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Adult Partial Hospitalization

Our Adult Partial Hospitalization program is designed to help adults struggling with mental health concerns whose symptoms are not responding to current outpatient therapy and/or medications.

We offer a safe environment and use evidence-based treatments personalized to each client's needs and symptoms, which may include anger or irritability, inability, inability to regulate emotions, interpersonal conflicts, isolation, mood-related sleep disturbances or recurring suicidal thoughts.

To make an appointment, please call (615) 322-2320.


    24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions

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    Why Choose Adult Partial Hospitalization at Vanderbilt

    • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
      Team approach

      Our treatment team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and mental health specialists. More caregivers means a better perspective on each patients' illnesses and treatment plans. Our board-certified psychiatrists see patients on the day of admission and twice a week afterward. Doctors are available each day to manage medications and other medical needs. Patients benefit from the combined resources and experience of both Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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      Group-based treatment

      Our patients take part in several groups. Life skills groups help patients learn to manage mental health concerns. Therapeutic groups encourage giving and receiving feedback. Process groups allow patients to talk about their illnesses or conditions in a safe, therapeutic setting. Activity-based and nursing groups help with such needs as sleep hygiene, stress management and exercise. Other activities and meals always happen together.

    • family, parents, child, Patient-centered care, healthcare
      Family involvement

      Behavioral health issues can affect the whole family, so we invite family members to work closely with our treatment team. Each patient meets with their family twice during the program. When the patient is ready to leave, we work with you to set up aftercare services.

    • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes
      Excellent outcomes

      Our patients' anxiety and depression symptoms decline, on average, about 40%. Our readmission rate is less than 5%, and our patient satisfaction rating is about 95%.

    • microscope, Advanced care
      Advanced care

      As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.

    Tests, Treatments and Services

    We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Daily nurse contact
    • Dialectical behavioral therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Medication evaluation
    • Medication management


    1601 23rd Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37212