Intensive Behavioral Health Services occur frequently and are often combined with social services to address social determinants of health (ie: access to safe housing, food, and health care). They usually include 24-hour on-call crisis response. The primary focus of these programs is to prevent children, teens, and older youth from being placed in a more restrictive level of care, or to transition them from these higher levels of care back into the community. These services are primarily funded by county behavioral health and social service departments. They may be also funded by the local Regional Center.
Intensive Behavioral Health Services include: