Munson Health
Munson Partial Hospitalization Program

Helping you cope

The Munson Partial Hospitalization Program helps you get back to life 
Everyday life can be overwhelming and sometimes people need help coping with their problems. It may not require an overnight hospital stay, but it can be serious enough that routine counseling won’t solve it. To meet these needs, Munson Medical Center has developed the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).


PHP is a comprehensive, short-term outpatient program that provides support and treatment for adults facing emotional or mental difficulties, and who may have substance abuse problems. It features coordinated, intensive treatment that is more concentrated than traditional outpatient care. The structured format provides medical monitoring, plus therapeutic groups and activities.

PHP participants return home in the evenings and maintain important links to their family and their community. This allows them to practice new skills that promote confidence and independence.

Participants attend sessions from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Treatment is usually from one to three weeks, depending on the person’s progress.


The goal of PHP is to help participants understand their current problems and improve their coping skills. This is accomplished through a wide range of activities including:

  • Multidisciplinary evaluation
  • Group therapy
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting
  • Improving support systems
  • Family education
  • Planning for life after PHP
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Relaxation skills
  • Overcoming negative thoughts
  • Developing good sleep habits
  • Benefits of medication
  • Encouragement of exercise 
  • Health nutrition habits


The program’s supportive group format reduces feelings of isolation and hopelessness as individuals discover that they are not alone in their struggle for emotional and mental wellness.

With the participant’s permission, designated professionals will be included in treatment planning and weekly team meetings to review progress and plan for care after the participant leaves the program.


PHP is for people, 18 and older, who suffer significant emotional and/or mental distress that makes it difficult for them to manage their life in a work, school, or home setting. They cannot be an immediate danger to themselves or to others, but must require a level of treatment that can’t be provided by a weekly outpatient visit. They may be at risk for inpatient hospitalization or may need a transitional experience to re-enter the community from inpatient care.

Referrals can be made by individuals seeking treatment, physicians, therapists, or other health care professionals. A staff clinician assesses all program applicants.


PHP is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. A financial specialist is available to answer your questions.

For more information and assistance, please call the Partial Hospitalization Program at (231) 935-6880.