Partial Hospitalization Program

Memorial Partial Hospitalization (MPH) is for adults 18 and older whose depression and/or anxiety interferes with daily living and requires more intensive therapy. Appropriate for patients ready for discharge from an inpatient program, MPH provides highly structured outpatient services and may be an alternative to inpatient care. MPH can help individuals manage anxiety or depressive symptoms that often accompany a serious illness or chronic pain. A compassionate and encouraging therapeutic daytime environment allows people to return home evenings and weekends.

Treatment: Our staff creates an individualized, goal-focused treatment plan that includes five hours of daily group therapy in a highly structured and therapeutically safe environment. Treatment includes group psychotherapy and education aimed at improving interpersonal skills, managing symptoms and improving coping skills. Family and loved ones can be involved through weekly education and support.

Professional care: The care team includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, therapists and certified drug and alcohol counselors. Specialized care is available for participants with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma and those who may also have issues with alcohol, substance use or eating disorders.

Referrals and admissions: Referrals may be made by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social service agencies and other health professionals, as well as individuals who feel they or a loved one may benefit from MPH services. Call 217–757–2455 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before admission, MPH staff members meet with potential participants, free of charge, to discuss treatment goals. This meeting also provides an opportunity to learn more about group therapy and determine whether the participant could benefit from this specialized treatment.

Program costs: Because participants are at home on weekday evenings and weekends, fees for our program are lower than those for 24-hour inpatient services. Most insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid cover MPH treatment. Potential participants can review their insurance policies or contact their insurance companies to determine coverage. Staff members are available to help with this process at the initial meeting.

Continuing care: Our team works with each participant to develop a plan for continued care following completion of the program, which includes coordinating services to allow a smooth transition to less-structured outpatient therapy. With patient’s permission, we work with family members, outpatient therapists, physicians and community agencies to ensure services are in place.

Contact: For referrals or more information, call 217–757–2455, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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