Admissions & Payment

Who is appropriate for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility? (PRTF)

  • Children with an Axis I disorder
  • Children with multiple acute hospitalizations
  • Children with chronic mental health/behavior issues
  • Children who have experienced significant trauma

Who is eligible for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility? (PRTF)

  • Children ages 6–21, who are under the legal guardian of a parent or state worker
  • Children who have been screened in and found to meet criteria by the local mental health center
  • Children who can perform basic daily living skills with minimum to moderate assistance

For further information regarding these eligibility requirements contact the PRTF Intake Department at 913-324-3658.

How to refer to KidsTLC’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

For Parents: To refer a youth to KidsTLC’s PRTF Program contact the PRTF Intake Department:

Lauren Hentchel at 913-324-3658 or via email at lhentchel@kidstlc.org

OR

Melody Powell at 913-324-3639 or via email at mpowell@kidstlc.org

Click here to download our PRTF Basic Referral Form

For Providers: To refer a youth to KidsTLC’s PRTF Program providers may contact the Intake Department or they may submit either by fax or by email a completed PRTF Screen by the local mental health center or the KidsTLC PRTF Referral Form (see attached). The referral form must be completed in its entirety.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting a referral form is not considered an acceptance of placement. Official acceptance of a youth will be provided by Intake staff once the child’s information has been reviewed and approved by members of the treatment team.

How to Pay for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF)

There are two ways in which one can pay for treatment at KidsTLC’s PRTF program. The first and most common way is through Kansas Medicaid. Youth who have participated in the screening process at the local mental health center and found to meet criteria for PRTF, automatically become eligible to apply for a form of Kansas Medicaid that will cover the cost of treatment.

The second way to pay for treatment is through private pay. Please contact members of the Intake Team to discuss the private pay option in more detail.

Unfortunately, at this time KidsTLC’s PRTF program is not affiliated with any commercial insurance companies; therefore, KidsTLC’s PRTF program will always be considered out-of-network. Please contact members of the Intake Team to discuss coverage, benefits and eligibility in further detail.