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Children’s Mental Health Treatment in Hays
Where We’re Located
205 East 7th Street
Hays, KS 67601
We changed our name! We’re now serving our community as Camber, previously known as KVC Hospitals. Click here to learn more about this exciting change.
Providing Life-Saving Children’s Psychiatric Care
Camber Hays, formerly known as KVC Hospitals and KVC Wheatland Hospital, provides psychiatric residential treatment for children ages 6 to 18 who are experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, the impacts of trauma, and other mental health conditions. We accept Kansas Medicaid plans and most private insurance plans.
Have you heard the news? We’re expanding in Hays!
We’re opening a new inpatient hospital for youth experiencing an acute mental health crisis. Beginning in January 2023, youth in Western Kansas will have more access to these critical life-saving services at a newly designed hospital in Hays, Kansas. Adding these services will allow Camber to serve over 600 more children and teens each year who are in need of immediate stabilization and compassionate mental health treatment. Click here to read an announcement with more information about our expansion in Hays including how we’re doing this important work in partnership with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).
If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health or would like to make a client referral to Camber:
Helping Kids and Families Heal
Camber Hays provides a secure and welcoming environment for youth. Our unique experiential learning center offers interactive activities such as virtual reality, emotion regulation drills, and other innovative treatment approaches. Clients receive intensive clinical services in a structured, home-like environment while attending Camber Academy, an onsite, accredited alternative education program for grades K-12. Youth in our residential program are able to receive credits, educational testing, and IEP services while enrolled in Camber Academy.
An accepting and caring philosophy is infused with 24-hour support, supervision and individual and group therapy. Camber provides private visitation rooms for family therapy, visits and evaluations. For those unable to travel, secure tele-video is available. With help from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, several renovations were completed in 2018.
Click here to learn more about services provided in residential treatment including what to expect during the admission and discharge processes.
If you’re concerned about your child or need to refer a client for treatment, complete the form below: