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Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF)

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) will provide active treatment to children and youth under age 21 with complex mental health conditions. This is an inpatient level of care provided in a residential facility rather than a hospital. PRTFs deliver services under the direction of a physician, seven days per week, to residents and their families, which may include individual, family and group therapy. A resident’s plan of care may also include arranged services or specialty therapies, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech therapy.

Comprehensive discharge planning is essential for individuals to successfully transition to home, school and community as soon as possible. Discharge planning begins at the time of admission and requires coordination with the individuals, their families and community-based service providers. 

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) (Provider Manual)
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility: An overview (PDF)
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility: Accessing a new level of care (PDF)

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