934 N. Water
Wichita, KS 67203
If you need immediate assistance, please call our Crisis Line at 316-660-7500.
For a first appointment, please call 316-660-7540 or click here to learn more about about accessing our services.
For general inquiries, please click here.
316-660-7500 – 24-Hour Crisis Line
635 N Main, Wichita, KS 67203
316-660-7525 – Administrative Office
316-660-1897 (Fax) TTY 1-800-766-3777
The Community Crisis Center is your 24-hour resource for
mental health assistance and suicide prevention.
More than 70,000 calls are processed through the crisis hotline annually. In
addition to telephone intervention, CIS provides face-to-face intervention
services, including a mobile crisis unit. When a client comes to the CIS
facility, clinical staff are available for intervention, crisis treatment planning
to provide referrals to other community resources. When appropriate, the client
will see a medical provider to assess the need for medication. A number of other
services are provided under the CIS umbrella, which play a crucial role in
helping clients deal with their emergencies. These are described below in
Suicide Prevention Services: Crisis
Intervention Services is the suicide prevention service for Sedgwick County. At CIS, priority is given to the assessment
and intervention with callers who may be at risk for suicide. CIS is involved
with the Sedgwick
County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Stress/Trauma Assistance Team (STAT): The STAT consists of
mental health professionals who are trained to help children, adolescents,
adults and families following a disaster or traumatic event. The goal of the
response team is to provide support, reduce the emotional impact of the incident
and accelerate the recovery process. A request for assistance from the team can
be made by calling the crisis hotline at 316-660-7500.
Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU): The Mobile Crisis Unit is
comprised of two CIS staff – one master’s level therapist and one case manager.
MCU services can be requested by calling the crisis hotline at
316-660-7500. The goal of MCU is to provide emergency assessment when the
individual is at risk for psychiatric hospitalization and is unable to come to
the center for assessment.
Community Assessment Program for Seniors (CAPS):
This program serves adults 60 years of age or older who are
residents of Sedgwick County and are identified as at risk for mental health
issues. Referral to this program can come from anyone by calling 316-660-7500. In
the CAPS program, therapists meet with individuals at their home for up to three
visits at no charge to the senior or their families. The CAPS therapist will
assess, intervene or refer as appropriate should the individual need further
Medicaid Pre-Admission Screening: CIS is
responsible for screening adults, children and adolescents who have or are
eligible for Medicaid and are being considered for admission to a local
psychiatric treatment facility. The pre-admission assessment determines the
appropriateness and need for inpatient services and explores other community
State Hospital Pre-Admission Screening: CIS
is the gatekeeper for Osawatomie State Hospital. Any individual within
Sedgwick County referred for admission to a state hospital must
be screened by staff from CIS to ensure the appropriateness and need for state
hospital services and to confirm that all appropriate local services have been
Pre-Petition Screening: Crisis Intervention
Services works in conjunction with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s
office in the filing of mental petitions (petitions for involuntary treatment).
Any individual wishing to file a mental petition without a statement from a
physician recommending involuntary treatment will be directed to CIS for
pre-petition screening prior to the filing of the actual petition. CIS staff
will meet with the petitioner to ensure that the situation meets the criteria
for a mental petition and that all efforts have been exhausted to initiate
assessment and treatment services at a voluntary level.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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