Mindful Transitions: Partial Hospitalization at Lindner Center of HOPE

No two patients are alike. Some need the high level of care that comes with full hospitalization, while others can see exceptional results with outpatient treatment. For those in between, we offer a Partial Hospitalization Program. Adult PHP allows patients to reside at home with minimal disruption to their everyday lives.

Partial Hospitalization helps keep patients out of the hospital through intensive treatment in a safe setting.

At Lindner Center of HOPE we’re committed to providing a full spectrum of care for adults suffering with mental illness. That’s why we offer an Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) called Mindful Transitions.

When an adult’s daily functioning is impaired by mental illness, yet criteria is not met for hospitalization, Mindful Transitions offers intensive treatment in a safe and therapeutic environment, without full hospitalization. Adult PHP patients come to the Center daily for intensive treatment with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to their progress.

Partial hospitalization helps patients get to the point where standard outpatient appointments can be effective. This program is also used as a step-down program from hospitalization, gradually easing adults back into their home environment.

Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment Schedule

Enrollees attend five days per week for an average of two weeks.

This group-based program operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The curriculum offers flexibility in design, so that the PHP treatment team and the enrollee can work together to create the most effective individual treatment plan.

The Partial Hospitalization Program works in conjunction with the enrollee’s established outpatient mental health providers.

One Patient’s PHP Story

The military was certainly the most honorable thing I have ever done for others. Getting help from Lindner Center of HOPE has been the most important thing I have ever done for myself.

Amy Miller

There is HOPE. For help and Partial Hospitalization Program Admissions, call 513-536-0680.

What To Expect

A typical day of the Mindful Transitions (PHP) program includes:

  • Group treatment (DBT informed)
  • Pharmacotherapy consultation
  • Interdisciplinary assessment
  • Lunch provided by Lindner Center of HOPE
  • In-program medication management by a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner, as needed
  • Mid-program and discharge communications to outpatient providers

When should you consider partial hospitalization?

Adult Partial Hospitalization can benefit individuals 18+ suffering with diagnoses including, but not limited to, mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders.

You should consider Partial Hospitalization if:

  • You are transitioning from an acute inpatient stay.
  • Your outpatient appointments are not intensive, in-depth or frequent enough to keep you functioning effectively.
  • You are unable to function socially, professionally or both.
  • You need more intensive intervention and skills development.

Mindful Transitions Partial Hospitalization Program Facts

  • Mindful Transitions Partial Hospitalization operates Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for patients with eating disorders.)
  • PHP Enrollees check in every morning between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and check out between 3 and 4 p.m.
  • During check in, badges will be issued to enrollee and must be returned when leaving the facility
  • This is a full-day program where the patient attends five days per week. The treatment team will work with patients to develop individualized treatment goals.
  • Average duration of the program is 2 weeks. The treatment team will make a recommendation regarding length of attendance based on the individual needs of each patient.
  • Diagnosis of patients must fall within the diagnoses classified in the current edition of the DSM-IV, including but not limited to: affective disorders (depression and bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders
  • Program primarily takes place in group room space on the second floor of Lindner Center of HOPE.
  • Program participants must have an established outpatient provider who can provide mental health services after discharge.

Admission process includes: (If patient is coming from within the Lindner Center of HOPE system, services will be transferred to PHP.)

  • Patients are asked to arrive between 7 and 7:30 a.m. on Day One for admission.
  • A nursing assessment will take about one hour on Day One.
  • Social work assessment
  • Physician assessment
  • Treatment plan recommendations

The program includes:

  • Group treatment
  • Pharmacotherapy consultation
  • Interdisciplinary assessment
  • Lunch provided by Lindner Center of HOPE (Special dietary needs can be accommodated.)
  • In-program medication management by a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner, as needed
  • Mid-program and discharge communications to outpatient providers

Additional program information:

  • The program is group-based.
  • Programming starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.
  • Groups are primarily skill development, with a DBT informed basis.
  • For patients with an eating disorder, program includes: Meal support, one to three offsite therapeutic experiences per week, nutritional support and meal planning, medication management, labs, individual and family therapy support when needed, and specialized group.

Financial Obligations

At Lindner Center of HOPE, we understand that dealing with the financial implications of mental illness can be difficult. That’s why we’re here to help. Together we can work through your financial obligations and insurance questions.

Many insurance plans have specific partial hospital benefits.

Insurance plans with mental health benefits, but without specific partial hospital benefits, are typically willing to provide 2 days of partial hospitalization at the reimbursement rate of 1 day of inpatient hospitalization. Physician fees are billed separately. We will work with patients to understand their financial responsibilities and that which may be covered by insurance.