Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) provides active treatment to children and youth between the ages of 11-17 years with complex mental health conditions. This is an inpatient level of care provided in a residential facility rather than a hospital. A new level of care, PRTF's provide services to children and youth with complex mental health conditions and must have a clinical diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). PRTF's are more intensive than other services currently available in the state, such as residential treatment or day treatment, but less medically intensive than a psychiatric hospital or a psychiatric unit of a general hospital. Dr. Shane Wernsing, our current Psychiatrist, will provide the lead and direction for the PRTF program. All individuals will have a plan of care based on a diagnostic evaluation that includes evaluation on the medical, psychosocial, and behavioral aspect of the individual’s situation.
Adolescents are referred and admitted based on medical necessity. Referrals to a PRTF may be made by a licensed mental health professional from the community or acute care settings, along with the parent or legal guardian.
To be considered for admission to Hoffmann Center, male children or adolescents:
Hoffmann Center will have a total of 40 PRTF beds. We plan to maintain one cottage (16 beds) for adolescent males whose primary issues are related to sexual behavior problems, as we have for the past 40 years.
For more information, regarding referral
Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services website
1715 Sheppard Drive - PO Box 60
St. Peter, MN 56082