Select a language:

CYS Short-Term Residential

Services for the Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

Residential costs are paid through the foster care system, and the HCA contracts with the STRTP facilities to provide Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) to eligible youth and NMDs placed under the Assembly Bill 403 mandate. All referrals to the program are made by Child Welfare or Probation with approval from the Interagency Placement Committee (IPC), which includes staff from Child Welfare, Probation and the HCA. The HCA is currently in the process of contracting with up to eight facilities in which to provide services: 

•    Three providers are in varying stages of transitioning to Permanent STRTP Licensure
•    Three providers are provisionally licensed and in negotiations with the HCA to contract for SMHS
•    Two providers are waiting for Provisional STRTP Licensure, and the HCA anticipates entering into contract negotiations if they are approved