Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

KVC provides mental and behavioral healthcare services to children, teens and adults in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia. We provide compassionate treatment for people with a range of mental health or psychiatric disorders, as well as those dealing with the effects of traumatic stress. Many of our clients have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges and are referred to us through the state agency responsible for providing child welfare services.

Our board-certified psychiatrists conduct psychiatric evaluations, oversee medication management and determine ongoing treatment plans. Our licensed therapists provide individual, group and family therapy, psychological testing and other services, often right in the client’s home. Pediatric services such as childhood immunizations and physicals may also be provided.

KVC also uses telemedicine to provide therapy, crisis intervention and training to children and families in rural, high-need areas. Our MyLink™ Telehealth and Distance Learning Program removes barriers to receiving treatment and eliminates the need to travel to an office, coordinate child care or take time off from work.

Make a referral

In Kentucky, anyone can request our mental and behavioral health services in the counties we serve. These services are provided by skilled therapists right in the client’s home or child’s school and are designed to meet each client’s unique needs. Learn more about our behavioral health services in Kentucky and make a referral. We accept many types of insurance including Humana, Anthem, Passport and Coventry Medicaid coverage.

In Kansas, we provide acute and residential psychiatric treatment for youth and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, suicidal thoughts or feelings of violence at our two hospitals – KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City and KVC Wheatland Hospital in Hays. Learn more about admitting a child or make a referral.

In Missouri, we provide a therapeutic day treatment program for youth grades K-12 and residential psychiatric treatment for youth at Niles in Kansas City. Learn more about Niles and make a referral.

If you know a child or young adult struggling with depression or experiencing thoughts of self-harm, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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