PHP/IOP Hours and Schedule

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) are open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Both groups begin at 10 a.m..

After the first day (on which you should plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m.), checking in by 9:45 a.m. will allow you time to settle in for the program day. You will finish the program by 1 p.m. for IOP and 3 p.m. for PHP, though sometimes individual or family sessions may be scheduled after the normal program day.

PHP provides lunch each treatment day at 1 p.m.. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or special needs at the time of registration and we will do our best to accommodate you. IOP does not provide lunch.

Daily schedule

  • 9:45 a.m.: Register at first floor front desk, then proceed to PHP/IOP
  • 10:00-10:50 a.m.: Psychotherapy Group
  • 11:00-11:50 a.m.: Skills Group I
  • 12:00-12:50 p.m.: Skills Group II
  • 12:50 p.m.: IOP day ends
  • 12:50-2:00 p.m.: PHP lunch
  • 2:00-2:50 p.m.: Skills Practice and Review
     

Starting the day

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early. The purpose of this time is to arrive, connect with others, and prepare oneself for the day. People use this time to arrive without pressure, find a seat, and spend a few minutes greeting their fellow group members, introduce themselves to people they have not met, and reflect to themselves on their purpose in being here. This preparation serves to have you ready to begin groups on time and ready to go. It is also an opportunity to practice arriving on time and being prepared for the day, which is an essential life skill.

Punctuality

Being on time demonstrates a willingness to change and respect for oneself and others, so please arrive on time. Participants should arrive on time to all groups throughout the day. This means that if you elect to get coffee or lunch and are not back to group in time, you are late. Being late to group is one example of behavior that can interfere with your treatment and the treatment of others.

If you manifest treatment interfering behaviors, we will work with you to ensure that treatment is not interfered with or assist you in reevaluating your ability to participate in the program. This is something that we actively monitor. Participants who are late to group more than three times are given notice about possibility of discharge.