Welcome to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital (PHP/AIOP)
Facing Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functions. It affects one in four adults regardless of age, race, income, religion or education and is not the result of personal weakness or lack of character. Most people diagnosed with mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan like our Partial Hospitalization Program.
Our staff at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital recognizes that mental health is necessary for an individual’s overall health and well-being. We are proud to provide a treatment facility that empowers individuals affected by mental disorders. Our goal is to help individuals and families overcome barriers to metal health recovery and achieve wellness through education, support, referrals and sources.
To offer the best care possible, our staff consists of general health and mental health professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our team gets to know each patient individually creating the opportunity for patients to practice new skills and promote confidence, independence and develop positive changes. Weekly treatment team meetings take place to review participants’ ongoing progress and treatment, as well as plan of care after discharge.
Each patient participates in a psychiatric evaluation, clinical assessment, and daily counseling. Counseling sessions include a variety of coping skills such as illness management, interpersonal relationships, and stress management. Weekly treatment team meetings take place to review participants’ ongoing progress and treatment, as well as plan of care after discharge.
It is human to offer support. It teaches us to recognize our strengths and weaknesses. It gives meaning to life. Caring for one another is our collective responsibility. It is an important component of wellness as an individual and as a community. Do not allow stigma and discrimination to deter you or a loved one form seeking life-saving treatment. Our Tombigbee Outreach Program is here to help.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a short-term outpatient program at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital designed for adults 18 years of age or older who are experiencing acute mental health issues that interfere with their ability to function daily.
PHP is for individuals who do not require an inpatient stay, but may benefit from more intensive therapy than what is offered with conventional outpatient therapy. This program may be utilized as a step-down from acute inpatient care or as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Participants benefit from returning home in the evenings, as well as maintaining important connections to family, friends, and community.Our Psychiatric PHP helps people experiencing symptoms from such conditions as:
- Anziety and/or Stress
- Grief and/or Loss
- Life Transitions
- Relationship and/or Family Issues
- Psychiatric Disorders
EligibilityIn order to be accepted into the PHP, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a mental health diagnosis as defined by the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®). If you have both a mental illness and substance abuse disorder (dual diagnosis) you are still eligible for treatment.
- Be sufficiently stable to allow for outpatient evaluation and treatment and not be in acute danger to yourself or others at the time of admission.
- PHP is for patients that have completed detoxification before admission. If you are in need of detoxification, we may be able to provide referral sources.
Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is also known as Intensive Outpatient Treatment. This program is a primary treatment program recommended for those who need a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life. It is designed for people who are struggling with addictions, substance use and abuse problems.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP for "Intensive Outpatient Program") is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP may be recommended for those who do not need medically-supervised detox. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.
Start rebuilding your personal life and mending your important family ties right away, when you live at home and participate in intensive outpatient treatment. With the Intensive Outpatient Treatment program you are able to establish a foundation for long term recovery support in your local community right from the start of your treatment, instead of waiting until you return from living away in a rehab center.
Eligibility for the IOP is determined by a clinical/medical assessment, which is conducted by the admitting physician. The Intensive Outpatient Program is customized for each person, guided by the initial assessment and follow up.
To offer our clients the best care possible, our staff consists of general health and mental health professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our team gets to know each patient individually creating the opportunity for patients to practice new skills and promote confidence, independence and develop positive changes. Weekly treatment team meetings take place to review participants’ ongoing progress and treatment, as well as plan of care after discharge.
If you would like to consider Intensive Outpatient Treatment for yourself or someone you know, call us at (334) 287-2805 to schedule an appointment.
Tombigbee Outreach has a Licensed Professional Counselor on staff that provides individual and family counseling services to adolescents and adults. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, personal development and interpersonal issues such as relationships, communication and intimacy.
Individual Counseling appointments are made according to the therapist’s schedule.
Patients are referred to the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) from hospitals, by their physicians, psychiatrist, mental health providers, other healthcare providers, the patient’s family, friends, and employee assistance programs. Self-referrals are also accepted.
Patients must make an appointment for an initial assessment that is completed by the Registered Nurse. In this assessment, you will need to give information about your past psychiatric and medical history, current medications, living arrangements, and past/present legal charges.
While you are in the program, you will be provided breakfast and a hot lunch Monday-Friday. Transportation is provided to and from the program each day. You will be expected to pay for your own medications, both prescription and over the counter.
If you are participating in the PHP program, you will be expected to bring your medications to the meetings daily. You will be provided medication education and a review of your daily medication by the nurse.
The length of time spent in the program is determined by each patient’s individualized treatment plan. The meeting of goals and progression of wellness determines when a client is ready for transition to a lower level of care.
Housing is not provided by the Tombigbee Outreach Program; however there are relocation opportunities available in the community. You may also reside at home or commute for day services. For those who need relocation, housing options are available off site. If you are in need of housing, please contact the office for more information.
Cost of Treatment
Medicare and private insurance will cover the program costs of PHP. Co-pay amounts may be required based on insurance type. Medicaid is accepted on a scholarship basis.
Medicare and Private insurance accepted. Medicaid does not cover IOP.
Private insurance by policy type and self-payments accepted. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover individual counseling services.
Self-pay rates for each program can be discussed with our Program Director.
If you have any other questions that have not been answered in the above sections, please contact us for more information.
Tombigbee Outreach Services
Partial hospitalization Program (9a-3p M-F)
Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (3 days a week)
Individual Counseling (by appointment)
- John Dorsey, M.D.
- A. DeMel Coleman, M.D.
- John B Jeans III, M.D.
- Linde McAdams, CRNP