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Adolescent Center for Treatment

ACT Residential Treatment Admission Handbook (PDF)

ACT is a 30-bed residential facility for adolescents experiencing problems due to a substance use disorder. The program is staffed 24 hours a day by licensed clinicians and youth care technicians and provides teens with a safe, trauma informed environment to begin their recovery.

ACT has provided affordable and effective substance use disorder treatment for over 25 years. Our program utilizes evidence-based practices to help adolescents understand the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use and develop the necessary attitudes and skills to support recovery.

ACT treatment goals are:

  • To identify the benefits of a clean and sober lifestyle.
  • To improve family relationships, academic performance, and legal issues impacted by their substance use.
  • To address co-occurring mental health concerns
  • To develop an individualized recovery plan.

Eligibility:

  • Adolescents 12 to 18 years of age.
  • An alcohol and drug assessment must indicate the need for residential treatment.
  • Free of the need for major medical or psychiatric services.

Fees

We accept Kansas Medicaid, Block Grant, private insurance and self-pay. Johnson County residents are eligible for a sliding scale fee based on income and family size.

All clients are encouraged and referred to outpatient services upon discharge. 

For further information, to make a referral or schedule a confidential assessment:
Adolescent Center for Treatment: 913-826-4200

 

If admission or an assessment/evaluation has already been scheduled, the following information sheet(s) must be completed and returned with requested documents:

Scheduled Admission Needed Info/Documents: (Please complete and return all documents prior scheduled admission) These can be completed electronically, and returned by camera/phone, by email, or by fax.

Scheduled Assessment/Evaluation (including required School Assessments) Needed Info/Documents: (Please complete and return all documents prior scheduled assessment/evaluation.) These can be completed electronically, and returned by camera/phone, by email, or by fax.

ACT Residential Treatment Admission Handbook (PDF)

Adult Detox

Adult Detoxification Admission Handbook (PDF)

The Adult Detoxification Unit is a 14-bed unit that assists individuals safely through the process of withdraw from alcohol or other drugs in a non-medical setting. ADU accepts admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At ADU we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity for recovery.

Services
ADU services are designed to assist individuals safely through the difficulties and dangers of withdraw from alcohol and/or drugs. Symptoms are monitored and evaluated by ADU staff throughout the client's stay, and referred for medical care when necessary.

Prior to discharge, clients are referred to other service providers for ongoing services or  connected with community-based recovery support groups such as AA or NA.

Referrals to mental health services are made for clients with co-occurring mental health needs.

Accommodations 
Each client is assigned to a semi-private room with a bathroom. Bedding and towels are provided. Meals are served at the facility.

Eligibility
Services are available to individuals,18 years of age or older, who are in need of a safe, supportive environment in which to manage their withdrawal from alcohol and / or drugs.

Admission Criteria
Referrals to the program are typically screened by telephone prior to admission to ensure appropriate placement, but drop-in clients may be admitted if appropriate. For screening information call 913-826-4100.

  • Clients must have used alcohol and/or other drugs prior to admission and experiencing symptoms of withdraw
  • ​Clients must be medically stable and ambulatory.
  • Clients must be free from suicidal, homicidal or psychotic behaviors.
  • Clients on medications are accepted. Prescription medications must be in original pharmacy-labeled containers.

For further information, referrals, pre-admission screenings:

Adult Detox Unit: 913-826-4100

Adult Detoxification Admission Handbook (PDF)

Adult Services

Case Management Teams/Strengths Based Services- Every individual served through Adult Services is assigned a treatment team.  The purpose of case management in the strengths model is to assist people recover and reclaim their lives by identifying, securing, and sustaining the range of resources needed to live, work, and play as fully integrated citizens of the communities in which they live. It is based on a set of core principles that in part value the unique strengths and attributes of all individuals and views the community as a place of strength and resources. Strengths based case management also holds that the primary setting for our work is in the community. Through a community based approach case managers are able to directly assist people to access helpful community resources, teach daily living skills in each persons living/working environment, as well as observe and assist people in learning coping skills and skills and social skills needed to develop healthy relationships within their communities.

Adult services may also include a variety of specialty services which help meet specific needs in a more comprehensive way.

