Can my teenager drive himself to the PHP program?
No. All enrollees in the partial hospitalization program must be checked in and checked out by a guardian.
Will my insurance cover PHP for my teen?
Many insurance plans cover partial hospitalization.
What is the referral/admission process?
Parents can call 513 536-HOPE (4673) to discuss the PHP program and obtain admission information.
Do you accept Medicaid?
Lindner Center of HOPE cannot accept Medicaid for PHP.
What provisions are made for lunch? Will my child need money during the day?
Lunch is included with the program. Enrollees will be served lunch in the Lindner Center of HOPE dining room under the supervision of the PHP staff. No money is needed while in the program.
What do I do about my child's medications?
Medications are to be administered as prescribed prior to arrival each day. Medications that cannot be administered prior to arriving at the program will be transferred from the parent/guardian to the Registered Nurse (RN). Medications must be in the original container, and will be verified prior to administration. Medications will not routinely be administered in the program. Utilization of emergent medication for crisis intervention may involve a transfer to the Adolescent Care Unit. Other PRN medication for medical crisis (glucagon, epi-pen, etc.) as well as over the counter (OTC) medication would require medication consent from the parent/guardian.
Can I drop off my teen earlier or pick her up later than the published times?
PHP enrollees need to be dropped off and picked up during designated times 8:30 am – 9 am and 4 pm – 4:30 pm. Transportation must be arranged in advance. Cincinnati Children’s at Lindner Center of HOPE does not provide transportation services. In an emergency situation, parents/guardians should call 513 536-HOPE (4673) as soon as possible.
How many PHP enrollees can be in the program at once?
The program can accommodate up to 10 enrollees at one time. Typical stays are for 2-4 weeks.
If the program is full, can I get on a waitlist?
We are not able to keep a wait list. We will provide a screening assessment and make recommendations for services.
For admissions to Adolescent Partial Hospitalization, call 513-636-4124.