What is the difference between an intensive outpatient program and a partial hospital day treatment?

Both Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) provide patients with treatment programs similar in nature to inpatient residential treatment drug rehab programs.


Where they differ is in that they do not require the patient to live in a designated facility 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Instead, they focus on providing a therapeutic milieu which is a structured environment that creates a safe, secure place for recovery.





Monarch Recovery offers such a program and environment, located in Ventura, CA we allow our patients the experience recovery and learn the mechanics of the tools they will need to use to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. IOP and PHP is a great option for people seeking help that have extenuating circumstances that keep them from residing in an inpatient facility, both IOP and PHP provide treatment within a limited time frame and work to address acute symptoms. IOP or PHP can be a step-down from inpatient treatment to help those new to recovery successfully re-enter society while maintain a treatment regimen to help prevent relapse.


Partial Hospital Programs provide no less than 4 hours of direct, structured treatment services per day and include psychiatric services provided by a licensed psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.


Intensive Outpatient means mental health services more intensive than routine outpatient and less intensive than a Partial Hospital Program. Mental Health Intensive Outpatient is three or more hours per week of direct treatment.


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