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Partial Hospitalization Program

The UCI Health Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive, psychiatric day treatment program. It is designed to evaluate and treat teens whose emotional and behavioral problems are interfering with their ability to function at home, in school and in the community.

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is also used as a transition from care in an inpatient unit.

Our program provides intensive care in a safe and caring environment for preteens and teenagers (ages 12 through 17).

Your child's treatment team includes:

  • A child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • A child psychologist
  • Social workers
  • Nurses

All treatment team members are highly skilled and experienced in working with the needs of troubled teens and their families.

Patients enrolled in the program receive:

  • Group therapy, including mindfulness/meditation, process, creative expression, dialectical beavioral therapy skills and cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Assistance with schoolwork by a trained instructor  

The Partial Hospitalization Program incorporates evidence-based treatment interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and medication management.

What we treat

The program's multidisciplinary team of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, nurses and social workers combine compassionate care with expertise to help adolescents with emotional issues and psychiatric conditions such as:


Individual treatment plans

Family members and the teen assist in the development and ongoing assessment of a unique, comprehensive treatment plan. The objective is to help improve the teen's ability to:

  • Communicate effectively and relate constructively to others
  • Manage emotions and moods
  • Control impulses and at-risk behaviors
  • Develop and increase the quality of relationships with family members, peers and others
  • Improve attendance and performance at school

The program also is designed to ease an adolescent's transition from an inpatient setting to the family home, as well as to decrease the risk of relapse.

Teenagers who are not ready to return to the pressures of school or work receive specialized supervision and individualized therapeutic plans. The team works closely with teens and their families to help ensure a supportive transition back to school and the community.

We are an in-network provider for most major insurance plans. When calling, please have your insurance information available. Learn more about the insurance we accept ›

For more information about the UCI Health Neuropsychiatric Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, call 714-456-2924.

Make an Appointment

714-456-2924