New Youth Mental Health Hospital to Begin Providing Care in Hays

New Youth Mental Health Hospital to Begin Providing Care in Hays

New Youth Mental Health Hospital to Begin Providing Care in Hays

Camber Children’s Mental Health (previously KVC Hospitals) will soon begin accepting patients by early February at its new youth mental health hospital in Hays. 

Governor Kelly first announced the partnership between Camber and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to open a modern acute facility to meet the needs of youth in western Kansans in December 2021. 

The contract agreement between KDADS and Camber, effective through June 30, 2027, specifies admissions at a licensed 14-bed hospital for youth up to 18 years to include up to 10 no-eject no-reject State Institutional Alternative (SIA) beds focused on patients from the Larned State Hospital (LSH) catchment area. The center will also continue to provide the psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) services currently provided by Camber in Hays. 

Mental health and medical professionals will provide both inpatient and residential treatment for youth in need of intensive services.

Camber Hays will be able to serve 600 more youth each year who are facing struggles with suicidality, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, and other mental health disorders. 

Inpatient Acute Treatment Includes:

  • Full medical, clinical, and nursing assessment within the first 24 hours of admission 
  • Intensive psychiatric care and medication management 
  • Individual, family, and group therapy sessions
  • Case coordination 
  • 24/7 Support and supervision from Camber’s skilled nursing staff 
  • Innovative treatment and education to teach youth about their brains and how to regulate their emotions 

Families, community mental health centers, health care providers, schools, and agencies seeking mental health treatment for youth can contact Camber’s admissions team 24/7 at 913-890-7468. 

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