Day Treatment Program

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The William W. Jepson, M.D. Day Treatment Program at HCMC serves adults living with serious mental illness to optimize potential and build hope. Clients choose three groups per day to meet their needs, while continuing to work with their own outpatient psychiatrist.

The Day Treatment Program has three tracks to service a wide variety of clients: 1) Life Skills for clients who desire a more concrete, skill building program, 2) Interpersonal Skills for persons wanting more insight oriented programming and to look at life patterns, and 3) Dual diagnosis (MICD) for clients wanting continuing support for managing both psychiatric symptoms and sobriety. Clients participate in the program for an average of six months.


The Jepson Day Treatment Program collaborates with adults who have serious mental illness and strive to:

  • Provide a safe and accepting environment
  • Function as an interdisciplinary team of professionals
  • Utilize an interactive group approach to learn and practice new skills.

Treatment Team

Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Mental Health Associate, and Psychologist provide care to our clients, as well as coordinate care with other providers.

Program Structure

The Day Treatment Program provides group programming between 9:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Group sessions are 45 minutes in length, with 15-minute breaks between sessions.

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Group Therapy

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Life skills

Occupational Therapy

  • O.T. Clinic
  • Practical living skills
  • Work readiness

Mental illness, Chemical Dependency, Education, and Leisure groups

Leisure Education and Skills Groups

General health/information groups include:

  • Healthy Living
  • Men’s and Women’s Groups
  • Spirituality
  • Self-Esteem Groups
  • Parent’s Group
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Writing Group
  • Anger Management


Medical Specialty Center
914 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Blue Building, Level 4