Residential Treatment Facilities

Residential Treatment Facilities provide room and board to persons with mental illness. They all require a referral from a hospital, mental health agency or practitioner. Length of stay tends to be shorter-term (90 days or less), but may be longer (1-2 years) in Type 3 facilities. Residential Treatment Facilities are classified in one of three ways:

  • Type 1 facilities provide room, board, personal care services, and mental health services to one or more adults with mental illness or severe mental disabilities or children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance or in need of mental health services who have been referred by or are receiving mental health services from a hospital, mental health agency, or practitioner;
  • Type 2 facilities provide room, board, and personal care services to one or two adults with mental illness or severe mental disabilities or children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance, who have been referred by or are receiving mental health services from a hospital, mental health agency, or practitioner; and
  • Type 3 facilities provide room and board to five or more adults with mental illness or severe mental disabilities who have been referred by or are receiving mental health services from a hospital, mental health agency, or practitioner.

This group is made up of approximately 150 residential facilities; some of which are crisis stabilization units for persons needing an intermediate level of care. The standard services of counseling and psychotherapy, diagnostic assessment, medication/somatic, and crisis intervention are offered. Treatment interventions are focused on stabilizing the current crisis and mobilizing support and resources so that the person can be treated in a less restrictive setting. The unit provides continuous twenty-four hour observation, supervision and voluntary treatment services for individuals who do not require the intensive medical treatment of inpatient care. Length of stay in a crisis stabilization unit is less than fourteen days.

 

How to Select a Residential Treatment Facility

Residential Facilities are licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. All Residential Facilities require a referral from a hospital, mental health agency or practitioner.

Information Resources

 

Reviewing for quality

Residential Facilities receive a two year operating license from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Operators must undergo a comprehensive onsite inspection of the home in which inspectors verify the safe and sanitary condition of the facility, the capability of the operator and staff to meet their responsibilities in providing supervision and personal care services and the appropriateness of the placement of each resident in the adult care setting.

 

Help in selecting

Speak with your mental health provider or local Mental Health Board to see if you or a loved-one qualify and could benefit from the services of a Residential Treatment Facility.

 

How to Pay

Contact the following to learn more about available housing subsidies for individuals with mental illness:

  • Your community Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board. If you or the person for whom you are conducting a housing search need financial assistance, your local Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board may be able to help guide you.
  • Private Pay. Costs for care vary according to the location and type of facility and services offered. Please contact the housing provider for details about payment options and admission requirements.
  • Residential State Supplement. This program provides money to adults with low incomes who are over age 60 or have a disability, but who do not require nursing-home care. Participants use the supplement, along with their income, to pay for approved living arrangements.

 

If you have a problem or concern about a supportive living facility

If you have a problem or a concern with an Residential Treatment Facility licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, please complete and submit this form: Complaint Form DMH-LIC-0982 (PDF).