Doctors Behavioral Health Center, an affiliate of Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, now offers a new comprehensive, short-term outpatient therapy program for patients with mental health issues. It is the only hospital in the area to offer this type of program.
The Partial Hospitalization Program helps patients whose psychiatric illness impairs their ability to function successfully in their lives. Patients can access a variety of therapies and educational groups to understand their emotional challenges and improve their coping skills.
“A lot of these patients don’t need to be in the hospital, and they can really benefit from outpatient treatment,” said Dr. Antoun Manganas, Medical Director for Doctors Behavioral Health Center.
Individual patient needs and response to treatment determines length of stay in the program. Partial Hospitalization participants benefit from returning home in the evenings and maintaining important connections to their family, friends and community. This allows them to practice new skills and helps them with confidence, independence and developing positive changes.
Patients may be referred to the Doctors Behavioral Health Center Partial Hospitalization Program by physicians, mental health professionals, employee assistance programs and community agencies for: mood disorder/depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, and relationship and family issues.