Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health covers a wider spectrum of care than many people realize. It includes not only mental health, but also behavioral disorders.

As the largest behavioral health provider in the Topeka region, we provide continued care, ranging from inpatient and outpatient treatments, to children, teenagers, adults and senior patients. Whether it’s a short-term intervention or ongoing therapy, we’re committed to the long-term health of our patients.

The Behavioral Health care teams at Stormont Vail Health are strongly integrated with many other patient areas, including Primary Care, Endocrinology, the Cancer Center, Pediatrics and the Heart Center. We work to make it easy to find a counselor or therapist when you’re being treated in another department.

We treat the whole person by taking care of your physical health and mental health. We will always keep your primary care provider updated on your visits and treatments with our behavioral health specialists. We also encourage you to keep seeing your primary care provider throughout your treatment for well-balanced care (annual physicals, flu shots, etc.).

Conditions We Treat

Our specialists provide treatment for a broad range of conditions, including:

  • Depression, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum depression and bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, teenagers and adults
  • More severe disorders such as schizophrenia, delusions or hallucinations

Our Treatments & Services

Some people seek behavioral health care when the situation is urgent – for example, the patient has lost touch with reality or can’t refrain from actions that are dangerous to themselves or other people. In these situations, we offer inpatient programs to help provide safety, security and stabilization for patients.

More commonly, many people are facing recurring thoughts or emotions that are making everyday life difficult. For example, after the loss of a loved one, you might experience long-term depression, or prolonged or complicated grief. In these situations, we provide outpatient psychiatric intervention.

No matter what struggle you are having, we encourage you to call us and let our professionals help you decide what care you need.

Partner of the Community

The Behavioral Health Center invites community providers at smaller mental health practices to training events in integrated behavioral health care—providing counseling and mental health services in specific care settings. For example, a provider might learn more about depression screenings and treatment for those receiving long-term home health care.

We partner with the Topeka Police Department to provide crisis intervention team training. We provide 40 hours of training to law enforcement officers and other associated disciplines to work more effectively with those who have mental illness.

Meet Our Team

Our psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, and nurses work together to develop a care plan tailored to your unique needs. We recognize the importance of family, friends and community to healthy living, so we involve family members in the therapy and connect patients with resources in the community.

Daniel A. Casement
LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Social Worker

Daniel A. Casement
LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Social Worker

Nancy A. Lee
APRN

Psychiatry

Pir A. Shah
M.D.

Psychiatry

Shakila Tanjim
M.D.

Psychiatry Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry

George C. Wanke
LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Social Worker

George C. Wanke
LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Social Worker

Mary A. Wilson
PhD

Psychology

Next Steps For Patients

Make an Appointment

  • Call 911 in emergency situations.
  • To make an outpatient appointment at the Behavioral Health Center, call (785) 270-4600
  • For the Inpatient Program, Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program, call (785) 270-4646.

See a Primary Care Provider

  • Call (785) 270-4440 to schedule an appointment with your Stormont Vail primary care provider.
  • Not a Stormont Vail patient? Call (785) 270-4440 to set up your first appointment with one of our primary care providers.

Check With Your Insurance

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to learn about coverage. Click here for a list of Kansas Insurance Company phone numbers and websites.

MyChart

You can stay connected to Stormont Vail through our online portal, MyChart. The portal lets you schedule an E-Visit or appointment, renew prescriptions, view your medical records and test results, and contact your care team.

MyChart Login Learn More About MyChart

Next Steps For Referring Providers

  • If you are a Stormont Vail provider, refer your patient via the Epic work queue.
  • If you are an outside provider, call (785) 270-4600 to refer your patient.