Partial Hospitalization ED Program FAQs

My favorite group was the Process Group (or as we used to call it, Pull Your Chairs Closer Group). This is a time patients can relate to one another and can offer coping skills and new ideas.
Former Patient

What will my first day in the Partial Hospitalization Program be like?
On your first day in the Partial Hospitalization Program, you will meet with your case manager, the program’s nutritionist and the attending nurse practitioner. These members of your treatment team will collaboratively work with you to develop an individualized plan of care for your treatment at Walden.

What should I bring on my first day?
On your first day in the program, please bring your breakfast and lunch. Staff will provide supplementary food, if necessary. Also, please bring contact information for any outpatient providers and any medications you may need throughout the day. The admissions department will provide you with additional information when you have your intake evaluation.

What shouldn’t I bring to the program?
Please do not bring blankets or excessive personal belongings. We ask that each person only bring one small bag each day. Electronic devices are permitted only during break times.

How long can I expect to be in the program?
The average length of stay is approximately two to four weeks. You will work with your treatment team to determine the most effective length of stay.