Partial Hospitalization Program

Center for Change offers Partial Hospitalization treatment (PHP) at our Orem, UT, Salt Lake City, UT and Boise, ID locations and focuses on actively treating eating disorders, preventing relapse, improving body image, setting goals, facing fears and accomplishing specific social, vocational and educational tasks. The program is designed for individuals ages 15 and up who require a need for support and supervision during meals and individual treatment for underlying issues that cause the eating disorder.

PHP clients may need to restore weight and they require the need for structure, support and supervision around meals to disrupt eating disorder patterns and behaviors. These clients also receive the help needed to manage the underlying issues that caused the hospitalization for eating disorders. Many Day Program clients find this level of care helpful because they receive the support that they need during the day but have the freedom at night and during the weekends to try recovery at home, within the boundaries of their support system. This time away from the program structure allows the client to practice the skills and dietary challenges learned in the program.

Who Is a Candidate:

  • Adolescents and adults ages 15 and up
  • Primary Diagnosis: anorexia, bulimia, OSFED or binge eating disorder
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to manage exercise appropriately
  • Medically stable
  • Can manage depressive and anxious symptoms without crisis intervention

An assessment is required to determine appropriateness for this level of care.


  • Offered up to seven days per week at the Orem location
  • Offered up to five days per week at the Salt Lake (Cottonwood Heights) location

Treatment Team:

  • Licensed master’s-level or PhD-level clinicians
  • Registered dietitians
  • Psychiatrist
  • Medical providers
  • Nurses
  • Experiential therapists (recreation therapy, music therapy, yoga and RIMBA)
  • Care technicians

Individual Treatment:

  • Licensed clinician (two 60-minute sessions per week)
  • Registered dietitian (one 30-minute session per week)
  • Medical rounding (once per week)
  • Psychiatrist rounding (once per week)
  • Registered nurse contact (once per week)
  • Grocery outing and challenge eating out experience (rotating once per week)

Group Therapy:

  • Weights and vitals
  • Debriefing and goal setting
  • Yoga
  • Music therapy
  • Recreation experiential therapy
  • Recreation therapy off-campus activities
  • Group movement therapy (yoga, RIMBA)
  • Expressive art
  • Skills group (DBT/CBT)
  • Balance and awareness group
  • Open process group
  • Ceremonial group
  • Evening goals
  • Body image group
  • Self-esteem group
  • Community meeting
  • Life skills group
  • Spirituality/12-Step group
  • Relapse prevention group (families invited)
  • Recovery mindset


  • Two meals per day
  • One snack per day

Admission Process:

The admission process begins with a call to the admission team at 888-224-8250. A clinical assessment, as well as an insurance and financial review, will ensure that patients are admitted as clinically and medically appropriate and as insurance benefits and financial resources will allow.