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Children’s Community Based Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) Program Overview

IBHS serves children with a mental health diagnosis who need additional support and skill building to be successful in the home, school and community settings.

WellSpan Philhaven's Children's Community Based Behavioral Health Services, or IBHS (Intensive Behavioral Health Services), provides treatment for children and adolescents in home, school and community settings to help improve daily functions. Successful treatment may prevent the need for treatment in a more restrictive or intensive behavioral health setting.

IBHS services are available to children and adolescents, from birth to 21 years of age, who are diagnosed with a childhood mental health disorder.

Three categories of IBHS services:

  1. Individual Mobile Therapy Services: Mobile therapy for one child.
  2. Group Services: Most often provided to multiple children at a specific location.
  3. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA): A specific behavioral approach to services most often provided in a home setting.

WellSpan Philhaven providers partner with the child’s or adolescent’s family/guardians, school staff and other providers to set goals and provide individualized treatment. Services aim to increase the skill base of these individuals and groups to better help support the child or adolescent with serious emotional and behavioral issues.

IBHS services are delivered in both individual and group settings and may include Mobile Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, as determined by individual needs. These comprehensive services are currently offered in Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

Testing and assessment will help create an appropriate treatment plan, in collaboration with the family, child and team. The plan will be monitored and updated during treatment.

Best Practice Evaluation (BPE)/Written Order

At the start of services, and every 12 months, a licensed clinician or psychologist will meet face-to-face to interview the child or adolescent and caregivers to discuss strengths, needs and current service options. This meeting could include additional screening tools to help support the testing and assessment process.

The evaluation results in a behavioral health diagnosis, as well as recommendations for a behavioral health service within the least restrictive and intrusive means possible. Recommendations are made in collaboration with the family, with a focus on maintaining and improving mental and behavioral health, well-being, functioning and safety within the home, school and community.

IBHS Programs


  • Make a referral or begin the admissions process for IBHS by calling: 888-324-0064.

Intake Form


*Group Services are also offered at Lebanon School District locations.