Residential adult mental health programs
Residential adult mental health programs provide mental health treatment and services to adults while they live at the program. There are three types of residential mental health programs that provide different levels of services under different sets of requirements. The sections below describe each program type, the level of service, and the specific requirements.
Intensive Residential Treatment Services/Residential Crisis Stabilization(IRTS/RCS) programs
Intensive residential treatment services (IRTS) programs provide rehabilitative and other mental health services to adults in a community-based setting. These services assist in a person’s recovery and help them achieve psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and other skills to transition to a more independent setting.
Residential crisis stabilization (RCS) programs provide structure and support to adults in a community-based setting. These services are for people after they experience a mental health crisis and who need short-term services to ensure they can safely return home, or to another living environment, with additional services and supports according to a crisis assessment.
Programs with this type of license typically provide both IRTS and RCS services but programs may choose to only provide one of these services.