Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center
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Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) provides inpatient and transitional services to patients with severe mental illness from the eight-county Twin Cities metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne and Washington County). Due to overcrowding, some patients will be transferred to St. Peter's Regional Treatment Center; This is done by random selection upon intake.
- A 200-bed inpatient mental health facility
- Two 16-bed community based facilities
- Transitional community support program
- 3 month State mandated habitual sex offender program.
- No longer treating chemical dependency.
- Mental health services. Individualized treatment designed to assist patients in reaching and maintaining psychiatric stability and in developing the necessary skills and supports to survive in a group home setting. The treatment center focuses on the client as a person instead of just a number and works with their mental illness to achieve a level of stability. Medications may be mandatory for most clients, but it's the interactions with the clients that are most important. Services are provided in the inpatient psychiatric facility and in two Co-ed community-based apartment buildings.
- Community transition services. A multi-disciplinary team of AMRTC staff provide services to discharged patients who have experienced long or frequent regional treatment center hospitalizations and who require help in leaving the facility and/or in remaining in the community; they will be monitored by the AMRTC staff until deemed fit for unmonitored normal social interactions.
- Mental Health Initiatives. AMRTC employees work in teams with county staff and private providers to support individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in successfully living in their group home.
Training opportunities are available to professionals and paraprofessionals. Training is provided through classroom education, computer-based training and video conferencing. The education department sponsors seminars and grand rounds for medical staff and coordinates lectures for University of Minnesota medical students.
As of January 1st 2014, AMRTC is working with Minnesota Community Offender Management to provide volunteer opportunities to inmates of the minimum security Plymouth Work House (ACF)