Children's Behavioral Health

Intensive Temporary Residential Treatment

Effective 12/1/13 OCFS will be contracting with APS Healthcare to manage Intensive Temporary Residential Treatment (ITRT). On November 25, 2013 APS Healthcare will begin to process all applications and complete Prior Authorizations for residential treatment. APS Healthcare will replace the current DHHS-OCFS Section 97 process for Intensive Temporary Residential Treatment (ITRT). Beginning on 11/25/2013, APS Healthcare will be your contact related to residential treatment.

The Section 97 ITRT eligibility requirements will not change. The Referral Source will Fax application materials to APS Healthcare at 1 (866)325-4752 beginning on November 25, 2013.  APS Healthcare will determine Level of care for Residential Treatment and will provide the Referral Source and/or the Guardians with information regarding prospective residential treatment programs in their area. 

Residential and Community Based Service Providers will work directly with APS Healthcare throughout the ITRT Process. Please contact APS Healthcare Provider Relations with questions at 1-866-521-0027, Option 1, or via email at

APS Healthcare forms and instructions can be found at

APS Healthcare Provider Relations can answer questions at 1-866-521-0027 Option 1 or via email at

Thank you for your past professional collaboration with OCFS for children requiring ITRT. We at OCFS have appreciated the opportunity to work directly with your agency and staff.  We trust that your organization will continue to maintain a collaborative and productive relationship with APS Healthcare.