Deaf Services

How to access mental health services

The Johnson County Mental Health Center provides culturally affirmative, behavioral health services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and families in their recovery by promoting wellness and successful living through hope, personal choice and individual responsibility.  Services are provided to those who live in Johnson County regardless of age or county responsibility, and includes children who are attending Kansas School for the Deaf in the residential setting.


We have staff who are fluent in American Sign Language and have a thorough understanding of the language and culture of the deaf.  Our staff are well-trained professionals who are knowledgeable about issues related to mental health and mental illness. 


Johnson County residents living with a mental illness, including adults with a serious mental illness, children with a serious emotional disturbance, as well as those individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.  Additionally, services are provided to those individuals who are experiencing acute psychological distress that may result in an intensive level of service, such as hospitalization.  

Options in Accessing Services

  1. Scheduled Intake – Call 913-826-1543 to arrange for a scheduled intake with an interpreter present. 

  2. Open Access Clinic – Utilize our same day walk-in access clinic (an interpreter will not be available for walk-ins, but will be arranged for future scheduled appointments).  

  3. Utilize our 24/7 emergency services line at 913-268-0156 to reach clinical staff for crisis needs.