Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Indian Health Service (IHS) proposing to build in California?
The IHS has built one Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC) in Hemet, California and is in the planning and development stage for building a second facility in Davis, California.
- Who will the YRTCs serve?
The centers will provide residential chemical dependency treatment for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, ages 12-17.
- Does the IHS operate similar treatment centers?
Yes. Some of the YRTCs have been operating continuously for almost 20 years.