Counseling – Individual and group counseling is focused is on offering short term interventions to resolve difficulties.  A wide range of specialized interventions are utilized based in individual needs.

Peer Support Services – Certified Peer Specialists are individuals who have advanced in their own recovery sufficiently to be of assistance to other mental health consumers. The goal of peer support is to aid individuals in their recovery and assist them in attaining the goal of living a fulfilling life in the community.

Vocational Services and Supported Education - The vocational team provides a wide range of employment and career development services, job development, on-site job coaching and educational support.

Forensic Services - Forensic Services offers therapy, case management, peer support, competency evaluations and other services for individuals who are a part of the criminal justice system.  Forensic Services Staff have close relationships with members of the corrections community such as Court Services, Veterans Treatment Court, Probation, the Adult Residential and Detention Centers, as well as Kansas Parole and several judges and attorneys.

Young Adult / Transition Services - Specialized services designed for young adults who have a serious mental illness or a severe emotional disturbance to successfully transition to adult life.

 

Individuals can contact Johnson County Mental Health Center’s Customer Care Center at 913-826-4200 for more information about services.

Children & Family Services

Children and Families

Children and Family Services Brochure

Children and Family Services Brochure en Español

Keeping Connected (PDF)

Johnson County Mental Health Center offers pediatric services designed to serve youth (ages 3 – 18) with emotional or behavioral issues.  An individualized plan of care is developed for each child/family based on a comprehensive assessment to determine need.

The program can help a family in situations where a child:

  • Frequently does not follow household rules
  • Has a dramatic change in personality or behaviors
  • Is verbally or physically assaultive
  • Seems withdrawn or isolated
  • Expresses suicidal/self-harm tendencies
  • Runs away or threatens to run away
  • Performs below their ability at school
  • Avoids school
  • Struggles in peer relationships
  • Has contact with the legal system due to their behavior
  • Is at risk of removal from the home due to hospitalization or placement

Services Available
Services focus on short-term interventions aimed at resolving difficulties and stabilizing behavior.  Services may include:

Community Based Services- Services begin by an assessment that focuses on the strengths and needs of the child.  Based on this assessment, case managers work one-on-one with the youth and family to provide the services needed. Some examples of what a case manager might do are:

  • Help the family develop behavior management strategies for the home
  • Explore recreational and socialization opportunities available in the community
  • Teach the youth skills necessary for successful relationships
  • Identify and implement strategies with the youth and family for school success
  • Work on developing independent living skills

Psychosocial Groups- Groups are offered on a variety of topics including:  problem solving, social skills, leisure time training, health and personal relationships. A ratio of one staff to every four youth allows program participants to have support while they engage in a variety of activities. Different from “therapy groups”, psychosocial groups help children learn by doing.

Individual, Family & Group Therapy – Licensed Mental Health Professionals (LMHP) provide short-term, goal-directed therapeutic intervention to youth and families utilizing a wide range of specialized interventions and evidenced-based practices.

  • Improve family communications skills
  • Develop strategies to address emotionally charged problems
  • Restore balance to family relationships

Home and Community Based Waiver for Seriously Emotionally Distrubed (SED) Children and Youth - The SED Waiver is a federal Medicaid waiver program that the mental health center provides children who meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements. Services are specialized, intensive and time-limited to assist children and families in resolving difficulties, stabilizing behavior and improving the overall functioning of the child. 

Home and Community Based Waiver for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED) Children and Youth

En Español

The SED Waiver is a federal Medicaid waiver program. Local Community Mental Health Centers provide services covered by the program.  Children who meet eligibility requirements will receive a medical card and are eligible for Medicaid physical and behavioral health services.

Forensic Services - Mental Health Clinicians provide services to individuals who are in the Johnson County Juvenile Justice system. The clinician located at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) provides crisis intervention services, suicide watch assessments, and mental health assessments for the Court. The JDC clinician meets with youth upon request to assist with managing their emotions while in JDC

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) - is a evidence-based approach that has received international recognition for its outcomes in helping troubled youth and their families to overcome delinquency, substance abuse, and violence. FFT is a short-term treatment strategy of approximately 12-14 family sessions. The model includes treatment strategies that pave the way for motivating individuals and families to become more adaptive and successful in their own lives. Youth are referred to the team by Corrections staff or the Court. 

