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Adolescent partial hospitalization program

  • Adolescent partial hospitalization program at Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth

    When your teen needs intensive care for a mental health condition, our partial hospitalization program is here. We help adolescents stay out of the hospital and get the support they need to heal in their community.

    Our two-to-four week partial program is for school-age adolescents, ages 13 to 18. It is directed by a psychiatrist in a group therapy environment to help prevent and reduce hospitalization, maintain participation in school, and stabilize teens in their home environments.

    Good for treating

    Our program helps address:

    • depression
    • anxiety
    • self-injurious behavior
    • self-defeating behavior
    • suicidal thoughts or suicidal behavior

    What it is

    Your teen will work with a psychiatrist who:

    • evaluates current medications
    • assesses the need for mediations during the program
    • determines psychological testing needs for further evaluation

    Group therapy

    Our program offers a group therapy environment to help adolescents:

    • experience success
    • increase self-awareness
    • improve coping skills
    • develop interpersonal effectiveness
    • increase emotion regulation
    • improve family communication skills
    • improve conflict resolution skills

    Family involvement

    Your family will participate in sessions and a weekly multi-family therapy group, with topics such as:

    • building trust in the family relationship
    • fun family activities
    • engaging in healthy communications
    • dealing with social media.

    What to expect

    Admission and referrals

    An intake meeting with a mental health professional is required for admission. Intakes are done Monday through Friday by appointment. Call 763-577-7925.  

    Patients who have participated in any Allina Health mental health inpatient program may be referred to this program by their physicians.

    Good to know

    We support your child's school work by:

    • partnering with the School District 287 to ensure participants can keep up with their school work
    • devoting two hours per day to classroom work with a district school teacher during the academic year
    • supporting participants who aren't a part of the district's public schools by having our teacher and social worker work with the teen's home school to get class work sent to us and to assure he or she receives credits for attending the program
    • providing you with a multidisciplinary team discharge conference to discuss your teen's progress, course of treatment and transition plan to return to school
  • Schedule an appointment

    Parents or guardians can call 763-577-7925 to learn more or arrange an intake meeting. 

    Program hours

    Monday to Friday:
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on non-school days

    Find us

  • 2855 Campus Dr
    Abbott Northwestern - Westhealth, Suite 660
    Plymouth, MN 55441

    763-577-7900

    Fax: 763-577-7905

  • Contact us

    Mental Health and Addiction Line

    1-866-603-0016

    Your 24/7 Allina Health resource for scheduling, referrals, questions and concerns