The Department of Psychiatry has opened a new Partial Hospitalization Program for adults. The program offers a level of care between inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment. Ideal candidates for the program may be struggling with a mood, anxiety, or personality disorder, but have the ability to return home safely during evenings and weekends.
The program runs from 9:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Up to 18 patients are present in programming each day and patients typically participate for 5-10 days total. Individuals are able to apply what they have learned during their daily group sessions to real life scenarios during the evenings. For example, someone struggling with family conflict may be able to practice conflict resolution skills at home during the evening and receive feedback during group the very next day.
“Our program is a step down from an inpatient psychiatric admission,” said Kathi Voelkner, LMSW, clinical director of the Department of Psychiatry Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. “Typically we offer cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy through educational groups. During the skills groups, participants are trained how to get through a crisis.”
Programming takes place in the main hospital, in the area formally home to the ECT clinic (which has since moved to a larger space). The space is completely renovated with new audiovisual equipment and has both large and small group rooms.
“The program addresses what was once a gap in care for psychiatric treatment within Michigan Medicine,” said Bradley Stilger, M.D., medical director for the Department of Psychiatry Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. “We have added a missing piece of psychiatric treatment to our health system. We are excited to offer this new service to our patients and their families.”
The Partial Hospitalization team is currently confirming which forms of insurance it will be accepting. For more information please contact 734-764-1488.