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Partial Hospitalization Program

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers intensive, psychotherapeutic treatment in a less restrictive setting than inpatient care. Brook Lane offers this day treatment program on the main campus and in Frederick. PHP allows a child to attend a structured therapeutic program during the day and return home in the evening. The average stay is two weeks. Children and adolescents appropriate for PHP include those who may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • At risk of injuring themselves or violence toward others
  • Behavioral problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suffering effects of psychiatric disorders
  • Withdrawal from normal activities

Upon admission to the PHP, individuals receive a thorough assessment of their psychiatric and behavioral needs. Personalized treatment plans may include individual, group, and family therapy as well as medication management. Our multi-disciplinary treatment team meets routinely to review and modify the treatment plans.

Our Multi-disciplinary Treatment Team Includes:

  • Board certified psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners
  • Maryland licensed clinicians
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Mental health associates
  • Other professionals such as chaplains, dietitians, art therapists, or addictions counselors

Patient education is an important element of the program and focuses on understanding wellness, feelings, self-esteem, social skills, anger management, assertiveness, problem solving, and behavior modification. Group and individual therapies reinforce these educational themes. The program utilizes focus-driven groups to help children cope with anxiety, anger management, and issues of daily life.

Participants receive assistance in completing assignments from their home school that they may have missed due to hospitalization or other emergency situations. Patients leave with a plan for continued care. This may involve arranging therapy and medication management appointments and additional community services for the child and family.

Take the First Step

Assistance begins by contacting the Intake/Admissions Office at 301-733-0331 x1703 or 800-342-2992. Brook Lane accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans.