Short-term Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (pRTF)

Short-term Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (pRTF)

Short-term Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (pRTF)
The short-term psychiatric residential treatment facility (pRTF) offers children and adolescents a transition to family living with community-based services.

The pRTF is a 10-bed unit at Millcreek Community Hospital for children ages 7-17. With a 1:4 staff to youth ratio and 24/7 supervision, the pRTF program provides a supportive environment that promotes success through the delivery of therapeutic intervention in the least restrictive environment while supporting patients in close proximity to their family, school, and community.

OUR TREATMENT APPROACH

  • Highly structured, consistent schedule to create sustainable positive patient outcomes
  • Trauma informed care model
  • Multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Collaboration with community-based services

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

Each day follows an individualized schedule including:

  • Daily Routine
    • meals | hygiene
  • Positive Behavior Reinforcement
    • restructuring | redirection | coaching | reflection | use of rewards/consequences
  • Therapeutic and Educational Groups
    • coping skills | problem solving | whole body wellness | interpersonal interactions | mindfulness
  • Treatment Planning
    • motivational interviewing | value identification | goal setting | family engagement

For Providers

To refer a patient, please send completed pRTF Referral Form and a copy of current psychiatric evaluation recommending PRTF by email to lecomprtf@mch1.org or by fax to (814) 868-7793. If you have any questions please call, (814) 868-8286.

Printable Information & Forms:

pRTF Information Sheet
pRTF Referral Form


For general inquiries related to behavioral health assessments or available services, please contact the LECOM Behavioral Health Clinical Liaison at (814) 881-5393. Calls will be answered and returned during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, excluding major holidays.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a behavioral health emergency, please visit the Millcreek Community Hospital Emergency Department for an evaluation. Those in Erie County, PA may call Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014. For individuals outside of Erie County, PA, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or visit your nearest emergency department.

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