Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) offer a safe, home-like environment where you can develop or enhance the stability of your mental and/or chemical health. If you need intensive services to help you cope with and manage an illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, or another psychiatric illness, IRTS is a supportive place to go.

Find stability and calm

Intensive Residential Treatment Services are provided in a warm and welcoming environment with staff available 24/7. Our goal is to help you stabilize your health while staying in a safe environment. We offer Dual Disorder Treatment and Illness Management and Recovery curriculum. Our program includes group and individual activities that build on one’s healthy living skills and utilize therapeutic recreation. 

IRTS Services help:

  • Create a treatment and recovery plan based on your needs and goals.
  • Develop symptom management and coping skills.
  • Understand and maintain an effective medication program.
  • Build living skills, including budgeting, cooking, transportation, stress management, and more.


The IRTS team consists of Mental Health Counselors and Mental Health practitioners, including a Peer Recovery Specialist and Therapeutic Recreational Specialist. A Registered Nurse is available to discuss concerns including psychiatric treatment services and substance use disorders. Clinical supervision is provided by a Licensed Mental Health Professional and psychiatric consultation is obtained from the individual’s treating psychiatrist. Guild’s IRTS program is licensed by the MN Department of State and the MN Department of Human Services.

We offer meetings to support friends, family, and loved ones. If you are interested in these services, you can let IRTS staff know during your stay.


Guild South:
318 2nd St. N., South Saint Paul, MN 55075
*View Guild’s IRTS Recipient Handbook and Agreement Form for detailed information about the staff and services we provide, including the daily schedule.

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Guild Crisis and Recovery Center:
12390 Ottawa Ave, Savage MN 55378
*View Guild’s Client Handbook for detailed information about the staff and services provided at our Savage location.
Contact Guild’s IRTS Intake Coordinator:
Phone: (651) 2622330
Fax: (612) 235-6436

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“IRTS is like having a family that cares about you and was the support that I needed.”
Individual Served


Individuals can be referred to our IRTS program by their Case Manager or another provider. Individuals can also refer themselves. Questions? Call our Intake Coordinator at (651) 262-2330.

If you’re a referring provider, please complete the IRTS Placement Request Form and fax it to (612) 235-6436 with “ATTN: Intake Coordinator.”

Our Intensive Residential Treatment Services are accredited by CARF.