Intensive In Home


Intensive In-Home (IIH) service is a team approach designed to address the identified needs of children and adolescents, who due to serious and chronic symptoms of an emotional, behavioral, and/or substance use disorders, are unable to remain stable in the community without intensive interventions. This service may only be provided to individuals through age 20. This medically necessary service directly addresses the recipient’s mental health and/or substance-related diagnostic and clinical needs. The needs are evidenced by the presence of a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disturbance (as defined by DSM-IV-TR and its successors), with documentation of symptoms and effects reflected in the comprehensive clinical assessment and the Person Centered Plan. This team provides a variety of clinical rehabilitative interventions available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This is a time-limited, intensive child and family intervention based on the clinical needs of the youth The service is intended to:

  • reduce presenting psychiatric or substance abuse symptoms,
  • provide first responder intervention to diffuse current crisis,
  • ensure linkage to community services and resources, and
  • prevent out of home placement for the child.