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Kansas Mental Health Services


Another HCBS service is available through Kansas County Mental Health Centers (CMHC) by meeting the eligibility requirements for the Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) Waiver. To determine eligibility one must contact their local mental health center.

Children who have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder must also have a co-morbid mental health diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder must also have a co-morbid mental health diagnosis. This could be a diagnosis of ADHD; anxiety disorder; depression; or obsessive complulsive disorder to name a few. Children with an autism spectrum disorder may be eligible for services through county mental health centers if it is believed the child will benefit from their services and/or programs.

The following are basic eligibililty requirements:

Children under 18 years of age. Adults 18-21 years of age are also eligible if they meet certain criteria. These individuals must meet the definition of serely emotionally disabled. Qualified mental health professionals at county mental health centers determine if the child is eligible based on standardized assessment instruments.

Services may include the following:

Wraparoudn facilitation/community support; independent living/skill building services; parent support and training; respite care; case management and attendant care, In-Home Family Therapy, and Psycho-Social Groups.

To apply for services:

Contact your county mental health center. There are 27 CMHCs in Kansas and one licensed affiliate. The licensed affiliate specializes in services to children and their families.

CMHC COUNTY

Area Mental Health Ctr.
1111 East Spruce St.
Garden City, KS 67846
620-276-7689
http://www.areahc.org

Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greenley, Hamilton, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Morton, Scott, Stanton, Wichita

Bert Nash Community
200 Maine St. Ste A
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-843-0264
http://www.bertnash.org

Douglas

Center for Counseling and Consultation Services
5815 Broadway
Great Bend, KS
620-792-2544

Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Stafford

Central Kansas Mental Health
809 Elmhurst
Salina, KS 67401
http://www.ckmhc.org

Dickinson, Ellsworh, Lincoln, Ottawa, Saline

Comcare of Sedgwick Cty
635 North Main
Wicita, KS 67203
316-660-7600
http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/comcare

Sedgwick

Cowley County Mental Health and Counseling Ctr
22214 D. Street
Winfield, KS 67156
620-442-4540

Cowley

Community Mental Health Ctr of Crawford Cty
911 E. Centennial
Pittsburgh, KS 66762
620-231-5130

Crawford

Elizabeth Layton Center
PO Box 677 Ottawa, KS 66087
785-242-3780
http://www.laytoncenter.org

Franklin, Miami

Family Life Center, Inc.
6610 SE Quakervale Rd
PO Box 550
Riverton, KS 66770
620-848-2300

Cherokee

Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka
325 SW Frazier
Topeka, KS 66606
785-232-5005
http://www.fsgctopeka.com

Shawnee

Four County Mental Health Center
3751 West Main
PO Box 688
Independence, KS 67301

Chautauqua, Elk, Montgomery, Wilson

The Guidance Center J. David Kaaz Memorial Campus
500 Limit Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
913-682-5118
http://www.theguidance-ctr.org

Atchison, Jefferson, Leavenworth

High Plains Mental Health Ctr
208 East 7th Street
Hays, KS 67601
785-628-2871
http://www.highplainsmentalhealth.com

Cheyenne, Decantur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Philips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace

Horizons Mental Health Center
1600 N. Lorraine, Suite 202
Hutchinson, KS 67501
620-663-7595

Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, Reno

Iroquois Center for Human Development, Inc
610 E. Grant St.
Greensburg, KS 67504
620-723-2272

Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa

Johnson Cty Mental Health Ctr
6000 Lamar, Ste 130
Mission, KS 66202
913-831-2550
http://www.jocogov.org/mentalhealth

Johnson

Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center, Inc.
909 S. Second St.
Hiawatha, KS 66434
785-742-7113

Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Nemaha

Labette Center for Mental Health Services
1730 Belmont
PO Box 258
Parsons, KS 67357
620-421-3770

Labette

Mental Health Ctr of East Central East Central Kansas
1000 Lincoln
Emporia, KS 66801
620-343-2211
http://www.mhceck.org

Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Wabaunsee

Pawnee Mental Health Services
423 Houston Street
Manhattan, KS 66505
785-587-4346

Clay, Cloud, Geary, Jewell, Marshall, Mitchell, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Washington

Prairie View, Inc
1901 East 1st Street
Newton, KS 66505
316-284-6400
http://www.pvi.org

Harvey, Marion, McPherson

South Central MH Counseling Center, Inc
2365 W. Central
El Dorado, KS 67042
316-321-6036

Butler

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center
304 N. Jefferson
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-8641

Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Linn, Neosho, Woodson

Southwest Guidance Center
Liberal, KS 67905
620-624-8171

Haskell, Meade, Seward, Stevens

Summer Mental Health Center
1601 W. 16th St.
Wellington, KS 67152
620-326-7448

Sumner

Valeo Behavioral Health Care Administration Office
5401 West 7th Street
Topeka, KS 66606
785-273-2252

Shawnee

Wyandot Center for Community Bahavioral HealthCare, Inc
757 Armstrong
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-233-3300
http://www.wyandotcenter.org

Wyandotte


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