Residential Treatment Facility

The Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is a community-based residential program licensed by the Health Systems Division (HSD) of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). This medically-focused RTF provides 24-hour supervision and support to 16 individuals experiencing mental illness and medical conditions. Nursing care is available and provider staff are present at all times to assist residents. Staff from Yamhill County HHS are on-site to provide behavioral health services and supports 10 hours each day, seven days a week. The program is considered transitional in focus with the goal of supporting individuals in moving to more independent settings as they are ready.

Behavioral Health Services provided to residents at the Residential Treatment Facility generally include:

  • 24-hour mental health crisis coverage
  • Assessment, service planning, individual therapy, consultation, and transition planning for service conclusion
  • Daily group skills training activities focusing on socialization, symptom management, recreation and structuring of leisure time, physical health and fitness, and spiritual expression
  • Development of individualized behavioral support plans
  • Individual case management and skills training including assistance with money management, establishing positive community contacts, nutritional education, and community safety awareness
  • Medication management by a licensed medical practitioner
  • Ongoing training for provider staff to help ensure continued quality services
  • Participation in and facilitation of weekly treatment team meetings
  • Psycho-educational groups

These services are in addition to the medical and personal care services provided by facility staff.

The following criteria have traditionally been considered to determine eligibility for the Residential Treatment Facility:

  • The individual must be over 18 years of age.
  • Must have a primary diagnosis or clearly documented support for diagnostic impression of Schizophrenia, Major Affective Disorder, Paranoid Disorder, or other mental disorder, that manifests persistent psychotic symptoms other than those caused solely by substance abuse.
  • Because this is a medical-focused RTF, most residents also have medical conditions and personal care needs that require monitoring and/or routine medical intervention.
  • Priority individuals are those currently in a State Hospital bed or on the State Hospital transfer list and who have a history of repeated failures in community residential settings or rehabilitation programs with multiple psychiatric hospitalizations or frequent need for crisis intervention.
  • Community individuals in need of these services may be considered by referral to the local Exceptional Needs Care Coordinator (ENCC).
  • Individuals need to demonstrate evidence of participation in treatment while in the hospital and a willingness to participate in services and support in a licensed community program.

If you have questions about eligibility or would like to make a referral, please contact the Program Coordinator 503-474-4162 for information.