The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides comprehensive therapeutic care for children and adolescents, ages 9 to 18, to help them better manage school anxiety, difficult emotions, problematic behavior and mental illness. Whereas most inpatient programs may require an overnight stay, the PHP operates 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday. Parents drop their children off at our facility in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day. Our PHP is offered at two locations; Lindner Center of HOPE and Green Township.

The length of stay is based on clinical need; it is determined among the parent or guardian, the patient and the PHP treatment team.

The PHP provides two hours of classroom time each day with a certified, hospital-employed teacher who coordinates with your child’s school to smooth the transition into and out of the program.

Before your child can be admitted to the PHP, you and your family must agree to participate in family meetings. These sessions will be arranged by the social worker.

Each child is seen by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who provides psychiatric consultation. If your child needs to take medication during the day, you must bring the medication from home in a labeled prescription bottle and allow a PHP nurse to dispense it.

Morning drop-off

Parents or guardians are required to drop off their children to PHP every day at 8 am. Parents or guardians are also required to stay with their child until a staff member escorts them to the program space.

Afternoon pickup

Parents or guardians can pick up their children from PHP at 4 pm. A staff member will escort children to meet parents or guardians.