Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program: Adults

Some people with mental health issues need more treatment than traditional outpatient services can provide, but do not necessarily need an inpatient hospital stay. Other individuals may have needed the safety of an inpatient stay and now need to continue daily treatment following their return home.

Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program: Adults

Who this Program Treats

The Adult Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute is a short-term treatment program designed to help individuals with acute psychiatric problems and offers an intensive treatment option to meet those varied needs.

Services this Program Offers

Services of the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program include:

  • Evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Care planning

Treatment goals include:

  • Stabilizing acute psychiatric symptoms
  • Helping each person to learn and to practice how to manage his or her illness
  • Helping each person return to an optimal level of functioning
  • Reduce the need for inpatient hospitalization


Our program offers individual and group therapy, as well as medication treatment and management. After completing a day of treatment, individuals return home for the evening. This minimizes disruption to their daily routines, maintains uninterrupted support of family and friends, and facilitates learning by encouraging immediate practice of newly acquired coping skills.

Getting Started

Adult Partial Psychiatric Hospitalization services is offered at our Division Street Clinic in Harrisburg.

For information about the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, please call the Division Street Clinic on (717) 782-4349.

How to Enter a Mental Health Treatment Program

Doctors and health care professionals

To make a referral for a patient who is medically cleared and needs inpatient mental health treatment, please contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or (866) 746-2496.

Patients, family members and friends

If anyone other than a doctor is making a referral to one of our treatment programs, please know that a patient must be willing to sign in for voluntary treatment.  To begin the process, contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or 866-746-2496.

Be advised that we do not admit walk-in patients at our psychiatric hospital or clinics.