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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Intermountain Hospital offers our Community Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) to senior patients. It is a structured, therapeutic program that assists in transitioning patients from an inpatient hospital setting to a more independent life in the community. The program is designed to increase and maintain the therapeutic gains individuals have made as patients in the hospital. It may also help prevent the need for future hospitalizations. Community PHP is tailored to meet each individual’s needs and provides direction and tools that each participant can use in their daily lives.

Who Will Benefit?

Community PHP benefits those with severe and persistent psychiatric illness. Our goal is to assist individuals who have previously struggled with sustaining therapeutic gains achieved in an inpatient setting. Participants attend the program five days per week.


With four therapeutic groups daily, Community PHP is tailored to fit individual needs. Led by Masters’ level therapists and registered nurses, therapeutic group curriculum includes:

  • Adjusting perceptions to achieve mental health
  • Understanding your diagnosis
  • Working through pain and loss
  • Relapse prevention of severe suicidality
  • Creating hope and joy
  • Decreasing suffering and worry
  • Developing healthy habits
  • Developing a support network
  • Achieving personal goals

What Is Each Day Like?

A typical day at Intermountain Community PHP is as follows:

  • An RN will check each person in, enroll new patients, assist with medications and perform health assessments.
  • A continental breakfast and full lunch are provided daily.
  • Masters’ level therapists and registered nurses will lead four separate groups each day. The curriculum changes daily to ensure all participants benefit from a broad range of therapeutic topics.
  • A psychiatrist will meet with each participant at least once a week, or more often if necessary, to provide medication management, assess health issues and review progress of the treatment plan.