Children and Family Services Brochure

Children and Family Services Brochure en Español

For more information…

Families can contact Johnson County Mental Health Center's Customer Care Center at 913-826-4200 for more information about services for children and families.

 

 

Client Portal

MyHealthPointe is a portal for consumers of Johnson County Mental Health Center.  MyHealthPointe enables consumers to view their vitals and their medication lists online at any time.

Features of MyHealthPointe that are coming soon are:

  • secure messaging with your provider
  • request appointments online
  • appointment reminders
  • view statements online 

Ask your service provider how you can sign up for MyHealthPointe.

If you are currently signed up for MyHealthPointe, click here to log in.

Deaf Services

The JCMHC Deaf services team provides culturally affirmative, community based assistance 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.  Counseling services are provided to those who live in Kansas regardless of age or county responsibility, and includes children who are attending Kansas School for the Deaf in the residential setting.   Case management, vocational services, and supported housing services are geared towards those who live in Johnson County.  Psychiatry services are provided with contracted interpreters who meet national standards.

Outpatient Counseling
Individual, group and family counseling are available to all age groups. The focus is on offering short term interventions to resolve difficulties.

Case Management
Case management staff assist individuals with developing skills, acquiring supports and resources to become successful in daily living. Staff use a strengths based approach to assist with such goals. Some examples of what a case manager may do include:

  • Help develop behavior management strategies
  • Explore recreational and socialization opportunities available in the community
  • Teach skills necessary for successful relationships
  • Identify and implement strategies for success in a school or work setting
  • Work on developing independent living skills.

Vocational Assistance
Staff provide assistance for persons seeking employment or experiencing job related difficulties. In addition to vocational counseling, staff can assist with referrals to vocational rehabilitation. These services include assistance with job placement, job coaching and job retention.

Attendant Care/Supported Housing Services
Staff provide support and supervision to consumers who need additional support to live independently in the community.

Medical Services
A staff of psychiatrists and nurses are responsible for providing medication management services to individuals requiring psychotropic medication as well as monitoring other health care needs. These services are provided with contracted interpreters.

Community Education
Workshops, speeches, and education programs are available to community groups about issues related to mental health and deafness.

Experience
Program staff 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.

Eligibility
Services are available to all deaf persons in Kansas who are in need of mental health services.

Contact for questions or to make an appointment:

To make an appointment or receive further information, please call 913-715-7700 V/TTY or VP at 913-827-1667. All contacts and appointments at Johnson County Mental Health Center are confidential.

 

Deaf Services Staff

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Elijah Buchholz – Team Leader/Clinician
Elijah is Hard of Hearing and was raised in a strong Deaf family. Elijah received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his M.A. in Professional Counseling/Marriage and Family Counseling from Mid-America Nazarene University. Elijah worked as a Team Leader and Therapist at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO for 6 years before taking the role of Director of Deaf Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health in 2012. Elijah came to Johnson County Mental Health in 2015 to serve as both the Team Leader as well as the Therapist for the Deaf Services Team and keeps hoping for a Chiefs Super Bowl ring in the near future!

 

 

 

 

Mary V

Mary Van Bavel – Case Manager Assistant
Mary Van Bavel is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She moved to Florida when she was 4 and graduated from the Florida School for the Deaf. She moved to Kansas in 1997 to start a family and have 3 beautiful children. She has worked at JCMHC for the past 10 years. She loves her job and enjoys working with a diversity of people. She also loves to travel around the US and would like to visit more places on the west side of the US in future.

 

 

Emergency Services

24-Hour Emergency Services: 913-268-0156
During daytime business hours call: 913-826-4200

Johnson County Mental Health Center maintains professional clinical staff on duty 24-hours-a-day to provide mental health emergency services. The Mental Health Center’s crisis / emergency services are primarily provided by the following service components:

Access Team – The Access Team offers Open Access and Crisis Clinic. 

