Intensive Home Based Services

Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) are community based behavioral rehabilitative and support services for children and youth who meet specific criteria.  The services are intensive and strength-based, needs-driven intervention activities that support the engagement and participation of the child or youth and his/her significant others to help the child or youth develop skills and achieve the goals and objectives agreed upon.

Children and youth eligible for IHBS must have full scope MediCAL and meet medical necessity criteria for Specialty Mental Health Services.  Often these children or youth are being considered for wraparound services, therapeutic foster care, TBS, or other specialty behavioral health services. 

Referrals for IHBS services are received from Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Branch, Children and Family Services.  More information can be obtained by calling the County at 707-268-2800.