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Outpatient Programs

Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program (PPHP/IOP)

The Frederick Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program (PPHP/IOP) provide treatment for adults 18 and older with psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders that require a higher level of care than outpatient treatment. These programs can provide treatment as a “step down” from an inpatient hospitalization, or to prevent a hospitalization. Patients work with a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, including psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses, to provide:

  • Assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Medication management
  • Group therapy
  • Educational groups
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Case Management
  • Transition and after care

The treatment goal of the PPHP and IOP is stabilization and re-integration into career, community, and family.

The PPHP is a 5-day a week, 6-1/2 hours per day program. The IOP is 3-5 days a week, 3 hours per day and is often a step-down from the PPHP. The average length of stay is from 1-3 weeks.


Patients are referred to PPHP from the FMH Emergency Department Crisis Management Services; the FMH Behavioral Health Unit; other inpatient psychiatric facilities; and outpatient psychiatrists and therapists in the community. For further information about PHPP/IOP or the admissions process, please contact 240.566.3900.