Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is replacing BHRS formerly known as wraparound services. IBHS provides supports for children, youth or young adults under the age of 21 with mental, emotional or behavioral health needs. To qualify to receive IBHS the child, youth or young adults must have a behavioral health disorder diagnosis. Services can be provided in the home, school or other community setting. IBHS offers a wide array of services that meet the needs of these individuals in their homes, schools, and communities.

The types of services provided by IBHS:

  • Individual services – which provides services to one child.
  • Evidence-based treatment (EBT) – behavioral health therapies that use scientifically established methods. These can be delivered through individual services, ABA services, and group services.

Can my child continue to receive BHRS?

  • If your child has a current authorization for BHRS, your child may continue to receive services. BHRS can be provided until January 17, 2021.
  • Prior to your child’s authorization for BHRS expiring, someone will discuss with you transitioning the services your child receives to IBHS.
  • Your child is likely to transition from BHRS to IBHS sometime in 2020.

What are the steps for my child to receive IBHS?

  • Obtain a written order from an individual with a qualifying license.
  • An individual with a qualifying license can be: Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Family doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Licensed clinical social worker, Licensed professional counselor, Licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Give the written order to an IBHS provider to begin providing services to your child.
  • IBHS will then begin with the assessment of your child’s strengths and challenges, the strengths and needs of your family, existing and needed supports for your child and what you need to help your child.
  • The written order and assessment will be used to develop your child’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). Your child’s ITP includes the goals of your child’s services and the people who are responsible for helping to implement each ITP goal.

IBHS Acronym list:

Asst. BC-ABA – Assistant behavior consultation-applied behavior analysis

BA – Behavior analytic

BC – Behavior consultation

BC-ABA – Behavior consultation-applied behavior analysis

BHT – Behavioral health technician

BHT-ABA – Behavioral health technician-applied behavior analysis

MT – Mobile therapy


To make a referral, call our Outpatient & Intake Services office and ask for the Children’s Intake Coordinator.

Anyone can make a referral: school personnel, mental health professionals, family members, etc..


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