Open Access is a same day walk-in service that provides mental health assessments by licensed clinicians for persons seeking mental health treatment and care.  The same day access to mental health assessments model dramatically decreases the waiting time for an initial assessment and engagement with mental health treatment providers. Upon completion of a mental health assessment, consumers may be referred to treatment resources that best fit their individualized needs. These resources include but are not limited to case management, therapy and medication services at the mental health center or within the greater Johnson County Community. Open Access is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 4pm,  in two locations, the Shawnee office located at 6440 Nieman Road and in the Olathe office located at 1125 West Spruce.

Crisis clinic is available to any consumer with the need for face to face crisis support at the above mentioned locations.

After-Hours Team – Afterhours is the primary point of contact for all mental health emergencies occurring during evening, nighttime, weekend and holiday hours.  Licensed mental health clinicians provide telephone and limited on-site response to emergencies, as well as, provide consultation and guidance to hospital emergency departments, law enforcement officers and various other community agencies in addressing mental health emergencies.  Afterhours answers the 24-hour crisis line during non-business hours.  Afterhours clinicians also facilitate mental health reform screens, crisis intervention assessments, JIAC assessments and juvenile detention suicide watch assessments.

Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) - MCRT provides mobile mental health crisis services during business hours Monday through Friday.  MCRT is comprised of licensed clinicians and crisis case managers who are dedicated to resolving emergency situations by providing brief and intensive services with the goal of reducing the need for hospitalization.  MCRT provides community based interventions as well as answers the 24-hour crisis line during business hours.  MCRT staff routinely provides consultation and guidance to law enforcement personnel, hospital staff, court personnel, as well as various community agencies in an effort to ensure the emergent mental health needs of Johnson County residents are met.  MCRT clinicians facilitate mental health reform screens, PASRR screens, resident reviews and Crisis Intervention Assessments.  MCRT staff also provide liaison services to the state hospital, RSI and the Adult Detention Center.  

Mental Health Co-Responders - The Mental Health Co-responder Program embeds a mental health clinician from JCMHC within most of the police departments within Johnson County.  The goal of the program is to provide the right intervention at the right time in an effort to prevent unnecessary arrests, decrease trips to the emergency rooms and reduce repeat calls for service for our law enforcement partners.  The Co-Responder’s primary responsibility is to respond on scene with a law enforcement officer on calls when behavioral health is identified as a possible contributing factor.  Additionally, co-responders conduct outreach and follow-up calls to individuals who had police contact as a result of a behavioral health crisis, with the intention of getting the individual the help they need to avoid future police contact.  The Co-Responder often works with the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)  trained officers in providing community based interventions as well as follow up and referrals.  To learn more about JCMHC’s Co-Responder program, please see Johnson County's Co-Responder program: new solutions for law enforcement's interactions with mental health or see our JOCO Co-Responder Coverage Map to see the county’s co-responder coverage and contact information. 

Crisis Recovery Center (CRC) – CRC is a licensed ten bed, crisis residential facility staffed 24/7, 365 days per year.  CRC provides support and supervision in a safe environment to those in psychiatric crisis as an alternative to hospitalization.

For more information, please contact our Customer Care Center at 913-826-4200.

Genoa Pharmacy Services

Johnson County Mental Health Center provides pharmacy services for our consumers through Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company. Genoa is able to fulfill all of Johnson County Mental Health Center’s consumers' medication needs on-site to ensure that they're provided with the best possible pharmacy services around.

If You Are a Consumer of Johnson County Mental Health Center, Genoa Pharmacy Can:

  • Fill all your medications
  • Provide a convenient on-site location that saves you a stop
  • Assist with insurance plans and questions, including Medicaid and Medicare
  • Provide medication delivery options
  • Dispense your medications in our Convenient Adherence Packaging so that they are easier to take
  • Personalize our service to fit your needs
  • Transfer prescriptions to the Genoa pharmacy for you
  • Send you refill reminders

Genoa Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Closed for Lunch 12-1pm

To learn more, contact us today!

Genoa

1125 W. Spruce St., Suite 300
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 353-5544
Fax: (913) 489-3411

6440 Nieman Rd
Shawnee, KS 66203
Phone: (913) 268-3610
Fax: (913) 428-5492

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Adolescent Services Admission Handbook (PDF)
Outpatient Adult Services Admission Handbook (PDF)

The trained clinicians at Johnson County Mental Health provide evidence-based treatment such as cognitive behavior therapy and community reinforcement approach for adolescents and adults experiencing problems related to substance use and mental health issues. Clinicians use individualized interventions to build on strengths and motivate adolescents and adults to begin and maintain the recovery process.

