- How We Help
As an industry leader in quality behavioral and mental health treatment, our innovative services for youth provide therapeutic and educational skills development.
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- About Us
Children’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment in Hays
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Where We’re Located
205 East 7th Street
Hays, KS 67601
Providing Life-Saving Children’s Psychiatric Care
KVC Hospitals Hays, formerly known as KVC Wheatland Hospital, provides psychiatric residential treatment for children ages 6 to 18 who are experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, the impacts of trauma, and other mental health needs. We accept Kansas Medicaid plans and most private insurance plans.
Have you heard the news? We’re expanding in Hays!
We’re opening a new inpatient hospital for youth experiencing an acute mental health crisis. Beginning in January 2023, youth in Western Kansas will have more access to these critical life-saving services at a newly designed hospital in Hays, Kansas. Adding these services will allow KVC to serve over 600 more children and teens each year who are in need of immediate stabilization and compassionate mental health treatment. Click here to read an announcement with more information about our expansion in Hays including how we’re doing this important work in partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).
If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health or would like to make a client referral to KVC Hospitals:
Helping Kids and Families Heal
KVC Hospitals Hays provides a secure and welcoming environment for youth. Our unique experiential learning center offers interactive activities such as virtual reality, emotion regulation drills, and other innovative treatment approaches. Clients receive intensive clinical services in a structured, home-like environment while attending KVC Academy, an onsite, accredited alternative education program for grades K-12. Youth in our residential program are able to receive credits, educational testing, and IEP services while enrolled in KVC Academy.
An accepting and caring philosophy is infused with 24-hour support, supervision and individual and group therapy. KVC Hospitals Hays provides private visitation rooms for family therapy, visits and evaluations. For those unable to travel, secure tele-video is available. With help from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, several renovations were completed in 2018.
Click here to learn more about services provided in residential treatment including what to expect during the admission and discharge processes.
If you’re concerned about your child or need to refer a client for treatment, complete the form below: