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Cultivating Help, Hope, and Healing.

-  A premier Central Kansas mental health provider since 1968.  -
Our licensed professionals care for you and your family's mental health, substance abuse issues, crisis + emotional support and much more.

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Mon: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tue: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Wed: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thurs: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open Access Walk-in Hours:


8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Crisis on-call 24/7 – (620)792-2544

Serving Kansas - Barton, Pawnee, Stafford & Rice Counties

The 4 Counties we serve

*Services are provided regardless of race, color, nationality, age, disability, sex, or income.

Are you new to The Center?  Lets get started!

Step 1.

Click the button below to go to our online registration intake forms. (Fill out each section of the forms, and be sure to hit the “submit” button at the end.)  *You can also always print & sign the forms and bring them with you or fax signed forms to 620-792-7052.

Step 2.

Once the form is submitted, we will reach out to you to set up your appointment time.

– You will need to provide your Photo ID ( Drivers License.)

– Provide your Insurance Card (if you have one.)

– Provide Proof of income (last years tax statement or current paycheck.) 
– Fees or copay is expected at time of consultation.


**The Center for Counseling & Consultation will not refuse services due to inability to pay.
We will file with your insurance company first and then can offer you a reduced fee based on your income. We are happy to work out a payment plan that is
affordable for you.**



First Time Appointments are also available by tele-video / Zoom call.

Crisis Services available 24/7.  Call 1-800-875-2544 or 620-792-2544

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A little about us...

The Center, established in 1968 by the local Mental Health Association in conjunction with area county commissioners, is a Community Mental Health Center.  Organized under Kansas Law, it is governed by a board composed of citizens from each of the four participating counties and includes consumer and family member representation.  The Center is staffed by licensed mental health professionals serving residents of Barton, Rice, Stafford, and Pawnee Kansas Counties.

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The Center Great Bend Historic photo
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Who we serve...

The Center serves a wide range of individuals, from children to senior citizens, with a variety of concerns.  From school, family, marital, substance use, and work-related difficulties ranging from mild to severe.  We address difficulties facing your everyday life.  If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to us!

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Careers & Opportunities

If you have a passion for helping your community in a caring, positive, and fast paced environment, we'd love to hear from you!  Explore employment opportunities and start your career with us today!

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"Mental Health is not a destination, but a process.  Its about how you drive, not where you are going."

Noam Shpancer PHD

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