SERVICES/HOURS:

Services are located at 1125 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS and 6000 N Lamar, Mission, KS. 

  • Group Counseling (Monday-Friday, Day and Evening times available)
  • Individual Counseling (Monday-Friday, Day and Evening times available)
  • Case Management Services
  • Family Counseling
  • ​Family Support & Education (18 and up)
    • Please contact Cindy Claxton: 913-826-1567

STRUCTURE OF TREATMENT:

  • Each client receives a thorough assessment at admission to determine level and intensity of treatment.
  • The intensity and duration of treatment is based on the severity of symptoms and rate of progress.
  • Some clients may have legal obligations that mandate a specific frequency, quantity, or length of treatment.
  • An individualized treatment plan is developed with each client.

GOALS OF TREATMENT:

  • Decrease the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Increase positive relationships with family
  • Increase participation in pro-social activities
  • Increase positive interactions with the community
  • Decrease criminal involvement

AREAS OF FOCUS:

  • Alcohol/Drug Refusal Skills
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • Relationship Building Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Anger Management Techniques
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Pro-social Activities
  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Community-based Recovery Supports

FEES:

Johnson County residents are eligible for a sliding scale fee based upon income and family size with ID, proof of income, and proof of residency. Private pay and some insurance accepted. 

For further information, please call 913-826-4200.

Outpatient Adolescent Services Admission Handbook (PDF)

Outpatient Adult Substance Admission Handbook (PDF)

 

Prevention Services

Prevention Services is a department of the Johnson County Mental Health Center and has been part of the statewide prevention network administered through addiction and prevention services, a division of Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (formally SRS), since 1990. Prevention Services is the local resource for comprehensive, professional substance abuse prevention services for individuals, families and community groups interested in deducing adolescent substance abuse and other problem behaviors. Prevention Services staff work to prevent substance abuse and it's negative consequences through community mobilization, coalition development, strategic planning, team building, multi-sector collaboration, grant writing, consultation and technical assistance, training and educational presentations, social marketing, legislative and media advocacy, program development and implementation, survey design, data collection, youth empowerment, research and evaluation. Some of the specific outreach and engagement activities include but are not limited to:

  • Coalition mobilization and organizational development
  • Delivery of a broad variety of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention education and skill building services to youth
  • Provide continuing education services and training throughout the county
  • Community mobilization and technical assistance to all school districts regarding CTC framework and the KCTC student survey
  • Provide education resources to the public through our R.R. Osborne Prevention Resource Library
  • Deliver alcohol, tobacco and other drug presentations and in-service trainings to JOCO schools                                                                          
  • Provide parenting education programs at the Adolescent Center for Treatment
  • Plan and implement the annual Youth Leadership Summit to assist JOCO middle and high school students with developing skills necessary to be positive role models to others and choose health behaviors.
  • Local substance abuse trend presentations through coalition efforts
  • PSA campaigns
  • Technical Assistance of the Kansas Communities That Care Survey utilization and data analysis

Psychiatric Medication Services

Medical / Psychiatric services:

The mission of the 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 APRN’s, Nursing supervisor, four full time RN’s, two LPN’s, 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.

Nursing clinic:

We offer a walk in nursing clinic M-F five hours per day, from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, in both our Olathe and Shawnee offices. 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.
 

Resources

 

Substance Use Services

Adolescent Center for Treatment (ACT)

The Adolescent Center for Treatment is a 22 bed residential treatment program for youth ages 12-18 experiencing significant problems related to substance use.

Adult Detoxification Unit (ADU)

The Adult Detoxification Unit is a 14-bed unit which assists individuals safely through the process of acute withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs in a non-medical setting.

Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services

Individual and group therapy is available for adults and adolescents experiencing problems related to substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions.

Regional Prevention Center

Works with coalitions and other community organizations to reduce the rate of alcohol and tobacco use among children and youth in Johnson County.

 

24 Hour Emergency Services
913-268-0156