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Outpatient Programming Overview
The effects of a behavioral health concern can severely impact a person’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities, and these effects often worsen if the person doesn’t receive professional support. At Pacific Grove Hospital, we offer clinically excellent outpatient services for adults who are struggling with certain mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
The two levels of outpatient programming at our campus in Riverside, California, are a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program. These programs can help people who are suffering from a wide range of concerns, including:
- Major depressive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety disorders
- Alcohol use disorder
- Opioid use disorder
Adults can enter one of our outpatient programs directly or after completing inpatient programming. Our partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program provide extensive support in a safe and welcoming environment.
Everyone who receives care at Pacific Grove Hospital follows a plan that is tailor-made for them. By addressing each person’s unique needs, we can help them set the groundwork for long-term healing.
Our Partial Hospitalization Program
The partial hospitalization program at Pacific Grove Hospital is designed for people who have recently completed an inpatient program and are ready to transition to a lower level of care. This program is also a great option for those who need a higher level of support but don’t require the constant monitoring of inpatient treatment.
The PHP at our campus in Riverside, California, provides care six hours a day, five days a week. When the day comes to an end, PHP participants can return home or to an alternative residence.
While this may vary depending on the person, most people take part in our PHP for about two to four weeks. We evaluate each person’s progress on an individual basis to determine the best time for them to transition to the next step of their healing journey.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program
The intensive outpatient program at Pacific Grove Hospital, located in Riverside, California, is intended for people who are stepping down from our partial hospitalization program. But it is also appropriate for people who can benefit from more structured care than they would receive through traditional outpatient therapy.
IOP participants take part in treatment for four hours a day, three days a week. Many people who participate in our IOP find that this schedule gives them a chance to practice skills they’ve been learning in therapy by applying them in real-life settings. The structure IOP provides, combined with a flexible schedule, can be an excellent way for someone to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Like with our PHP, most people take part in the IOP at our hospital for about two to four weeks, and we evaluate each person to determine whether they are ready for the next phase of their healing process.
Features & Services
At Pacific Grove Hospital, adults can benefit from a variety of services. We begin the process of supporting each of our clients by conducting a comprehensive evaluation.
Once we complete this process, we customize each person’s plan to provide the most appropriate care for them.
Group therapy is central to the care we provide in our outpatient programming, and sessions are led by our outstanding team of therapists, nurses, and registered dietitians. Groups may cover numerous topics that can be beneficial on your path to healing, such as:
- Goal setting
- Coping skills
- Conflict resolution
- Positive affirmations
You can expect to participate in individual counseling during your time in one of our outpatient programs. You may also take part in family therapy if your care team recommends this service.
We use two different therapeutic interventions in our outpatient programming: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Medication management services are also available for people who may benefit from certain FDA-approved prescription medications. These are aimed at helping people function better.
Living with a behavioral health concern can make you feel hopeless, but with the support of the professionals at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, California, you can rediscover hope for a brighter future.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Pacific Grove Hospital.