Parents' Guide To Behavioral Health Services


Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) are typically but not always Medicaid-funded services. They are based on medical  necessity and provided by trained and licensed professional staff for children under age 21 with a serious emotional or behavioral disorder. The services are designed to reduce or replace problem behavior with positive, socially appropriate behavior. IBHS services are family and child- centered, and they can take place in a variety of settings, not just in one place. Services are guided by the Treatment Plan developed by the Master level clinician, client and the family. Progress is monitored with data collection, updated regularly and reevaluated as necessary. Also, IBHS services are individualized to meet each client's needs. The staff wil work with the families to develop a schedule so that they may come work with the client and the family at a convenient time each week.


In NW Pennsylvania, all IBHS agencies are governed by the same regulatory guidelines; however, there are some very important differences in our treatment model that we feel makes North Star stand apart from the rest. Some of those differences can be found within the pages of our website. If your child is receiving services from an agency and you are dissatisfied with the services being delivered you have the legal right to transfer services to another agency of your choosing. The process to transfer services for your child is as simple as contacting our office. We will take care of the rest.

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