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Intensive Residential Treatment Services

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 

What services are available?
IRTS Covered Services 

Who is eligible for this service?
MCHP Eligible Recipients

Become a provider – Applications/Certifications/Licensure 

How to Become an IRTS/CSS Provider (PDF) 

Current providers 

DHS Licensing Information Lookup – choose “Residential Facilities for Adults with Mental Illness” to see IRTS

MHCP Codes & Rates 

Reporting requirements
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. 

More information 

IRTS Policy Lead, 651-431-2225 

Additional resources

Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) - Understanding the treatment experience from the client perspective DHS-7276 (PDF)

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