Department of Psychiatry

at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Partial Hospital Program (PHP)


Professionals may download a Partial Hospital Program referral form here: PDF or editable Word document.

Please fill out the form and then return it by fax to 617-983-4688.

Brigham and Women’s Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program (PHP) is a short term stabilization and treatment program for individuals who are acutely struggling with psychiatric issues. Many people attend this program after an inpatient psychiatric hospital stay, or to prevent further deterioration that would require hospitalization. 


The treatment day is from 9:15 am to 2:45 pm, Monday through Friday. Individuals attend four psychotherapy groups daily, each 45 minutes to one hour in length. The groups teach coping skills, provide psychoeducation, and address topics related to mental health conditions. Therapeutic techniques used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and insight-oriented psychotherapy. The size of the group is generally six to ten members. To view the program group schedule, click here. Individuals attend PHP for an average of 5-7 days, depending upon clinical presentation and needs.

Program Information

In addition to groups, the Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program also offers individual daily individual meetings with an assigned clinician. This staff member will meet with you each day to plan your care, provide information about coping, monitor your symptoms, and coordinate discharge plans. We will work with your current outpatient team in planning your care. If you do not currently have a therapist or a medicating clinician, PHP staff can assist you in obtaining referrals.

PHP patients also meet with the program psychiatrist for diagnostic assessment and treatment in both group and individual meetings.

In addition, contact with family members or friends is offered as a regular part of partial hospital care.

Dual-Diagnosis Partial Hospital Day Treatment Program

If you are interested in the Dual-Diagnosis Partial Hospital Day Treatment Program, a 10-day program that addresses the needs of patients who have both substance use and psychiatric disorders, please click here.


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