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PHP or Day Treatment for Eating Disorders

Partial hospitalization (PHP) combines the independence of living in the real world with the structure and support of residential treatment for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. It's ideal for clients who are transitioning to independent living, or who are in recovery but need more assistance than conventional outpatient therapy can provide.

Each insurance plan is different, but many plans that will not pay for full-time residential treatment provide at least partial coverage for PHP.

Mirasol's PHP or day treatment program provides individual psychotherapy and nutrition consultation as well as psychiatric and medical follow-up and discharge planning.

The program is staffed by a multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of dietitians, therapists, adjunctive therapists, registered nurses, exercise consultants and our staff psychiatrist.

Mirasol's PHP is highly individualized, with an option to step down from seven to six to five days per week as the client transitions to part-time work, school or volunteer opportunities and practices living life free from an eating disorder.

The goals of the partial hospitalization include:

  • establishing normal eating behavior and healing unhealthy relationships with food
  • learning to maintain appropriate caloric intake and and honing skills in menu planning and meal preparation
  • developing new communication and coping skills in a supportive environment that promotes change

PHP Myths and Misconceptions

The term "partial hospitalization" is misleading, since Mirasol's PHP is neither "partial" nor does it involve hospitalization. Instead, you'll be living at home or in a comfortable residence with other Mirasol clients! See photos of Mirasols' PHP residences and learn more about the program at PHP Myths and Misconceptions.

"We Help You Get Your Life Back!"

Mirasol clinicians and a former client describe how Mirasol's PHP combines holistic medicine, nutritional guidance and individual and group therapy to help clients develop new ways of communicating and coping, and learn to live life free from an eating disorder.

Daily process group topics include:
  • co-dependence
  • spirituality
  • emotional regulation
  • empowerment
  • communication and coping skills
  • boundaries
  • trauma/PTSD
  • body image
  • self-esteem
  • life skills
  • interpersonal relationships

PHP clients receive:

Contact Mirasol

Admissions: 888.520.1700
Office: 520.546.3200

"Mirasol is light years ahead of any other program in the country."