day treatment

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.

Adult clients stepping down from residential treatment to day treatment may also participate in our transitional housing program if approved by their treatment team.

At this time, direct admissions to day treatment are very limited, and clients must currently reside in Metro Atlanta. Please call our admissions team to discuss the level of care that may best meet your clinical needs.

Adolescents may not admit directly to day treatment.

What is a day treatment program?

Mental health day treatment programs provide a more intensive therapeutic experience than meeting with an outpatient therapist once a week.

All clients receive a comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessment. Results of the assessment help clarify each client's diagnoses, challenges, and strengths. Clients receive care from a multidisciplinary team, including a dedicated therapist and staff psychiatrist. Clients receive support to address a range of barriers to health and happiness.

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

Adults Ages 18+

Adults ages 18 and older who admit to the day treatment program typically stay in the day treatment level of care for about 6 to 8 weeks before stepping down to our intensive outpatient program (IOP), which offers a slightly shorter day. Our adult day treatment program is in-network with most plans offered by Aetna, Beacon Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, and Optum.

Adolescents 14 – 17

Day treatment is offered as a step down from residential treatment for adolescent clients ages 14 to 17. Day treatment provides structure, support, and continued skill building for teen clients returning home to their families and communities.


Contact our admissions team to learn how Skyland Trail can help you or your loved one.