Philadelphia’s Leading Outpatient Treatment Program for Behavioral Health Issues

For over 75 years, Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia has maintained a tradition of providing premiere treatment to individuals who are in need of comprehensive mental and behavioral healthcare. In order to meet the varying needs of all who are entrusted into our care, we offer an array of both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

Outpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Hospital provides a full continuum of behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. The department’s professionals perform comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, thorough assessments, psychotherapy, medication management, and psychological testing, among an assortment of other services.

Outpatient programming at Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia is tailored to meet the needs of individuals who are experiencing a number of concerns, including the following:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Codependency issues
  • Family and marital problems
  • Adjustment reactions
  • Relationship problems
  • Chemical dependency

The specific treatment programs offered in the outpatient continuum of care at Belmont Behavioral Hospital include the following:

General Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program (PHP)

This program is designed for individuals who are at risk of hospitalization and require structured, therapeutic assistance in order to find stabilization from their psychiatric illness. The partial program can be an effective, short-term, community-based alternative to hospitalization for those who need intensive treatment, or it can serve as part of the progression of treatment between inpatient care and traditional outpatient services.

General Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)

The intensive outpatient program is offered for adults and is designed to minimize a patient’s absence from work and family, while still allowing him or her to receive the intensive, thorough treatment necessary in order to overcome the struggles he or she is facing. Patients in IOP receive effective treatment that is personalized to meet their needs and enhance their progress. This program is ideal for patients who are in need of more support than traditional one-to-one outpatient services alone, but may not require the level of care offered through partial hospitalization.

Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Care Treatment Program

This program is a highly respected and comprehensive treatment option for patients whose goal is to engage in or enhance a recovery program. Our services are geared toward helping patients create or sustain a productive and meaningful lifestyle without the burden that substance use disorders cause. Our substance use disorder program is specifically designed for patients who are willing and able to establish and maintain stable recovery with the goal of causing minimal disruption at work, school, home, or other community responsibilities and activities. Staff members in this program are led by a clinical supervisor, who is a certified alcohol and drug counselor with more than 25 years of experience in helping individuals achieve and maintain recovery from chemical dependency.

Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)

The geriatric intensive outpatient program offers a unique approach to outpatient therapy for older adults. The services offered within this program include diagnostic evaluation, medication evaluations, consultations, group therapy, and individual therapy. This program offers an effective way to help prevent psychiatric decline, avoid inpatient hospitalization, and reduce symptom reoccurrence in older adults. Additionally, medication management and ongoing psychiatric and medical monitoring by a board-certified psychiatrist are offered as an instrumental part of this programming option.

Adult Outpatient Psychiatry

Adults and older adults may receive comprehensive outpatient psychiatric services through our outpatient psychiatry program. Treatment issues are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the staff includes an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, and an art therapist. The treatment teams within this program are dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence in offering comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and medication management, among other services, to the patients partaking in this program.

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry

Comprehensive outpatient services are offered for children, starting at the age of five, and adolescents through our outpatient psychiatry program. With programming similar to that which is provided in the adult outpatient psychiatry program, the child and adolescent program offers special components that are designed to meet the needs of our young patients. The special features offered to children include a separate child therapy room where child psychologists and other members of treatment teams conduct play therapy in order to help with a range of problems that children and adolescents face, such as behavioral and learning difficulties at school.

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