Johnson County Mental Health Center
Need some help coping during this public health crisis? Here is our short, simple and curated list of resources.
Service updates related to COVID-19
Wednesday, May 19, 4:17 p.m.
Johnson County Mental Health Center is beginning to transition some services back to normal operations, following CDC’s latest mask guidance.
- Clients and individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance when at Johnson County Mental Health Center with certain exceptions:
- Staff and clients will be required to wear masks during in-person children’s psychosocial groups, regardless of vaccination status
- Masks will still be worn whenever a client is present in transportation services by both staff and clients, regardless of vaccination status
- Masks will still be worn in our correctional facilities and ACT/CRC/ADU, regardless of vaccination status
- Those who are not fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask and to maintain 6’ of physical distance
- We will no longer be asking clients and visitors to check in from their cars
- Walk-in service and medication appointments will resume in-person
- Medication appointments will continue by Zoom. If Zoom is not available, an in-person appointment will be necessary
- Clients who did not keep their last appointment with their provider will have to come to the nursing clinic for a face-to-face nursing med check
- The nursing clinic will be open for injections and related nursing med checks by appointment
- Genoa Pharmacy's pick-up windows will be open for in-person service
Transportation services will continue to provide rides for essentials such as employment, medication, medical appointments and food.
Individuals who would like to start services for themselves or their child can utilize our Open Access walk-in clinic at our Shawnee and Olathe locations. Walk-ins will be seen beginning at 9 a.m. and will be seen on a first come first served basis.
Like at other health facilities, any individual entering our building will answer brief screening questions related to COVID-19 and have their temperature taken. Individuals who screen as being potentially ill will not be able to attend their appointment at that time and will be provided follow up plans. If the person is believed to be ill, but in crisis, the individual will be escorted to a safe location for follow up.
Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or those supporting someone in crisis are encouraged to call our 24/7 crisis line at 913-268-0156. In-person crisis care is still available in our offices, but should be used only when phone is not an option or the situation demands an in-person intervention.
Resources related to the coronavirus and mental health
It's Okay if You're not Okay with COVID-19
This article is a great place to start if you're trying to figure out how the pandemic might be impacting the way your are thinking, feeling or acting and what you can do to manage those experiences.
Mental Health Moment
Sign-up to get a weekly note of positivity in your inbox, focusing on kindness, coping and connection.
It's Okay if You're not Okay podcast
This mental health podcast with personality launched in September of 2019, but has been doing some special episodes related to coping and self-care in these challenging times.
The Compassion Project and other resources for at home learning
We've partnered with EVERFI to offer a variety of resources for every elementary, middle and high school student in Johnson County.
Front Line Support
We're providing expanded mental health support to front line workers and first reponders during the pandemic.
Building Blocks for Anti-racism
Johnson County Mental Health Center has a commitment to anti-racism. These are the building blocks of how we intend to carry out that commitment.
Youth Health Guide
This guide will give you the facts and provide you with easy steps you can take to live a healthy life physically, mentally and emotionally. For a more accessible version please reach out to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
How to prepare for a virtual appointment
Helping children cope with disasters
Children's reactions and parents' response
Helping kids cope with COVID-19 anxiety
Managing anxiety for adults
Resource for older adults and people with disabilities
Johnson County Mental Health Center is the gateway to mental health in Johnson County, providing a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to county residents.
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