Adult Partial Hospitalization Programs in Mississippi
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What is the Goal of a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?
Everyone has different needs when it comes to addiction treatment—some people may need higher levels of care while others require less supportive settings. Prior to entering a facility, people receive a comprehensive evaluation to determine the right placement for their needs, which might be a PHP at first. If necessary, people can also transition between settings as their needs change over time.1
A PHP is a type of highly structured outpatient treatment that falls between intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and inpatient treatment in terms of intensity and support. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), PHPs are level 2.5 on the continuum of addiction treatment, whereas IOPs are classified as level 2.1, and inpatient programs are level 3. This means that a PHP offers higher levels of support than IOPs but less than inpatient programs; PHPs are the most intense form of outpatient care.1
A Mississippi drug and alcohol treatment center may offer PHP programs to people who require higher levels of support, often, but not always, due to unstable mental health or medical conditions. During a PHP, people continue to live at home, but they’ll travel to a treatment center on a regular basis, which generally involves 20 or more hours of scheduled treatment per week. PHPs can take place in freestanding clinics, hospitals, or other facilities that offer direct access to psychiatric, medical, and laboratory services.1
The goals of PHPs include:1,2,3
- Helping people achieve abstinence.
- Helping people make behavioral changes that promote abstinence.
- Encouraging participation in community-based support systems, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
- Identifying and addressing a wide range of problems that people may face, such as housing, employment, or probation rules.
- Helping people build a positive support network.
- Improving a person’s problem-solving skills.
- Helping people learn relapse management and coping strategies.
- Offering a support system that includes medical, psychological, psychiatric, laboratory, and toxicology services within 24 hours by telephone or within 72 hours in person.
What Do PHPs in Mississippi Treat?
PHPs are equipped to treat a wide range of problems, including substance use disorders (SUDs) as well as co-occurring physical problems or mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety.1 People who have unstable psychiatric or medical conditions but do not require detox or 24-hour supervision may benefit from the structure and level of care offered by PHPs in Mississippi, such as Oxford Treatment Center’s partial hospitalization program.1,3
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 10 facilities in Mississippi offer PHP programs, including Oxford Treatment Center.4
Is a Partial Hospitalization Program in Mississippi the Best Choice for Me?
It’s advisable to consult your primary care doctor, a qualified mental health practitioner, or an addiction specialist so you can receive a thorough assessment to determine the appropriate level of care for your needs.
PHPs can be the right choice for you if require an intense level of support and would benefit from a highly structured schedule, such as if you have an unstable mental or physical health condition.1 If you’re considering a PHP, you should also have access to reliable transportation, supportive family and friends, and a stable living environment.5
What is Involved in a PHP Rehab Program?
PHPS provide a range of comprehensive services that include medical, psychological, psychiatric, laboratory, and toxicology services within 24 hours by telephone or within 72 hours in person, as well as emergency services.1 Some of the services offered by PHPs include:2
- Group counseling and therapy.
- Vocational training and employment.
- Individual counseling.
- Family involvement and counseling.
- Comprehensive screening and assessment.
- Monitoring of alcohol and drug use.
- Program orientation and intake.
- Case management.
- 24-hour crisis coverage.
- Individual treatment planning and ongoing reviews.
- Community-based support groups.
- Medical treatment.
- Transition management and discharge planning.
- Psychiatric examinations.
During PHPs, people participate in different types of therapies in individual and group settings, such as educational groups, occupational and recreational therapy, different types of psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, motivational enhancement and engagement strategies, and family therapy, and receive other types of interventions.1
PHP vs. IOP in Mississippi: What’s the Difference?
PHPs and IOPs are both forms of intensive outpatient treatment. They both offer a higher level of care than standard outpatient treatment and they require a significant time commitment to treatment, as people will need to attend treatment most days of the week. They also both offer many similar therapies and treatments.1
One of the key differences is that PHPs require attendance for 20 hours or more per week, while IOPs generally require 9-19 hours per week. IOPs may be more flexible in terms of scheduling, as programs may be run in the evenings, on weekends, or after school in the case of teenagers, while PHPs are generally offered during the day, which is why they are also sometimes referred to as day treatment programs. In addition, PHPs differ from IOPs in that they must have appropriately qualified staff on hand who can directly provide medical, psychological, psychiatric, laboratory, toxicology, and emergency services, and they offer a higher level of intensity of clinical services, such as therapy.1
How Long is a Typical Partial Hospitalization Program in Mississippi?
Everyone’s needs are different, and no programs are exactly the same. While ASAM does not specifically state a minimum length of treatment, SAMHSA indicates that a PHP might last a minimum of 90 days, followed by outpatient care. 2
Oxford’s PHP program in Mississippi requires a minimum of 20 hours a week for 3 weeks. We also offer the American Addiction Centers (AAC) 90-day brand promise, so if you complete 90 consecutive days in treatment at Oxford, you can receive a free 30-day program at Oxford or another AAC facility if you relapse.
How Much Does a Partial Hospitalization Program in Mississippi Cost?
The cost of a PHP in Mississippi can vary depending on different factors, such as the exact location, the duration of treatment, whether you use insurance to pay for treatment, whether the program you attend offers scholarships or grants, or whether you require transportation if the facility does not offer this service.6
For many people who require a high level of care, PHPs can often be more cost-effective and yet provide many of the same services as offered at inpatient care settings.6,7
Does Insurance Pay for a Partial Hospitalization Program?
SUD and mental health treatment are considered essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).7 This means that if you have insurance, your plan must provide some level of coverage for these services, so PHPs may be partially or fully covered.8 Your exact coverage can depend on your plan, so it’s advisable to check specific details with your insurance carrier.
Oxford Treatment Centers’ PHP accepts major insurances and is in-network with many providers, including:
- United Healthcare.
- Kaiser Permanente
- Blue Cross Blue Shield.
- Anthem Insurance.
If you don’t have insurance, or your plan doesn’t cover the full amount, there are still ways to make things work. For example, you could consider getting family support, using financing options, using credit or debit cards, or inquiring about scholarships or financial aid.
How to Find a Partial Hospitalization Program in Mississippi
When choosing a PHP, you should think about the location as well as practical concerns such as transportation, whether you’ll need to arrange time off from work or childcare, and other factors, including:9
- Whether the rehab is licensed and accredited.
- Whether they have qualified and appropriately licensed or credentialed staff.
- Whether they offer evidence-based therapies.
- Whether they offer programming for specific populations, such as LGBTQ+ programs.
- Whether they offer payment options, such as financing plans.
- Whether they involve families in the recovery process.
- Whether they offer ongoing care once you complete a PHP.
Oxford Treatment Center utilizes evidence-based addiction treatments, and experiential, holistic, and complementary therapies. We are licensed and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as well as The Joint Commission. We are also members of the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare and a licensed partner with the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Our highly qualified staff understand what you are going through and are here to support you every step of the way. If you or a loved one are struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Call our free, confidential helpline at to speak to a caring admissions navigator about your rehab options or to learn more about our PHP program in Mississippi.