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Day Treatment (Adult Outpatient Psychiatry)

Palmetto Health offers Day Treatment, a program offered to adults facing emotional/mental health difficulties that are interfering with daily functioning. This may include the inability to perform at work or school, feeling overwhelmed by their normal daily routine or having frequent thoughts of suicide. Along with receiving an individualized approach to treatment, patients in Day Treatment also enjoy the freedom to return home each day, while still receiving effective treatment to meet their needs.

To schedule a free, confidential assessment, call 1-888-724-7888 or 803-434-4813.

Day Treatment features:

  • Intensive treatment, which is more concentrated than traditional outpatient counseling
  • Structured format with medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Therapeutic groups and activities
  • Full- or half-day program options with emphasis on diagnosis, therapy, coping skills, education, medication assessment and monitoring, coordination with community (employer or school) and referral to appropriate specialists upon discharge

Levels of Treatment

Full-Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization):

  • Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m., lunch provided
  • Average length of stay, 8-10 treatment days
  • Intensive medication monitoring with a psychiatrist on-site daily
  • Patients may move from full- to half-day treatment as progress occurs

Half-Day Treament (Intensive Outpatient Program)

  • Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Provides scheduling flexibility with a minimum of three days per week
  • Part-time work/school often permitted while in treatment
  • Medication management with psychiatrist on-site daily

Day Treatment Helps With:

  • Depression
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Grief/Loss/Divorce
  • Sleep Problems
  • Eating Disorder
  • Obsession/Compulsion
  • Anger Management