24 years old who are having difficulty coping with mood symptoms like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings, etc. They may be struggling with the transition to taking on adult responsibilities or with establishing a healthy work/school/life balance.

  • Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Average length of stay: 18 sessions
  • Services provided:
    • Group therapy and group education
    • Assessment and treatment planning
    • Psychiatry and medication management
    • Family education and discharge planning

 

Teen Intensive Outpatient Programs

Mood Disorder & Behavioral Intervention Track:

Designed as an intensive daily treatment program to stabilize symptoms and provide closer monitoring to avoid or shorten hospitalization, this program is for teens 13-17 years old (18 if still in high school) who are having difficulty with interpersonal relationships with peers or family and having difficulty attending to daily structure or attending school.

  • Days and hours: Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Average length of stay: 15-18 sessions
  • Services provided:
    • Group therapy and group education
    • Assessment and treatment planning
    • Psychiatry and medication management
    • Parent education and discharge planning

Mood Disorder Intervention Track:

Designed as an entry-level service focusing on symptom management and skills development, this treatment program is for teens 13-17 years old (18 if still in high school) who are able to attend to daily structure and manage intensive treatment but continue to struggle to cope with mood symptoms like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings, etc. and need more assistance than conventional outpatient treatment can provide.

  • Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Average length of stay: 12-15 sessions
  • Services provided:
    • Group therapy and group education
    • Assessment and treatment planning
    • Psychiatry and medication management
    • Parent education and discharge planning

 

Treatment Team

Treatment Team

Ohio State Harding Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs are staffed by caring professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality programming to assist in improving the lives of the people we serve. Our staff includes:

• Psychiatrists

• Nurse Practitioners

• Independently licensed social workers

• Independently licensed professional counselors

• Licensed chemical dependency counselors

Coordination of Care

During treatment, staff will work with established outpatient providers to improve treatment outcomes and transition between levels of care. Staff will assist in developing discharge plans that include follow-up treatment and aftercare.

Access to Treatment

Access to Treatment

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Harding Hospital contracts with most insurance plans. To determine what your insurance will cover, please contact your insurance provider. For more information or to make an appointment, call 614-293-9560. If you are already involved in treatment, it is recommended that you speak with your provider about making a referral.

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