HPMHC is the comprehensive Community Mental Health Center for Northwest Kansas. We offer counseling, therapy, substance use disorder treatment, community-based support services and psychiatric services. We’re Here for You!
208 E. 7th St.
High Plains Mental Health Center is a licensed community mental health center dedicated to the aggressive pursuit of providing a comprehensive mental health program to the residents of Northwest Kansas. Embodied in this pursuit are fundamental principles of establishing quality services as close to home as possible, at an affordable fee, and delivered in the least disruptive manner available. Such services will offer a continuum of care so that treatment can be individualized, and our staff can respond quickly and compassionately to those reaching out to us.
Meet Our Team
Meet our administrative leaders and view a directory of our clinical and medical service providers. Our staff includes social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and nursing staff to provide comprehensive services.
High Plains was created in 1964 through joint efforts of the County Commissions in Ellis, Rooks, Phillips and Norton counties. Kansas law gave local government the authority to create single or multiple county mental health centers.
Our funding is a mixture of federal, state, local, self-pay and insurance sources. The largest portion is from Fee for Service, The second largest revenue source is from the State of Kansas. We also receive funding from the counties we serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment?
When you call the Center at (785) 628-2871, we will put you in touch with a mental health professional to help you get started.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
• Insurance card
• Verification of household income (W2s or last three pay stubs)
• Cost of any co-pays your insurance requires
If your insurance is provided through a family member, please have their Social Security number and date of birth available. We may not be able to access your insurance without this information.
Will insurance pay for services? How is billing done?
During your registration, you will be asked to provide information about insurance and income in order to determine your payment rate. Fees vary according to the services provided and are comparable to or lower than the cost of similar services in private agencies. High Plains is an approved provider for mental health services for many insurance providers. Our staff files claims to private insurers, Medicaid (Kansas), and Medicare. Clients without insurance may qualify for sliding scale fees based on income. Payment is expected at the time service is provided. Services are not denied based on ability to pay.
How do you verify insurance, so I know how much to pay?
Our staff is dedicated to make every effort to verify insurance benefits. However, what you will actually pay depends on your insurance policy fee. Most often we will not be able to get information regarding the fee from your insurance company prior to your visit. We highly encourage you to confirm that the High Plains Mental Health Center is “in-network” for your coverage and if not, does your policy cover “out-of-network” benefits for the High Plains Mental Health Center.
What is the policy for confidentiality?
Maintaining confidentiality is essential. Information you share with members of our staff will not be given to any other person without your written consent, or in special situations defined by law.
What can I expect when I call for services?
Full-Time Offices: Colby, Goodland, Hays, Norton, Osborne, Phillipsburg
Community Outreach Offices: Atwood, Hays, Hill City, Hoxie, La Crosse, Ness City, Oberlin, Plainville, Quinter, Russell, Sharon Springs, Smith Center, St. Francis, WaKeeney
208 E. 7th, Hays, KS
Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tues. to Fri.: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday