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Mental Health Day Treatment Programs for Adults and Adolescents

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, both adults and adolescents, who admit to our residential treatment program step down to our day treatment program as their skills and symptoms improve.

Adult clients may admit directly to the day treatment program if clinically appropriate. Adult clients enrolled in day treatment may also participate in our transitional housing program if approved by their treatment team.

Adolescent clients may not admit directly to the day treatment level of care.

COVID-19 Program Update

Remote Access Day Treatment and IOP

To protect our community and clients one against the spread of coronavirus and continue to provide quality care for our clients, we have transitioned our day treatment and IOP programs to remote access only programs.

Day treatment and IOP clients are no longer coming to campus for treatment services. They are connecting to Skyland Trail services using zoom online meetings.

We continue to offer our current schedule of groups led by our clinicians, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Clients also participate remotely in weekly individual sessions with their primary counselor, as well as weekly individual sessions with their psychiatrists. Our psychiatrists are ensuring that clients have access to psychiatric medications while practicing physical distancing.

Skyland Trail offers the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine for virtual day treatment clients.

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

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Adolescents ages 14 to 17 may not admit directly to day treatment. Adolescent clients who admit to the residential treatment program typically stay at the residential level of care for 6 weeks before stepping down to day treatment. Contact admissions for more information about adolescent continuing care through day treatment.


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