Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) are time-limited mental health services provided in a residential setting. Recipients of IRTS are in need of more restrictive settings (versus community settings) and at risk of significant functional deterioration if they do not receive these services. IRTS are designed to develop and enhance: psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and skills to live in a more independent setting
Reporting through the Mental Health Information System (MHIS) is required of all Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS), providers. The MHIS reporting instructions and materials are located on the Adult Mental Health Technical Assistance page. The web-based Mental Health Information System (MHIS) started July 1, 2012 and replaced the POSR system.