Children’s Behavioral Health & Residential Treatment

Applying for Children’s Residential Care Facility Services

OCFS contracts with KEPRO to manage Children’s Residential Care Facility Services (CRCF). Children’s Residential Care Facility Services for children follows the MaineCare Section 97 eligibility criteria. KEPRO processes all applications and completes Prior Authorizations for Children’s Residential Care Facility Services, and they are your contact related to approval for admissions to Children’s Residential Care Facility.

The Referral Source will complete CRCF applications and upload referral documentation into KEPRO’s data base. Applications and supporting documents can also be faxed to KEPRO at (866)325-4752. KEPRO will determine level of care for Children’s Residential Care Facility Services and will provide the Referral Source and/or the Guardians with information regarding prospective Children’s Residential Care Facility programs in their area.

Residential and Community Based Service Providers will work directly with KEPRO throughout the CRCF Process. Please contact KEPRO with questions at 1-866-521-0027, Option 1. KEPRO office hours are M-F 8 am – 6 pm. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have a TTY machine, call 1-855-810-9728.

KEPRO CRCF forms and instructions can be found on the KEPRO website.
KEPRO Provider Relations can answer questions at 1-866-521-0027 Option 1.

Children’s Residential Standards

Attached are the quality standards of care for all children’s residential treatment services in Maine. They were developed by a multi-disciplinary team of OCFS staff, providers, and stakeholder groups and included parent and youth feedback.

Children's Residential Standards (Word)

Children's Residential Care Facility Services Provider Forms

Children’s Residential Care Facility Services (CRCF) Decision Letter (Word) Documents acceptance or denial of a youth into a Children’s Residential Care Facility after KEPROs approval of level of care and the agency interview process.

Aftercare Summary Report

CRCF Aftercare Services FAQ (PDF)

CRCF Aftercare Services Billing FAQ (PDF)