Ponessa Behavioral Health Lancaster
School Based Outpatient Mental Health Services and IBHS
- School Based Outpatient Services provide mental health services and counseling to children and adolescents within their home school.


- Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) are medically prescribed, in-home, intensive, and individualized mental health services. IBH Services are time-limited, goal directed interventions focused on children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance and are best served with IBHS treatment teams working both one-on-one with the child as well as with their families, to assist them in developing the skills to manage problematic behaviors.
410 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Eligibility: Students attending a school that T.W. Ponessa & Associates is licensed to provide this service in.

IBHS is designed for children and adolescents, ages 2 to 21, who are experiencing severe symptoms or distress, or are readjusting to home, school or community following a hospitalization, are at risk for out-of-home placement and who generally require more support than traditional outpatient therapy can provide.

The medical need for this level of care is determined through an independent evaluation and an Interagency Service Plan Team Meeting (ISPT) with MH/MR, the county's respective managed care organization (MCO), other involved county agencies, and most importantly the family.
Hours: Follows School Day Schedule. Office Hours for Intake: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 8:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 560-7917 Main
  • (877) 228-9177 Intake
  • (717) 560-7917 School Based MH Outpatient Services
  • (877) 228-9177 Intake
  • (717) 560-6452 Fax
Intake Procedure: Contact child's school counselor to see if T.W. Ponessa is licensed to provide this service within their child's home school
Intake Requirements: Insurance card (if applicable)
Fee Amounts: Fees varies with services, flexible payment plans when needed, accepts most private insurance, accepts medical assistance, accepts medicaid
Facility/ADA access: Will be depend on home school and/or home environment.
Geographical Area: Conestoga Valley School District, Donegal School District, Ephrata Area School District, La Academia Charter School, Lancaster Catholic, Lancaster Pediatrics Health Campus, Manheim Township School District, School District of Lancaster, Solanco School District
Services:
  • School Based Integrated Services
  • Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support
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Ponessa Behavioral Health Lancaster
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