January 9, 2004
Southern Maine’s only adolescent partial hospital program relocates
Spring Harbor's program is now at 216 Vaughan St in Portland
Southern Maine’s only partial hospital program for teens will relocate from 175 Running Hill Road in South Portland on February 2. The new program will be situated at 216 Vaughan Street, adjacent to Maine Medical Center’s visitor parking lot in Portland.
Partial hospitalization is a service within the continuum of mental healthcare that fills a treatment niche between traditional inpatient and outpatient services. Spring Harbor’s program helps teens avoid psychiatric hospitalization or facilitates their transition from a psychiatric hospital back into the community.
“This move allows us adjacency to complementary outpatient services,” says Program Director Renee Leavitt, OTR/L. “Maine Medical Center’s outpatient psychiatry programs for children and adolescents are in the same building, so we can easily accept referrals or discharge our patients to the next most appropriate level of care.”
Candidates for the Adolescent Partial Program are teens who experience serious and persistent psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, and/or addictive disorders. Typical diagnoses treated include dual disorders, anxiety, psychotic or depressive disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A family-based program with a treatment span of up to 10 days, the Adolescent Partial Program is offered after school hours on weekdays. Parents are expected to participate by attending therapy with their children and with other families whose children experience similar diagnoses.
To learn more about the Adolescent Partial Program, please call 1-866-857-6644 (toll-free) or 761-6644.
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