Rights in a Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) for Children under 18

Services for Individuals under 18 Years Old

Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) services are provided in an intensive residential setting and include: crisis intervention; bio-social and or psychiatric evaluation; close monitoring by staff; medication management; individual, family, and group therapy; and connection to community based services. These services are expected to be relatively short termed (less than six-months). Youth must have a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV) diagnosis other than substance abuse, developmental disability, or autism. The youth must be expected to benefit from residential treatment and a less restrictive setting is not available. All referrals must be approved by the Circuit Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program Office. SIPP is a Medicaid Waiver program.

Florida's Circuits

There are six-circuits in Florida serving 67 counties and 15 Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Programs (SIPPs) serving the needs of Florida’s youth:


  • Citrus (RITS)
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital


  • Alternate Family Care
  • Citrus (CATS)
  • Sandy Pines

Sun Coast

  • BayCare Behavioral
  • Manatee Palms Youth Services


  • Central Florida Behavioral Hospital
  • Devereux
  • University Behavioral Center
  • The Vines


  • River Point Behavioral
  • Daniel Memorial


  • Meridian/Lakeview
  • Devereux