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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

For patients not requiring an inpatient level of care, Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health provides a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as an outpatient service for adolescents, ages 12 to 18.

PHP addresses the developmental, emotional and psychiatric concerns of each patient through a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focus. During the stay, your child will receive medication management, individual, group, activity and family therapy.

Our PHP team includes a psychiatrist, therapist, a nurse, mental health technician(s) and other allied therapy professionals.

The treatment day starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Treatment is different for every adolescent. The average length of stay for PHP will vary from three to six weeks. Your adolescent’s therapist will talk with you more about this after the first few days of treatment and it will be evaluated weekly.

Download the Partial Hospitalization Program brochure.


During the Partial Hospitalization Program, a special education certified teacher will provide two hours of academic support every day. Coordination of your adolescent’s academic studies will be facilitated with the help of the teacher who will be able to provide more direct support.

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If your child or teen is facing difficulties with mental health, Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health may be able to help. Call 757-461-4565 or Contact Us online today for a no-cost, confidential assessment. No referral or emergency room visit is needed.