Partial Hospitalization Program
Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers psychiatric care to children and adolescents ages 12 to 17 who do not require 24-hour care. Each patient receives and individualized treatment plan, which may include nursing care, medication management, group therapy, educational support, family therapy and individual therapy.
As part of discharge, qualified staff will meet with the patient and family to discuss and plan continued treatment options as the patient integrates back into the community. The receiving referral source will be notified of the discharge plan for continued follow up.
Our goal is to teach individuals new coping skills in a structured, supportive environment. Through evidence-based programs, we strive to help our patients overcome their life challenges in a healthy, productive way.
PHP is held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch is provided daily.
Issues Addressed in PHP
- Intense anger
- Mood disorders
Key Features of PHP
Patients receive comprehensive assessments from a therapist, nurse and psychiatrist after admission.
- Group therapy:
Share your experiences with others who are dealing with similar emotions and challenges.
- Monitored medication:
Meet weekly with a licensed psychiatrist for medication management and monitoring.
- Discharge plan:
Starting at admission, the treatment team works closely with the patient and family to design a plan for continued progress after the program. We focus on family engagement to help loved ones understand the dynamics of the healing process and how it affects everyone.