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Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) in Texas

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

Often considered the midway point between inpatient and outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are a specific type of intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addiction and/or mental health treatment.1,2 PHPs in Texas and elsewhere usually provide similar treatments and therapies to those offered in inpatient facilities, just at a lower intensity of care.  Along these same lines PHPs offer more intensive treatment than general outpatient programs.3

The continuum of care established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) provides a bit more context. It’s organized into four levels of care ranging from .5 to 4. Within this ranking, PHPs fit into level 2.5.4

Although treatment durations vary according to the needs of each individual and facility, patients usually receive structured treatment for roughly 4 to 8 hours a day for a set number of days per week, and they return to their own homes at night.5,6 Thus, PHPs typically treat those with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders who don’t need 24-hour supervision and are safe to spend the night at home without risks of physical harm and/or substance misuse.3,7

Some PHP patients have transitioned out of inpatient programs to continue treatment, as PHPs can provide an effective bridge between inpatient care and independent living.7 However, other patients choose PHPs as an alternative to inpatient care.

Keep in mind, however, that patients regularly transition between levels of care as necessitated by their unique needs. So someone might start in a Texas PHP but then switch to more intensive inpatient care to better address their needs—or vice versa.

How Much Does a PHP in Texas Cost?

Costs for Texas partial hospitalization programs vary; however, health insurance—including Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare—cover the costs of PHPs to some extent thanks to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These regulations require insurance companies to provide fair coverage for mental health and substance abuse treatment.9-13

The MHPAEA ensures health insurance companies provide the same level of benefits for addiction and mental health treatment as for medical and surgical benefits.9 Similarly, under the ACA, health insurance companies must cover essential health benefits, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment.10  

That said, several factors can influence your level of insurance coverage and how much you’ll pay for a PHP. These factors include:

  • Your specific insurance plan.
  • The type of facility.
  • Treatment duration.
  • The services you need.

However, insurance isn’t the only way to pay for treatment, and a lack thereof shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the care you need. In addition to various grants, scholarships, and financial aid, some facilities offer financing options as well as sliding fee scales to adjust costs based on your income.

To better understand just how much you’ll pay for treatment, contact American Addiction Centers (AAC) at . Our admissions navigators can help you verify your benefits, discuss alternative payment options, and even explain the ins and outs of treatment.

What Do PHPs in Texas Treat?

While some PHP facilities in Texas specialize in certain substances, many provide treatment for a wide variety of substance use disorders, such as those involving:

Many PHPs in Texas also offer treatment for co-occurring disorders, which is when someone with a substance use disorder also has one or more mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and more.14

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, many people with a substance use disorder also have a mental disorder, and when these conditions co-occur, it’s usually best to treat both conditions at the same time as opposed to separately.14,15 Most PHPs can provide this dual treatment.

Additionally, some partial hospitalization programs offer services tailored to unique populations. These programs consider the distinct experiences of these populations and provide a safe, comfortable space for members to connect with their peers. Some unique populations a Texas PHP might serve include:16

  • Pregnant/postpartum women.
  • HIV/AIDS patients.
  • Veterans and active-duty military and their families.
  • Senior citizens.
  • Christians and members of other religious groups.
  • Adolescents and young adults.
  • Members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Patients with pain disorders.
  • Survivors of sexual abuse, violence, trauma, etc.

How Long Does a Texas PHP Last?

Similar to PHPs in many other states, Texas PHPs typically offer 20 hours or more of treatment services per week.8 However, based on patient needs and facility offerings, programming length varies as does the number of days per week patients receive treatment.

To provide some context, Greenhouse Treatment Center, which is located just outside of Dallas, offers a customized PHP program. This program, which also offers financing options, includes treatment a minimum of 3 days per week with 6- to 8-hour sessions.

How to Find a Partial Hospitalization Program in Texas

According to, 63 treatment facilities in Texas offer PHP services.16 Here are a handful of online resources to help you locate a Texas PHP that fits your needs:

If you’d like someone else to do the legwork, reach out to AAC at , and our admissions navigators can assist you. Or explore other types of drug and alcohol treatment centers in Texas.

Addiction Treatment in Texas at American Addiction Centers (AAC)

Greenhouse Treatment Center, located just outside of Dallas, provides evidence-based, individualized care via multiple treatment options, such as:

Additionally, Greenhouse Treatment Center offers programming for special populations such as members of the LGBTQ+ community, Veterans, first responders, members of various faith-based groups, trauma survivors, families, and more.

The PHP program at Greenhouse offers various evidence-based addiction therapies, psychoeducation, peer support, etc. along with activities such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training.

Greenhouse Treatment Center accepts most major insurance plans, such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ambetter, Humana, and Molina. Plus, it provides financing for qualified individuals.

American Addiction Centers can help you begin your journey to recovery today. Contact us at to learn more about PHPs in Texas and explore treatment options that fit your unique needs.


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