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Outpatient Care

Palms Behavioral Health offers outpatient care at our center in Harlingen, Texas.​

We invite you to explore our comprehensive outpatient care programs, including Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, tailored to address the diverse needs of both adults and adolescents (12-17) facing various mental and behavioral health challenges. These concerns can include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, suicidality, and other psychiatric conditions. Our program welcomes patients at various stages of their treatment journey, whether they join us directly from the initial assessment and referral or are transitioning from an inpatient setting. With a strong emphasis on structure and support, our outpatient programs provide individuals with a nurturing environment to cultivate adaptive coping skills essential for personal growth and well-being.

PALMS' Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, is designed for individuals with primary psychiatric disorders who require intensive support and structure, but not 24-hour inpatient care. Sometimes it is referred to as Day Treatment.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program provides support and treatment for those facing emotional or mental difficulties, and who may also have substance abuse problems. Partial hospitalization is an outpatient program for the diagnosis and/or active treatment of a serious mental disorder in a consistent, structured environment that allows patients to maintain their usual living arrangements with their families.

A PHP can function as a “step down” from hospitalization or a “step up” when outpatient treatment is not effectively meeting the patient’s needs. It is also a good transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

The level of care provided in a PHP is necessary to maintain the patient’s progress and prevent relapse or readmission to the hospital.

PHP is designed for those who do not require the intensity of a hospital setting but are still having some emotional or behavioral issues that need to be addressed more intensely than what can be provided in a traditional outpatient setting.

While we serve both adults and adolescents with this program, each group has their own structures and paths.

Participants meet Monday through Friday for up to 6 hours of treatment per day, depending on patient needs. Treatment usually lasts from one to three weeks, depending on each person’s individual progress.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Sometimes called “Outpatient Day Treatment” or “Part-Time Treatment,” the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides a therapeutic, structured environment a few days a week while allowing patients to maintain a work-life balance. 

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is also sometimes called Day Treatment. It provides further stabilization in a therapeutic environment for clients who do not require the structure of a full-day program like our PHP or inpatient care.

IOP is ideally best for those seeking further stabilization in a therapeutic environment while continuing to live at home. Patients enrolled in the program can gain extra support in their daily lives by working on their psychiatric and substance abuse concerns.

Patients attend sessions three to five times a week for three hours a session, after which they can return home in the evening. And, because the program is only three days a week, it allows patients to engage in other programs that might help in their treatment program and fully integrate them back into a more mainstream lifestyle.

  • Group therapy settings
  • Continued physician oversight
  • Living at home and attending the outpatient center during the day
  • Further stabilization and transition back into productive activities at home, at work, and in the community

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Why Choose Palms for Outpatient Care?

Our comprehensive outpatient services provide a range of therapeutic benefits, ongoing medical supervision, and effective medication management. Our program allows individuals to stay home while receiving treatment at our outpatient center during daytime hours.

Our primary objective is to support patients in attaining enhanced stability and successfully reintegrating into their daily lives, including home, work, and community activities. Rest assured, we prioritize your well-being by offering well-rounded meals and snacks that promote balanced nutrition each day. 

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