Newport Hospital Adult Partial Hospital Program

Contact The Partial Hospitalization Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program is located in the Borden-Carey Building, Suite 340, 19 Friendship Street, Newport. Free parking is available in the lot outside the Borden-Carey Building, between Friendship Street and Powel Avenue. Patients may use the Newport Hospital cafeteria for meals and snacks during the day.

For more information, or to refer a patient, please call 401-845-1910; or download the referral form below, complete, and fax to 401-848-6080.

Program staff take care of all paperwork for referrals, including preauthorization with the patient's health insurance provider.

Download the referral form

The Partial Hospitalization Program at Newport Hospital is designed to help adults of all ages who are struggling with mental and behavioral health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders. The program offers patients a structured treatment environment during the day, while enabling them to return home at night and on weekends. Patients can maintain relationships and enjoy the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own homes, while also benefiting from intensive therapy.

Partial hospitalization can be an effective alternative to inpatient treatment, for those patients who do not require that level of care, or can help patients transition to home after an inpatient stay.

The partial hospitalization program offers two distinct tracks: one for patients addressing mental health issues, and a new track for patients dealing with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues.

Both tracks are designed to stabilize patients and improve their functioning.

About the Program

Newport Hospital’s partial hospitalization program is a short-term, group-based, comprehensive outpatient treatment program. Groups vary, and activities are built around individual treatment plans.  For example, some patients might require social and life-skill groups; some may need to focus on coping with addiction; and others might benefit from expressive arts. Some patients require more individual therapy than others, and that is determined by both the initial assessment and the ongoing evaluation of each patient.

The average program duration is from one to two weeks, depending on individual patient needs, and runs six hours a day, five days a week. Intake includes medical and psychiatric evaluation, including psychotropic medication assessment, and individual sessions with the psychologist, social worker or mental health counselor to manage therapeutic issues. Patients are expected to participate fully in their treatment.

How to Refer a Patient to the Partial Hospital Program

To refer a patient or to obtain additional information about the Partial Hospital Program at Newport Hospital, please call 401-845-1910, or download the referral form at right, complete and fax to 401-848-6080.

The Partial Hospital Program Team

The partial hospitalization program brings together a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and recreational therapists. Team members offer expertise in both mental health and substance use disorders, and the emphasis is on restoring a patient's health and emotional stability and preventing setbacks. Each patient is considered an important part of his or her team.

Program Director, Partial Hospitalization Program at Newport Hospital

Jon Brett, PhD, is the program director of the Partial Hospitalization Program at Newport Hospital. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut Medical Center-John Dempsey Hospital. He has decades of experience in adult behavioral health, providing individual and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Among other positions, he previously served as director of SSTAR of Rhode Island, Inc., an inpatient substance abuse detoxification and co-occurring treatment facility.  He is a member of the Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council, and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Aquidneck Rally for Recovery Committee (part of a national initiative to promote addiction treatment and recovery efforts) for his work in the field of substance abuse treatment.                                                  

Philip Schmitt, MD, is a multiple board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed his post-doctoral training at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington, D.C., and at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as chief resident. He brings decades of experience in behavioral health, seeing both child and adult patients. Before joining Newport Psychiatry and the Lifespan Physician Group, Dr. Schmitt practiced most recently at the Carolinas Health Care System Blue Ridge, in Morganton, North Carolina. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.