Psychiatric Medication Services
The mission of the Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) medical staff (psychiatrist, ARNP, and RN/LPN) is to provide quality psychiatric services to our clients. Our aim is to improve mental/ emotional functioning through the prescription and administration of psychotropic medication. We also provide supervision of, and consultation in, the non-medication treatment services delivered by other JCMHC programs.
All JCMHC clients receive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations as a part of the intake procedure. Psychiatric evaluation is performed upon referral by clinicians / therapists / case managers or qualified mental health professionals.
JCMHC offers specialized psychiatric medication services in two of our three locations. We offer tele psychiatry appointments as well. We treat nearly all ages of clients from pediatric to geriatric, and serve approximately 4000 clients.
We are staffed by a Chief Medical Officer, a child psychiatrist, and four APRNs, Nursing supervisor, four full time RNs, two LPNs, and two CNA/CMAs.
Our medical/nursing team interface with all other departments of the MHC. Clients are seen for scheduled appointments utilizing the Just In Time scheduling model. This system has greatly reduced our no show rate allowing for efficient utilization of our providers’ time.
We offer a walk-in nursing clinic M-F five hours per day, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., in both our Olathe and Shawnee offices (sign up in person at the front desk, starting at 10 a.m.). Nursing walk-in clinic is available for clients in between med-review appointments, and/ or if any medication/treatment issues arise.
All injectable medications are administered during walk in clinic hours by nursing staff. In addition, efficient communication mechanisms are in place to respond to questions from clients concerning symptoms, medication side effects, and after med check visit clarifications.
Our medical/nursing staff work closely with the Genoa pharmacy; contracted with the MHC to fill for clients/staff.