Children’s mental health
Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS): community providers
Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is a rehabilitative mental health package covered by Minnesota Health Care Plans (MHCP). CTSS establishes policies and practices for certification and coverage of mental health services for children who require varying therapeutic and rehabilitative levels of intervention.
Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) service components may only be provided by an agency (county, tribe or provider) that has been certified using the provider certification process developed by DHS.
The spectrum of services available under CTSS allows providers to address the conditions of emotional disturbance that impair and interfere with children’s abilities to function. These rehabilitative services offer a broad range of medical and remedial services and skills to restore a child’s functional abilities as much as possible.
Providers must register for and attend a CTSS Applicant Provider Information Session before submitting a CTSS application.
Providers seeking initial certification for CTSS must use the following documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dwight Heil at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 431-4957.
Additional trainings relevant and important to providing mental health services to children and families can be found at Children’s Mental Health Training.
Providers seeking CTSS re-certification must use the following documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dwight Heil at email@example.com or (651) 431-4957
Notification of change
Providers are required to notify DHS of certain changes affecting their ability to meet CTSS standards
Providers must submit an addendum if they want to add practice sites or services, such as Mental Health Behavioral Aide (MHBA), day treatment, or therapeutic preschool, not included in their most recent CTSS application for certification