The Cost of PHP Programs

The Cost of Partial Hospitalization Programs for Addiction Treatment

Quick Summary

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) offer a middle ground in addiction treatment, ideal for those with moderate to severe addiction who don’t require full-time inpatient care. These programs typically involve five hours of daily treatment, including therapy and medical care, while allowing patients to return home each evening. Key factors to consider when choosing a PHP include the provider’s experience, treatment approach, and staff qualifications.

Costs range from $350 to $800 per day, influenced by the severity of addiction, program amenities, and additional treatments for co-occurring disorders. The Massachusetts Center for Addiction offers a comprehensive PHP at approximately $600 per day or $20,000 for a 30-day program, with most insurance plans accepted. PHPs are a valuable option for those seeking intensive treatment with more freedom than inpatient programs.

There are many treatment options available to people who are experiencing addiction. Depending on the severity of your addiction, as well as the substance(s) involved, a partial hospitalization program may be appropriate. In this post, we’ll outline everything you need to know about the cost of a partial hospitalization program, how they work, and how to decide whether it is right for your needs. 

Understanding Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs are designed to help people with moderate to severe levels of addiction, which cannot be treated as part of standard outpatient programs. Under this program, participants receive high amounts of treatment and care throughout the day but are free to leave the facility in the evening. 

You can think of a partial hospitalization program as a day treatment program, which is, in fact, what it is sometimes called. Patients receive care for five hours a day, five days a week, during which they receive individual and group therapy, medical care, and counseling. These programs are more intensive than traditional outpatient programs, which usually only meet two or three times a week.

What to Look for From a Partial Hospitalization Program Provider

A partial hospitalization program is only as effective as the provider providing the care. If you’re searching for an effective program, then it’s important to look for providers who have experience delivering this type of care, have highly qualified and well-trained staff, and follow science-backed, modern treatment plans.

A good partial hospitalization program provider will focus on four guiding principles:

  • Promoting good physical and mental health.
  • Creating a loving, caring home environment.
  • Creating a sense of purpose in the patient.
  • Nurturing relationships and helping the individual feel part of a community.

Partial Hospitalization Program Cost

The cost of a partial hospitalization program is often higher than traditional outpatient programs, but less than detox or full inpatient programs. Patients can expect to pay $350 – $800 a day for PHP programs, depending on a variety of factors.

Some of the key determining factors that contribute to the overall program cost include:

Severity of Condition

The severity of addiction is the most influential factor because it influences the program length. People with more pronounced or severe addictions are likely to need longer to undergo the recovery process. The cost of the program is directly correlated to the length of time. 

Amenities and Accommodation

The amenities of the program provider will also influence the cost. Some provide full-service treatment, while others offer only the essentials of the program. Additionally, some providers offer in-house accommodation, which, while it can make recovery more likely, does attract a higher cost. 

Additional Treatment Offered

Partial hospitalization programs are designed to help people with addiction. But in some cases, addiction is one of several co-occurring disorders. In that case, the facility will likely provide care to manage the other disorders the patient is experiencing, which could increase the cost of the service. 

How to Know if PHP is Right For You

Partial hospitalization programs aren’t for everyone. They’re typically most suited for people who require more help than what is offered by standard outpatient treatment, but who don’t need as much help as a full detox or inpatient program. If you or a loved one requires intensive, daily treatment but doesn’t require the full service of an inpatient program, then PHP may be suitable. 

If you’re unsure about which level of treatment is most appropriate for your needs, then we encourage you to get in touch with the Massachusetts Center for Addiction. 

Massachusetts Center for Addiction Partial Hospitalization Program

We’re proud to offer an evidence-based, results-focused partial hospitalization program that includes the following:

  • Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Medication management
  • Twelve-step facilitation
  • Sober Living
  • Patient Education
  • Support groups
  • Gym membership and nutritional counseling

Our program can help people just like you. The cost of our services is around $600 a day, or $20,000 for a thirty-day program. We accept most commercial insurance plans, which may cover most or all of the treatment. Payment plans are available for patients.

We are also in-network with Cigna, Aetna, and Tricare. If you are a policyholder of these insurance plans, your out-of-pocket costs will be minimal. We are also able to use out-of-network benefits for treatment.

The Bottom Line on Partial Hospitalization Programs

Addiction recovery is possible for anyone — but how they get there will vary from person to person. Partial hospitalization programs provide high levels of care and support, while also providing greater freedom than those offered by full inpatient programs.

If you decide that PHP is right for you, then you’ll benefit from extensive help from trained professionals who will help you overcome your addiction and get your life back on track. To get started, call a member of our team at 844-486-0671.

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