The Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program provides intensive, short-term, and highly focused psychiatric care for teens and young adults through age 19 with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
With a length of stay of approximately two weeks, this insurance-based partial hospital (day) program aims to stabilize adolescents who need more intensive care than outpatient treatment. Our expert clinicians teach teens effective ways of coping with life stressors.
The coeducational program is designed to maximize the individual’s personal responsibility and capacity for self-control. A commitment and willingness to engage in treatment is essential to achieving as much as one can from the program.
This program is ideal for:
- Teens who are struggling with mental health diagnoses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder
- Young people seeking expert consultation for patients whose psychiatric illness is complicated by a co-occurring substance use disorder
- Adolescents who require intensive, structured treatment but can manage living at home
Located on McLean Hospital’s main campus in Belmont, Massachusetts, we offer a structured intervention for individuals who are experiencing emotional difficulties but can safely reside in the community.
The program is available as a step-down option from an inpatient or residential program or as a direct admission from the community.
Groups and structured activities involve skills training, team building, and recreational therapy. These pursuits enhance daily living skills, build self-mastery and esteem, and provide a sense of autonomy and membership in a community.
We offer a full range of services, including assessment and consultation, group therapy, skills training, medication evaluation, and family therapy. As part of the Simches Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the program offers access to care and services throughout McLean Hospital.