Division Director: Carolyn Dornstauder, MPA
Pederson-Krag's Partial Hospitalization Program is a short term, intensive treatment program where individuals experiencing an acute episode of a psychiatric illness can receive medically supervised out-patient treatment. It serves as an alternative to in-patient treatment and allows patients who are not a danger to themselves or others to maintain their everyday life without the disruption often associated with a hospital stay. Additionally, it can reduce the length of psychiatric hospitalization and serve as a step-down from an in-patient unit.The Partial Hospitalization Program is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team and offers a wide range of services in a safe, structured environment, including:
- Assessment and Treatment Planning
- Health Screening and Referral
- Psycho-Education Groups
- Verbal Therapy
- Case Management
- Clinical Support Services
- Family Counseling and Education
- Psychiatric Rehab Readiness Determination and Referral
- Alcoholism/Substance-Abuse Counseling
- Discharge Planning
Most patients attend 5 days a week, 6 hours per day. Staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for emergency situations. Length of stay is determined by acuity of person's symptoms and need for this level of care, but can be no more than 6 weeks.The Partial Hospitalization Program is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Medicaid, Medicare and third party insurance are accepted.
For information or to make a referral, call the Partial Hospitalization Program at 631-920-8004.
Pederson-Krag Center West
55 Horizon Drive, Huntington, NY 11743