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Mental Health Day Treatment Programs

Day treatment for mental health, sometimes called partial hospitalization program or PHP, is often the best next step after completing a residential mental health treatment program. Most Skyland Trail clients who admit to our residential treatment program step down to our day treatment program as their skills and symptoms improve.

Direct admissions to adult day treatment and adolescent day treatment are available to clients who meet clinical criteria. Clients admitting directly to day treatment must currently reside in Metro Atlanta.

What is a mental health day treatment program?

Mental health day treatment programs provide a more intensive therapeutic experience than meeting with an outpatient therapist once a week. Clients live independently or with family in the community and come to the Skyland Trail campus for treatment during the day, Monday through Friday.

By engaging in the day treatment program (partial hospitalization), clients take time away from their day-to-day responsibilities to focus on their own healing and growth.

Adults Ages 18+

The day treatment program for adults ages 18+ offers treatment services Monday through Friday, 10AM to 4PM. Day treatment is offered as a step down from residential care, and some adults may admit directly to day treatment. Adult clients stepping down from residential to day treatment also may be eligible to enroll in the transitional living program.

Adolescents 14 – 17

The day treatment program for adolescent clients ages 14 to 17 is offered as a step down from residential treatment, and some clients may admit directly to day treatment.  Day treatment provides structure, support, and continued skill building for teen clients living with their families in the community.