PHP for Health Professionals

doctor consulting with woman for PHP for Health ProfessionalsHealth Professionals are not immune to substance use disorders or mental health challenges. In fact, many consider health professionals to be at greater risk. Furthermore, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders in healthcare providers present specific challenges. 

Experience matters when it comes to understanding and providing proper treatment to licensed health professionals. The clinicians of BoardPrep Recovery Center have assessed and treated over 2,000 licensed health professionals from Florida and across the nation in the past 20 years. Furthermore, BoardPrep is an approved healthcare-specific provider by the Florida Department of Health. BoardPrep is also approved by many other States for the treatment of healthcare professionals.

Partial Hospitalization (also called Day/Night Treatment) offers a similar number of weekly therapy hours as traditional inpatient rehab. PHP patients typically engage in treatment from their own supportive home environment. BoardPrep PHP is structured with best-practice elements such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, twelve-step facilitation and a trauma-informed approach. EMDR and TMS therapy are also available during PHP, as needed.

Personalized Care

Recovery from a substance use or another mental health disorder is personal. BoardPrep methodically develops individualized treatment recommendations for each person, based on the findings of the clinical assessment.

Experts prescribe LEVEL OF CARE (intensity) and predict the anticipated duration (estimated time before transition to lower level) that will create the best outcomes.

The assessment also helps predict an optimal estimated length of stay. Although length of stay is always individualized to each person, an estimated length of stay is needed for planning purposes for the individual, the family, employer and provider.

The Collaborative Treatment Process

The first phases of BoardPrep’s system form the foundation for continued recovery in a less structured setting. Based on ongoing ASAM dimensional assessment, many clients are recommended to continue their recovery in an outpatient or intensive outpatient setting after completion of PHP.

A comprehensive clinical review is undertaken by the interdisciplinary treatment team around 4-6 weeks into PHP. Clients are often then endorsed for transition to outpatient or intensive outpatient based on the following criteria:

  • Behavioral stability and compliance with treatment plan
  • Medication compliance, including Vivitrol when recommended
  • Positive response to treatment
  • Completion of individualized assignment packet
  • Endorsement of professional monitoring program (med pros)
  • “Pre-admission” to OP or IOP completed prior to transition

Intensive Outpatient

IOP commonly stands for “intensive outpatient program.” At BoardPrep Recovery, IOP also stands for Individualized Outpatient Program due to the tailored approach. Participants in BoardPrep IOP express their gratitude for the accessibility of the program and the professionalism of the staff.

BoardPrep IOP usually consists of 3 to 4 hours of treatment services per day. IOP sessions usually occur 3 to 4 days a week for a duration of about 12 weeks. BoardPrep Recovery Center is a State licensed and Nationally accredited IOP provider.

We offer IOP tailor-made to each client. You or your loved one receives the specific services necessary to overcome obstacles to a successful recovery. You won’t find a “one-size-fits-all” approach at BoardPrep. Furthermore, we honor the individual, and develop a plan that will help each client begin a new, addiction-free life. Therefore, recovery begins with a thorough clinical evaluation. It may also include optional psychological and neuro-cognitive testing.

IOP treatment includes

  • 3-4 partial days of treatment each week with licensed addiction specialists in whatever setting is appropriate for you or your loved one – individualized groups or one-on-one.
  • Monitoring and recovery support with the assistance of mobile breathalyzer devices, biomarker sampling, and other tools to promote accountability.
  • A family approach to treatment, when applicable, with personalized in-home family therapy sessions conducted by licensed experts.

Making the right choice

Studies show that identifying with or relating to others in treatment is one key to early recovery. When a person goes to a rehab in a place where they feel they do not belong, because they cannot relate to others in the group, it can actually do more harm than good.

BoardPrep Recovery Center, in beautiful Tampa, Florida is a private, exclusive and affordable rehab that pays attention to the unique needs of professionals when they are in need of treatment services. You will not find a better approach at any other day-night or outpatient rehab, whether you are looking in Tampa or nationally.

We are an accredited and licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center offering highly effective and affordable addiction treatment to clients currently living anywhere in the country. Unlike some large inpatient rehab centers that are based on volume, our recovery residences are in the real world in dedicated, private, exclusive, gender-specific homes, offering a warm and engaging environment that leads to meaningful change.

Our personalized recovery program offers a multidimensional approach to substance abuse and addiction. Our interdisciplinary team of licensed, certified, and highly experienced abuse and addiction specialists evaluates each client and designs a customized, comprehensive plan for treatment and recovery. We also specialize in tailoring treatment with best-practice elements that result in professional documentation that allows health care professionals or others who work in positions of trust to safely return to work.

About Us

BoardPrep Recovery offers drug addiction help through it’s leading-edge treatment center in beautiful South Tampa, Florida. BoardPrep experts specialize in detox and the treatment of serious addiction and complex dual disorders. Based on the successful physician health recovery model, BoardPrep improves long-term results through enhanced structure, coaching and ongoing recovery monitoring.

Through their 30+ years of clinical experience, the clinician founders developed the very successful BoardPrep treatment method. BoardPrep’s evidence-based approach improves patient follow-through. Furthermore, BoardPrep customizes treatment plans to better address the complex personal and social challenges people face that often lead to relapse.

National Best Practice Provider in Tampa, Florida

Treatment at BoardPrep Recovery in Tampa, Florida meets the highest standards in the field for drug addiction help. Our treatment program aligns with national best-practice guidelines, prescribed by leading researchers. At BoardPrep, a multi-disciplinary team of experts performs each assessment. BoardPrep offers all available levels of care, thus tailoring the treatment to the individual need.

BoardPrep’s drug addiction help includes treatment for other mental health problems.  For instance, depression, anxiety and trauma often play a big role in substance use disorders. Therefore, BoardPrep’s addiction psychiatrists continue to see patients at least weekly for the first month of day-night treatment. Also, treatment addresses family and environmental risk issues. A licensed and experienced therapist performs weekly webinars with the families and schedules family sessions as needed.

Why Physicians Refer to BoardPrep

BoardPrep’s drug addiction help programs, based on recent advances in brain-science, offer same-day and next-day admissions, as well as private rooms. Additionally, when a patient is referred by their doctor, BoardPrep provides doctor to doctor communication, case management expertise and clinician to clinician handoff. As a Provider of state of the art medications that block craving and prevent overdose, BoardPrep distinguishes itself as a state-of-the-art drug rehab.

How to Refer

To refer a family member, colleague, employee, client or patient to BoardPrep, just call 813-600-7929. Most of our clients come to treatment through referral from a doctor, therapist, professional, family and alumni. If you are exploring treatment options for someone you care about, we will provide the support you need to get them into treatment. Please call us at 813-600-7929 to discuss any unique circumstances. BoardPrep offers same-day direct admissions, transfers from hospital or other detox programs, phone consultations, assessments by appointment, interventions and court services.

Professional referral sources

If you are a doctor, psychologist, therapist, attorney or pastor and wish to have ongoing communication with BoardPrep after admission, please advise us during the initial call. Also, if a letter or other documentation is needed, we are happy to accommodate.

How you can help

Most people in need of drug addiction help or who are suffering from dual-disorders are not going to call on their own. They often need support and guidance during this difficult time. BoardPrep’s clinical experts partner with family and friends to provide the help they need. To get started, whether for a phone consultation or an immediate admission to treatment, call 866.796.4720 or contact us online.


These research links show the elements that improve outcomes in alcohol rehab and drug rehab, as well as the overall efficacy of addiction treatment: