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Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Kartini Clinic, sometimes referred to as "day treatment", is an intensive form of eating disorder treatment for children 18 and under whose symptoms cannot be managed adequately on an outpatient basis. Kartini Clinic’s PHP operates 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.

Our patients attend eating disorder treatment during the day and return home in the evenings and on weekends (or to the Ronald McDonald House or other overnight accommodation).

If you or your child’s physician are unsure whether PHP is an appropriate level of care, our board-certified pediatricians will undertake a thorough assessment and share their findings with you and your outpatient team. PHP is often a more appropriate option than residential treatment, as it allows children to stay with their family. This also make it more possible to involve families in treatment, and because our PHP is family-based and strongly emphasizes parental training and involvement, it can lead to better, more lasting outcomes.

PHP can also be much less expensive than hospitalization or residential care.

Therapeutic services in PHP include meals, medical monitoring, medication management, as well as psychiatric evaluation, family therapy, or individual therapy as indicated in each case.  Treatment is highly individualized, but always includes art therapy, movement group (kids need to get their wiggles out!), trigger identification, coping skills, social skills, anxiety reduction, and body image work. Complete weight restoration is the foundation of treatment at all levels of care at Kartini Clinic. Compliance with healthy, ordered eating in a family environment is essential and achievable.

Kartini Clinic’s PHP program always includes time for school. School is very important to our families, and it’s important to us. Patients attend school while in PHP, and our school teacher communicates with each patient’s home school in order to help them stay up to date with their work.

We work with most insurance providers, including many Oregon Medicaid plans (aka OHP) and our business team advocates for our families tirelessly. However, please  note that your insurance plan may decline initial authorization for treatment or at any time during treatment. Should this happen, our business office will communicate immediately with you to discuss your options, and our doctors will advocate for your child with your insurance plan’s doctors.

Following successful completion of PHP, most patients are stepped down to our intensive outpatient program (IOP) which they attend for a few hours a day, as many days a week as an individual family feels their child needs. Return to school and full social functioning is our goal.

Once a patient and family have achieved the treatment goals of PHP and IOP, they will be stabilized briefly by our doctors in regular outpatient appointments and then returned to their home team.

For more information about Kartini Clinic’s Partial Hospitalization Program please contact our intake coordinator at 971-319-6800. You may also submit an online request below. We answer all requests promptly.

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