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Fahrenkamp Center: Residential Diagnostic Treatment Center (RDT)


Program Overview

The Residential Diagnostic Treatment Program (RDT) will provide co-occurring disorder treatment services to youth both male and female ages 13-18 who are experiencing mental illness, behavioral problems, and/or substance abuse issues, not of an organic origin, who are at high risk of psychiatric placement outside of the Northern Region of Alaska. The maximum number of youth to be admitted to the program at any one time will be ten. Referral partners for admission to the program are the State of Alaska, Office of Children’s Services (OCS) and the Division of Juvenile Justice, as well as private individuals, and a variety of other non-profit social service agencies. The length of stay for youth admitted to the program is expected to range from 30 to 365 days. The average length of stay is expected to be approximately 180 days. The Program is located within the city of Fairbanks and housed in the Betty Fahrenkamp Center located at 1423 Peger Road. 


FCSA/RDT believes that all youth have the right to receive effective treatment in a positive and therapeutic setting. To that end FCSA/RDT applies treatment approaches that are considered best practices and ensures the safety of the youth in our care and the staff that support them.


 House Details:
​   1423 Peger Road,
Fairbanks, Ak
Type of House:
Residential Diagnostic Treatment Program
Care level :
Age Range :
13-18 years
Gender(s) :
Beds :
Staff to Client Ratio :
Length of stay :
30 to 360 days
Contact Information:
Marjorie Risner 
RDT Director
1423 Peger Rd.
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 456-7010