3707 S.W. 6th Ave.
Topeka, Kan. 66606

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(785) 270-4600

Behavioral Health Services at Stormont-Vail West

Behavioral Health Services at Stormont-Vail West provides the highest level of behavioral health services to patients of all ages in a comfortable and safe therapeutic setting. Inpatient and outpatient services are available for children, adolescents and adults who need psychiatric intervention.

Our programs are designed to assist those in crisis situations or psychiatric emergencies. Our psychiatrists, social workers, therapists and nursing staff work together to develop each patient's plan of care. Also vital to our patient programs is the continuity of care with family members, referral sources and community resources.

The behavioral health team at Stormont-Vail West treats the “whole” person and recognizes that the relationships between patients and their families, friends, peers and the community are intrinsic components to healthy living.


Recognizing and treating behavioral disorders at an early stage is critical to maintaining the health of our patients. Our psychiatrists have been trained in various behavioral health care settings. Patients will benefit from our physicians’ combined experience in the areas of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.


Behavioral Health Services at Stormont-Vail West operates 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at 3707 S.W. 6th Ave., Topeka. Preceding patient admission, an assessment is performed to determine the appropriate level of care for each patient and his or her specific program needs.

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program

The Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program is an acute, short-term crisis stabilization program that uses therapeutic interventions, groups and activities. The program focuses on psychiatric assessment, treatment planning, medication management and discharge planning which sets the patient on a course of outpatient therapy. This program accepts individuals up to age 17 who meet admission criteria. Please call (785) 270-4600 for admission information.

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Adult Inpatient Program

This program focuses on acute, short-term crisis stabilization using psycho-educational groups and activities. The program includes individualized treatment planning with a multi-disciplinary approach, discharge planning and continuity of care with community providers. Access is limited to adult voluntary admissions over the age of 18.
Please call (785) 270-4600 for admission information.

Senior Diagnostic Unit at Stormont-Vail HealthCare

This service is housed on 6-West in the South Tower of Stormont-Vail HealthCare, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave. The 12-bed unit provides psychiatric assessment, treatment and discharge planning for patients 60 years of age and older. Our multi-disciplinary treatment approach includes a comprehensive assessment with a focus on safe and appropriate after-care services. For more information or inquiries about admission, call (785) 354-6694. 

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