About Rush Day Hospital
The Rush Day Hospital program provides individualized treatment within a dynamic, intensive group process focused on assisting individuals to better manage the symptoms of their illnesses as well as other aspects of their lives. Through their work, patients achieve a better sense of competence and improve their ability to function in their life roles.
An individual can seek treatment through the Rush Day Hospital at any stage of psychiatric illness, as long as 24-hour a day supervision is not required. The programs provide individuals with the opportunity to participate in the intensity of setting most appropriate for their needs. Treatment may begin in a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and, as patients achieve higher levels of functioning but may still require intervention beyond individual therapy, they may choose alternate programming such as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or Group Therapy.
The team seeks to foster an inclusive climate where differences are accepted, understood and valued. The Rush Day Hospital treats people 18 years of age and older who are diagnosed with affective and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and other complex and treatment refractory conditions that interfere with relationships and daily functioning. Many of the individuals we treat are professionals or college or graduate students who have had an interruption in functioning in roles that often require high levels of responsibility and accountability.