Our partial hospitalization program (also called “day/full-day outpatient care”) is a medically-driven treatment model that may be appropriate for individuals who need a step down from intensive hospital or residential treatment; or for those seeking a step up from an outpatient group or individual therapy. Patients attend treatment at The Healing Connection for 7 hours per day, Monday through Friday, and return home or to a local lodging option on evenings and weekends. This schedule helps them regain and maintain their health outside of treatment.
A Multifaceted Approach
Eating disorders statistics tell us that in order for treatment to be successful, it must include medical care, mental health care, and nutritional education and counseling.
Meals are a central part of daily activities; our staff dietician and in-house chef work together to plan and prepare therapeutic meals with fresh ingredients, tailored to each patient’s specific nutritional and caloric needs. Daily medical monitoring includes weight checks and tracking behavioral symptoms. Tutoring is also provided for adolescent patients during the school year.
Our partial hospitalization program runs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Day programming includes:
Group therapy including art/movement/dance therapy (see full list of group therapy options)
Nutritional assessment, counseling, and meal planning
Structured, supervised mealtimes – lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner prepared with fresh ingredients by our in-house chef
Family work (individual, parenting group, and multifamily therapy group)
Psychopharmacological evaluation and medication monitoring
Access to recovered peers and family members who participate in various program groups
Free Tutoring On-Site
Teachers are available to provide academic instruction at no charge to families. Teachers are New York State Certified in all subject areas and work through the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) of Monroe County. BOCES Tutors are at The Healing Connection Partial Hospitalization Program Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Our tutors have experience with junior high and high school students who have had eating disorders.
Teachers coordinate regularly between The Healing Connection staff, home guidance counselors, subject teachers, and parents, to help meet the ongoing academic (as well as emotional) needs of the child. The parent/guardian needs to provide approval to grant the BOCES coordinator and the BOCES teachers to contact a child's school district (via phone, e-mail, fax) to coordinate tutoring.
The Healing Connection Office Manager will speak with parents about the availability of tutoring during the initial phone screen in preparation for intake evaluation and possible program admission.
Recovery begins here.
Contact our intake coordinator at 585-641-0281 to learn more about our treatment services or to request a free initial phone screening.