Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program: Children & Adolescents

Through the Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program, children and adolescents ages 6 - 18 receive mental health treatment in a structured, day treatment setting. Services are offered 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday for a total of 30 hours per week.

Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program: Children & Adolescents

Who this Program Treats

The program is ideal as a step-up from outpatient services or a step-down from inpatient treatment.  This program is typically for children and adolescents who have acute cases of mental illness or psychiatric disorders. Children and adolescents eligible for this program may exhibit difficulty functioning at home or at school and have psychotic symptoms.

Services this Program Offers

Services offered through the Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program include:

  • Sessions with a psychiatrist
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Psycho-educational groups (ex: stress management)
  • Up to 1-1/2 hours each day of school taught by a certified teacher


Patients receiving treatment through this program have an average stay of 12-14 days. The Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program is a clinically-based comprehensive program that includes a discharge planning meeting and connecting the patient with community services. The family of the patient is included throughout the child or adolescent’s program.

Getting Started

The Partial Hospitalization Program is offered at our Third Street Clinic in Harrisburg.

For information about the Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Psychiatric Program, please call the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or (866) 746-2429 any time of the day or night.

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.