Crisis Residential Treatment Programs

Crisis Residential Treatment Programs (CRTPs) are designed to serve individuals who are experiencing acute psychiatric crisis and whose adaptive functioning is moderately impaired. CRTPs provide short-term, intensive and supportive services in a home-like environment through an active social rehabilitation program that is certified by the California Department of Health Care Services and licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and are designed to improve the lives and adaptive functioning of those they serve. Individuals admitted to a CRTP can expect to receive an array of services, including but not limited to the following:

  • Self-help skills and peer support
  • Individual and group interventions
  • Social skills and community reintegration services
  • Medication support
  • Co-occurring disorder services
  • Pre-vocational/educational support
  • Discharge planning


CRTPs may only contain a maximum of 16 beds per facility and are intended to serve individuals whose primary healthcare coverage is Medi-Cal; however, individuals that are uninsured may also qualify . Access to CRTP beds is centralized through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Countywide Resource Management unit and individuals can be referred from a variety of treatment settings, including but not limited to:

  • County hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services and community hospital emergency rooms;
  • Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers (UCCs)/Crisis Stabilization Units;
  • Acute psychiatric inpatient settings; and
  • Intensive outpatient programs


For additional information, please see the following documents or contact the Countywide Resource Management Front Desk at 213-738-4775