Samaritan Health Services has reopened the partial hospitalization outpatient psychiatric program on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center campus.
The program initially launched in early 2020 and then was placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is located adjacent to the Samaritan Mental Health inpatient unit, which continues to serve patients who need inpatient care as part of their treatment.
Samaritan’s program offers group therapy, adult education and life skills, medication management and other support for individuals who need comprehensive – but not inpatient – treatment for their mental or emotional health condition.
“Patients in the partial hospitalization program can maintain their independence and meet their personal responsibilities while receiving treatment,” said James Douglas, MD, medical director for Samaritan Mental Health. “These patients spend the day in the program, but they live at home and return to the community each evening.”