EVOLVE Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) support adolescents 12-17 years old who live at home but struggle to maintain balance due to mental health, addiction, and behavioral issues.

Sustained Support

At the partial level of care, teens receive a full-day of treatment at Evolve, but continue to live at home. Partial hospitalization is an effective alternative to residential or inpatient treatment and may be appropriate for those transitioning from a residential treatment program or those who need more structure than a typical outpatient program or private psychotherapy.

The PHP level of care provides five hours of treatment, five days a week.

Experienced, Professional Staff

Our staff is handpicked to provide the highest level of care available. On-site staff includes nurses, residential counselors, and licensed therapists. Our counseling staff is made up of experienced clinicians, masters-level interns, and certified recovery coaches who bring a diverse and eclectic background to the treatment experience. While it’s not always possible, we do our best to have one staff member on-site who has kids of their own. We understand the experience of being a parent goes a long way when helping teens through the challenges of substance issues, behavioral problems, and emotional challenges.

Individualized Programs

Our teens receive solution-focused, data-driven, evidence-based, results-oriented therapy. Everything we do is geared toward changing behavior and finding the right combination of treatment and support. Since no two teenagers are alike, no two treatment plans are alike. During the admissions process, we conduct a thorough assessment, establish a baseline, and create an Individual Recovery Plan based on specific needs and goals. Recovery Plans include a combination of the following therapeutic modes:

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindful Walking


Mindful Cooking


Our teens also take part in a wide range of innovative experiential therapies, such as:

Equine-Assisted Therapy (Horses)

Social Outings


Music, Art, and Dance

Physical Fitness


What Happens Next?

We know the rest of the world doesn’t pause for our teens or their families during treatment. In our Partial Hospitalization Program, teens continue their school work with the support of our education staff. We offer career and college counseling, vocational opportunities, educational testing, and student advocacy. Each center is equipped with a state-of-the-art computing facility that enables students to access public and/or private online learning programs and resources.

From the moment a family commits to our program, we begin work on a transition plan, with a focus on personal growth, achievement, and stable, sustainable integration into the most positive situation possible after treatment.

Evolve works closely with parents, schools, and referring providers to ensure a seamless continuity of care between levels of therapy. The Evolve team gathers critical data and engages in dialogue regarding problem and treatment history, strengths and deficits, and avenues for growth.

Evolve Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Locations

Partial Hospitalization Program FAQs

What is partial hospitalization like

The first day of partial hospitalization in San Diego or partial hospitalization program in the Bay Area will consist of introductions, answering questions, and completing intake assessments. With this information, the client can be appropriately placed into different treatment activities, classes, and group counseling sessions.

The day-to-day behind PHP programs will include different lessons, skill-building exercises, and
counseling sessions, often with a lunch or snack break for socialization or personal reflection.
The remainder of the day may include holistic treatments or continued therapy sessions
depending on personal interests and what is beneficial for individual recovery.

How long does partial hospitalization last

PHP programs can last a few weeks to a few months, depending on the provider and the
patient. However, all PHP treatments, including PHP for teens, can last as long as needed
before transitioning into a lower level of care.

What is the average cost of partial hospitalization programs

Insurance may cover the cost of both youth partial hospitalization programs and standard PHP
treatments, whether it is a partial hospitalization program in california or elsewhere in the country. The average co-pay cost for PHP treatment with insurance is approximately $25-
$100 a day. However, if you look at the cost of partial hospitalization programs without
insurance, you’re looking at $300-$400 daily. Be sure to inquire about payment options before
starting treatment.