Day treatment is also called partial hospitalization, and it is still considered a form of outpatient therapy. This type of therapy may be recommended for clients who have already completed a residential treatment program but have had a relapse or are experiencing difficulty after returning home. It may also be suggested for clients who need either medical or laboratory services for treatment-related issues.
This type of treatment model requires more of a time commitment than an intensive outpatient program. Depending on a client’s individual needs, they may need to go to a hospital setting for between two and eight hours per day before returning home in the evening.