Program Summary

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    Program Manager:
    Pooja Rupani, PsyD
To Contact This Program:
Call (925) 825-1793. To leave a message after hours, dial extension 382
This Service is Offered at:
Concord Clinic. Transportation to and from the program is provided for some clients from areas in Central and East Contra Costa County.
Services are available in English.
Eligibility Criteria:
We accept Medicare and private health insurance (with prior authorization). See Admission Requirements and Admission Steps for more information.
This matrix details the eligibility in our programs in Contra Costa County and the differences between each program:
Services are Provided by:
Staff and trainees receiving supervision by licensed psychologists.
Archived Headlines about this Program:

Partial Hospitalization Program

Staff and 2011-2012 Trainees of the Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides intensive therapeutic services five days a week from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Program participants are evaluated by a treatment team to create an individual treatment plan that includes group therapy, psycho-educational sessions, individual therapy, and psychiatric services.

The PHP program assists adults with severe mental health disabilities to:

  • Prevent hospitalization
  • Have an alternative to in-patient hospitalization
  • Reduce symptoms and relapse
  • Stabilize by reintegrating into the community
  • Recover in a supportive environment

Who We Serve

The program is helpful for anyone recently released from the hospital or in danger of hospitalization. Psychiatric symptoms commonly treated include anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, and dual diagnosis when addictions co-occur with psychiatric symptoms.


Collaboration with referral sources and other important members of a participant’s support network is a routine part of treatment.

Program Features

  • Group Psychotherapy led by well trained and supervised facilitators
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Services including weekly meetings and medication management with a psychiatrist
  • Symptom Management
  • Empowerment of participants through development of Collaborative Treatment Plans
  • Family Therapy
  • Creative Arts/ActivityTherapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment using empirically validated programming
  • Transportation and lunch are provided

Community Transition Planning

Individual Psychotherapy, After-Care groups and Psychiatric Services are available when participants are ready to transition out of the program and re-integrate into the community.

Admission Criteria

  • A psychiatric diagnosis that severely interferes with the person’s ability to perform their usual activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Difficulty maintaining oneself adequately in the community
  • Treatment is necessary to prevent hospitalization
  • Participants must voluntarily enter the program

Steps to be Admitted:

  • Contact our Concord Office to verify eligibility for Medicare or private insurance
  • A face-to-face admission evaluation by clinical staff and program psychiatrist will be scheduled
  • Insurance cards are required

For more information or to arrange for an evaluation, please call our Concord Clinic at (925) 825-1793.


This program is staffed by highly trained clinicians. The Hume Center is a recognized internship site and services are provided by staff members and trainees (Practicum students, Docotoral Interns and Post-Docotoral fellows) who are supervised by licensed clinicians.

History of This Program

The Hume Center was started in 1993 as an outpatient clinic operating out of a single room at a local graduate school. Soon after opening, the staff realized there was a need for a treatment program for people suffering from chronic mental illness to prevent frequent hospitalizations and improve their quality of life in the community. Thus The Hume Center developed its PHP in 1994. The program was initially designed and is constantly revised through collaboration with program participants, their families and other members of their support network, community partners, referral sources, and others who have a stake in their wellbeing.