Behavioral health professionals, school staff, parents, insurance providers, or other interested parties may refer a child for Psychiatric Residential Treatment. For Kansas children, the local community mental health agency will conduct a screening to determine whether the child should be admitted to a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.
The process begins when the referring party contacts the Director of Admissions, who will then determine if the child meets inclusion criteria. If so, the Director will initiate admission to the facility. An Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) must be signed by both states for out-of-state applicants prior to admission.
Refer A Child
You can refer a child to the residential facility by filling out this form and fax to 785.825.0623:
During assessment, the treatment staff observes the child’s moods, behavior, thinking, reasoning, memory, and self-expression. They will also ask family members and friends how he/she interacts with other people. Sometimes, the assessment includes blood or urine tests. All the information is used to develop a sound treatment plan to help the child heal.
When a child and family first arrive at the Residential Treatment Facility, a multidisciplinary team meets with them to:
You can also contact us by using the electronic form: