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Park House

Park House

To learn more about Park House
call 612-871-1264.

Founded in 1996, Park House is one of only six programs in the U.S. providing day health services for people with HIV/AIDS. Research shows that people who participate in day health programs see a significant reduction in hospitalizations, decreased length of hospital stays, and a drastic reduction in nursing home admissions.

The Park House program offers individuals with HIV/AIDS a place to socialize, find support and build skills to improve their physical health and emotional wellness. Both an adult day health center and a mental health day treatment program, this outpatient service is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Thursday and offers:

  • emotional support and psychotherapy
  • recreational and complementary therapies
  • nutritional support
  • limited nursing care
  • collaborative treatment planning with physicians and case managers.

The Park House staff includes a psychologist, registered nurse, certified therapeutic recreation specialists and a chaplain. They carry out Park House’s mission to enhance quality of life, maximize human dignity, promote independence, and minimize hospitalization and institutionalization of persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Becoming a client

Park House is open to adults 18 years and older with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis. It targets those who need a supportive environment or who are diagnosed with a mental illness.

Park House clients:

  • work with a treatment coordinator to set affirming goals
  • match those goals with appropriate program activities
  • participate in Park House activities at least once a week, as outlined in their treatment plan.

Services may be reimbursable by medical assistance or private insurance. Financial assistance may be available through Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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