Partial Hospitalization Program


For patients who need intensive treatment for psychiatric illness but do not need the 24-hour care of an overnight hospital stay, South Nassau Communities Hospital Mental Health Counseling Center offers an alternative: the Partial Hospitalization Program. “Partial” refers to the fact that we provide treatment in a highly structured environment, but only during the day.

This short-term program, based in Baldwin, N.Y., can help people shorten or even avoid an inpatient hospital stay. Experts here offer ongoing intensive support while you continue to live at home, where you can maintain independence and ties to your community and loved ones.

Services of South Nassau’s Partial Hospitalization Program

During the Partial Hospitalization Program, our experienced staff will help you learn a variety of skills to help you manage your condition. These skills include cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, regulating emotions, tolerating distress, identifying unhealthy behaviors and thought patterns, plus identifying and pursuing activities and behaviors that promote recovery.

Treatment is from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. each weekday and includes:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Medication consultation and treatment
  • Case management
  • Family meetings
  • Socialization
  • Care coordination
  • After-care planning

Group therapy each day focuses on a variety of topics and skills, such as:

  • Processing and regulating emotions
  • Anger management
  • Understanding medication
  • Assertive communication
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting
  • Relapse prevention
  • Art therapy, using a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, mandalas, clay and more
  • Experiential activities, including guided imagery, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, chair yoga and progressive muscle relaxation

Contact Us

South Nassau Communities Hospital Mental Health Counseling Center
Partial Hospitalization Program
2277 Grand Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
(516) 377-5440
Fax: (516) 377-5445

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