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Opening in 2019: New Children’s Acute Psychiatric Hospital in Wichita, KS

Wichita KansasLast year, KVC served 3,492 children between the ages of 6-18 at our Kansas City, Kansas (KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital) and Hays, Kansas (KVC Wheatland Hospital) psychiatric hospital locations. These children struggle with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. KVC’s acute hospitalization program provides:

  • Intensive psychiatric care and medication management
  • Individual, family and group therapy services
  • Case coordination services
  • Pediatric assessment and treatment
  • 24-hour support and supervision from our trained behavioral health nursing staff

Population data and patient data show that Sedgwick and Johnson Counties have high rising rates of youth suicide in Kansas, and our provider partners in Wichita are eager to KVC to help address this critical need. The safety of our children and our community requires immediate action.

We invite interested leaders from the Wichita community to join us in support of bringing children’s psychiatric care for children closer to home. To learn more about how you can help bring needed children’s inpatient psychiatric service for children ages 6-18 to Wichita, please contact Michelle Lawrence at (913) 322-4941 or at mlawrence@kvc.org

Recent News:

Mabee Foundation Issues $1 Million Challenge Grant for KVC Children’s Hospital

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Media coverage:

The Wichita Eagle: Children with suicidal thoughts, mental illness will soon have new treatment option

Wichita Business Journal: KVC to bring adolescent psychiatric hospital to Wichita

WOWT News: Wichita to get new psychiatric hospital for children

U.S. News & World Report: Wichita to Get New Psychiatric Hosptial for Children