Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

Our non-acute adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed for students in grades 6 through 12 whose needs cannot be met in a traditional classroom setting or by a lower level of care such as outpatient counseling or family-based services. This weekday program offers a blend of therapeutic and educational services provided in a group setting and includes a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment. Our team includes certified regular and special education teachers, licensed therapists, board-certified psychiatrists, and mental health professionals. 

Services are designed to promote:

  • Improvement of overall mental wellness 
  • Greater self-confidence 
  • Increased self-esteem 
  • Healthier relationships 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Problem-solving and coping skills 
  • Stabilization of significant mental health symptoms and behaviors 
  • Educational skills needed to return to home school district 
  • Successful return to a lower level of care 

Dr. Brett A. Gilliland

Director of Act
89/Student Services and Principal for the Partial Hospitalization Program


Megan Morrison, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director for the Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program
Huntingdon Area Middle School
2500 Cassady Avenue
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Fax: 814-260-4279


The faculty and staff of the TIU11 Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program will provide a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging education program for each of its students. Education will be virtually based and personalized to meet the learning needs of all. Pre and post testing will be conducted to gather data to make informed decisions about the best practices for each student. Academic advisors will facilitate and support students daily in the classrooms. Working as a team, it is our goal to see our students make successful transitions back into their home school classrooms with ease and academic confidence.

Services & Supports​​

School Districts Served:

  • Huntingdon Area School District
  • Juniata Valley School District
  • Mount Union Area School District
  • Southern Huntingdon School District
  • Mifflin County School District
  • Juniata County School District

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Referrals are accepted from: 

  • Mental Health Professionals 
  • Hospitals 
  • School Districts 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Mental Health Case Managers 
  • Managed Care Organizations 

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is designed for students in grades 6 through 12 with a psychiatric diagnosis that puts them at risk for inpatient hospitalization or residential treatment. 

Common diagnoses may include: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety (social, OCD) 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 

The length of treatment depends on each students’ needs and progress. Each student’s progress is reviewed every 20 treatment days. As soon as a student meets their treatment goals, they are transitioned into a less restrictive level of care. 

If you have questions about our services, or, if you would like to schedule a time to discuss how we can help with your needs, please fill out this form.

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