The BHRS program is a voluntary mental health service for children and adolescents with a severe emotional and/or behavioral disorders or developmental disability. The services are provided in the child’s home, community settings or at school.
BHRS is initiated with a Best Practice Evaluation conducted by a Mental Health Professional and over seen by the Licensed Psychiatrist. The Best Practice Evaluation will identify treatment recommendations and goals. After the Best Practice Evaluation an Interagency Service Planning Team Meeting will be held to solidify treatment goals and service delivery.
The BHRS personnel cannot replace school personnel or assist with any academic related work. The BHRS staff cannot take the place of a parent or caregiver nor take a participant anywhere in the community without the parent or caregiver being present. The BHRS personnel cannot provide transportation to a participant or their family members.
To be eligible for BHRS a child or adolescent must be identified with a Behavioral Health diagnosis by a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist, thus making the services medically necessary. Following the initial evaluation an interdisciplinary team meeting will be held to coordinate service provision for the individual.
BHRS works in homes, schools, and in the community. All initial evaluations for BHRS are conducted in our N. Towanda office at 24727 Route 6 Towanda PA, 18848
CCBHO/Pennsylvania Medical Assistance/ Access Card are the only funding sources that will pay for BHRS.
If you are interested in an evaluation please call our office at 1-888-322-1682 and select option 3 for our intake department. Referrals are accepted from individuals, families, schools, community agencies, providers of children and adolescent services, community physicians and other sources.