Partial Hospitalization

It isn’t necessary to be at “rock bottom” to meet criteria for PHP treatment. There may be times in life where pain and strife begin to affect one’s daily functioning — difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, isolation, lost interests, thoughts of suicide. This emotional struggle can often be overwhelming and result in feelings of hopelessness. To meet these needs, Jefferson Oaks Behavioral Health has developed the Partial Hospitalization Program. When emotional pain and strife are too severe for only weekly counseling sessions, but don’t require an immediate hospital stay, PHP is a safe, highly-effective treatment option.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program skillfully accommodates levels ranging from transitioning from inpatient hospital or residential settings (post discharge) to an individual struggling with current situational depression or anxiety. Each of our Baton Rouge behavioral hospital clients is afforded the best care and attention in group therapy as well as in individual and family therapy sessions.

Contact Jefferson Oaks today if you or a loved one is in need of behavioral health services in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.


The overall goal of the PHP is to reduce severity of symptoms and increase emotional stabilization.  The purpose is to ensure a comprehensive plan that focuses on realistic and achievable goals which are specific and appropriate to the patient’s individual needs and situations. During PHP level of care, our patients are encouraged to build insight into core emotional issues and triggers, while working to improve mood and stability.


Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a comprehensive, short-term outpatient program that provides intensive clinical treatment and support for adults facing emotional or mental difficulties and/or who may have substance abuse problems. PHP patients suffer from a variety of mental health issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorder, substance abuse/addiction, grief & loss, self esteem, anger management, and suicidal thoughts.

PHP features intensive treatment that is more concentrated than traditional outpatient care. The format provides for medical monitoring, group, individual and family therapy.

PHP participants return home in the evenings and maintain important links to their family and their community. This allows them to practice new skills that promote confidence and independence.

Patients attend sessions from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. The duration of treatment at PHP is typically between 1-3 weeks. However, this length of stay is determined by the patient and the treatment team working together.