Kansas City, Missouri’s Preferred PHP for Behavioral Health Treatment

Living with a behavioral health condition can make it difficult to perform day-to-day activities. At Signature Psychiatric Hospital, we offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adults who are struggling with mental health concerns and addictions. 

About Our PHP

Partial hospitalization programming is ideal for people who can benefit from highly structured, intensive care but do not require round-the-clock monitoring. We designed the PHP at our Liberty and North Kansas City, Missouri, locations to help adults who are struggling with mental health conditions and certain substance use disorders. 

Our PHP serves adults who have addictions to substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids. This program also supports those who struggle with a wide variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and personality disorders. 

This level of care allows participants to benefit from several hours of treatment over the course of 15 sessions. Adults who choose Signature Psychiatric Hospital can engage in programming that empowers them to take ownership of their recovery in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. 

We provide partial hospitalization programming at two of our locations: Signature Psychiatric Hospital at North Kansas City Hospital and Signature Psychiatric Hospital – North Kansas Outpatient Services at North Kansas City Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital Medical Building. 

We offer PHP services Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The average length of stay is three weeks, but this may vary based on a number of factors. 

Features & Services

Group therapy is a major component of the PHP at Signature Psychiatric Hospital. Group therapy sessions are conducted five days a week and led by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed master social workers (LMSWs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Topics covered include: 

  • Mood disorders 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Gambling addiction 
  • Family, school, and workplace problems 
  • Trauma 
  • Anger management 

We use acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in our partial hospitalization programming. Adults in our PHP may also take part in psychoeducation, family therapy, and collaborative art therapy. Family therapy sessions include a family meeting where patients and their families can learn more about their individual diagnosis and engage in a Q&A session. 

We can also incorporate medication management services for patients who require monitoring of and treatment for withdrawal symptoms. This includes weekly meetings with our team of nurses and a nurse practitioner. 

Adults can enter our PHP directly. Those who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder as a primary or co-occurring concern often enter the program after taking part in detox and medication management services at the acute level, though this can vary from person to person. Our partial hospitalization program provides extensive, focused care in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Admissions Process

We make all admissions decisions for the partial hospitalization program at Signature Psychiatric Hospital on a case-by-case basis. In general, we designed the PHP at our hospital for adults who are struggling with a mental health condition, a substance use disorder, or a dual diagnosis. 

Each prospective patient must complete an assessment prior to admission. Loved ones, referral sources, and the patient themselves can set up an appointment over the phone, but we also accept walk-ins from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 

We conduct a thorough evaluation of each patient’s medical history and presenting symptoms to gain a better understanding of their specific needs. This lets us create a personalized care plan for everyone in our care with the therapeutic interventions and services that best support their healing. If we feel that a different facility would better suit a person’s needs, we will provide a recommendation for another trusted, vetted provider. 

Continuing Care

At Signature Psychiatric Hospital, our partial hospitalization program is only one part of a person’s journey toward improved health. We are committed to preparing each adult for their eventual discharge from our facility long before they transition out of our care. 

Our staff starts planning for the next steps of each person’s journey at the time of admission to our PHP. Adults can expect to work directly with doctors, nurses, case managers, and other behavioral health specialists on a detailed aftercare plan to ensure their continued success. 

We usually recommend an individual psychiatric follow-up and multiple therapy sessions. We may also suggest family groups, additional outpatient services, or other community resources so that adults can build on their progress. 

Living with an addiction, mental health concern, or dual diagnosis does not define a person. With the support of the professionals at Signature Psychiatric Hospital, you can rediscover hope for a brighter future and regain control of your life. 

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Signature Psychiatric Hospital. 

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