Day Treatment (also called Partial Hospitalization Program) for Children Ages 9-17
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Children is an intensive therapy program for children ages 9-18 experiencing significant and/or persistent mental health issues. The program includes medication management, intensive therapy and skill-building to help clients regain stability, improve quality of life, and avoid the need for higher levels of care.
The program includes community-based activities for children to practice skills in real-world environments, daily physical activity, and lunch. During the school-year, an educator works with students to stay on track with their class.
Clients must be able to meaningfully engage in treatment. Clients with active safety concerns are not a good fit for this program.
This is a short-term program, typically lasting 16-21 days. Participants may continue outpatient therapy as needed with Alaska Behavioral Health providers or a therapist they have been working with previously.
Families must be able to transport clients to the clinic in Anchorage daily. Insurance may pay for the cost of travel and lodging for families outside of Anchorage.
How to Access Services
All new clients will need to schedule an assessment for PHP by calling 907-561-0954. Current Alaska Behavioral Health clients interested in this program should speak with their clinical team.
We bill all insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. We are in network with Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Tricare. Our staff can provide an insurance review of benefits to help determine coverage.
PHP runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The daily schedule includes medical check-ins (typically twice a week), mindfulness, therapy groups and skill development groups.