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Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers intensive, psychotherapeutic treatment in a less restrictive setting than inpatient care. This program is offered in two locations; on the Brook Lane campus and in Frederick beside Laurel Hall School. PHP allows a child or adolescent to attend a structured therapeutic program during the day and return home at night. The average stay at PHP is approximately one week.

Upon admission to the PHP, individuals receive a thorough assessment of their psychiatric and behavioral needs. Personalized treatment plans may include individual, group, and family therapy as well as medication management. Multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings are routinely held to review and modify the treatment plans.

Multi-disciplinary Treatment Team:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Master's Level Licensed Clinicians
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Certified Teachers
  • Mental Health Associates
  • Other Brook Lane professionals as required, such as Psychologist, Chaplain, Dietitian, Art Therapist, and/or Addictions Counselor

Patient education is an important part of the program. This focuses on understanding wellness, feelings, self-esteem, social skills, anger management, assertiveness, problem solving, and behavior modification. Group and individual therapies reinforce these educational themes. The program utilizes focus-driven groups to help students cope with anxiety, anger management, and issues of daily life.

Children and adolescents receive assistance in completing assignments from their home school that may have been missed due to hospitalization or other emergency situations. Upon discharge, the student's home school is contacted to relay their progress and participation. Patients also leave with a plan for continued care. This may involve arranging therapy and medication management appointments and/or additional community services for the child and family.

To ensure the highest standards of quality care, Brook Lane's PHP services are reviewed regularly by The Joint Commission to maintain accreditation.

Contacting Us

Assistance begins by contacting the Admissions Office. Information will be gathered to determine specific needs and to recommend treatment options. Brook Lane accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. We can be reached by calling 301-733-0330 or 800-342-2992.

Admission Criteria

Children and adolescents appropriate for PHP include those who may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • At risk for self-injurious behaviors or violence toward others
  • Severe behavioral problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suffering effects of psychiatric disorders
  • Withdrawal from normal activities





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