At Optima Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, our Visions Outpatient Services program offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for patients who do not need round-the-clock supervision but would still benefit from intensive, all-day care.
Staffed by our caring and experienced treatment team, Optima’s Visions PHP often acts as step-down care for patients who are transitioning out of inpatient care but who would still benefit from all-day care and supervision. The Visions PHP program is open to adult men and women over the age of 18 and provides treatment for a number of disorders and concerns, including but not limited to:
- Depressive disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Schizoaffective disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Impulse control
- Change-of-life issues
- Mild memory impairment
- Co-occurring substance abuse
A normal day in Visions PHP lasts from morning to afternoon, and typically includes individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, and group therapy opportunities.
Groups are a central part of treatment and occur five days per week throughout the day. These groups provide an opportunity for patients to come together and support each other, learn from each other, and practice skills they have been learning throughout the week in a safe, therapist-led environment. Visions PHP offers a number of different types of groups, some of which include:
- Positive attitude development
- Relapse prevention
- Coping and life skills education
- Medication management
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Communication and self-expression
Patients typically stay in Visions PHP for about six weeks, but the duration of treatment depends on individual needs, as some individuals may need more or less time in the program. Patients in PHP typically commute from home, though transportation is available for those who live within 45 miles of Optima Specialty Hospital.
During treatment in PHP, patients benefit from working closely with our compassionate staff, which consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors, mental health technicians, and an art therapist.
The Visions PHP at Optima Specialty Hospital in Lafayette is an ideal place for people struggling with mental health issues and co-occurring substance abuse to begin transitioning into greater independence while still benefiting from an intensive and supportive treatment program. If you or your loved one is struggling with symptoms of mental illness and might benefit from Visions PHP at Optima Specialty Hospital, do not hesitate to contact us. By seeking treatment, you or your loved one is recruiting allies in the fight to manage the symptoms of mental illness and live a full and satisfying life. With the help of Visions PHP, today may be the first step towards a brighter tomorrow.