Kansas Behavioral Health Services


Partnering to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery to ensure Kansans with behavioral health needs live safe, healthy, successful and self-determined lives in their communities.


Kansas communities support prevention and recovery throughout the lifespan.

2018 Kansas Opioid Conference

2018 Opioid Conference FlyerJoin us from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on November 15 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka to learn more about the opioid crisis at the 2018 Kansas Opioid Conference. Engaging together in this proactive effort to build a collaborative response will help to prevent the escalation of this crisis in Kansas.

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View Conference Agenda

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2019 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan Draft

The draft of the 2019 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan is linked below and open for public comment. Please address any comments you have on the plan to KDADS.BHS@ks.gov. 

About Us

The Behavioral Health Services Commission manages mental health services in Kansas, working with 26 community mental health centers across the state. In addition, it oversees addiction and prevention service programs for the State of Kansas, including targeted workforce development initiatives.. In addition, the commission works in close collaboration with the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council. The commission is also charged with overseeing the state’s two psychiatric hospitals, Larned State Hospital and Osawatomie State Hospital.

Our work is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and KDADS. KDADS is responsible by statute and holds the authority and responsibility to coordinate and provide substance abuse and mental health services in Kansas. We promote effective public policy and develop and evaluate programs and resources for behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery services.

How We Can Assist

Mental Health Task Force Final Report

Adverse Incident Reporting “AIR” System Training Video

This AIR system is designed for KDADS service providers and contractors to report all adverse incidents and serious occurrences involving individuals receiving services from the following KDADS programs: Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, Money Follows the Person (MFP), Behavioral Health, Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), Senior Care Act and Older Americans Act. To learn more about AIR and how to make a report to KDADS, please watch the training video. Should you have any additional questions, please contact KDADS.HCBS-KS@ks.gov.

Once the video starts, you can click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the screen to view the video in full screen mode.

Osawatomie Temporary Census Diversions Process

Program and Renewal Information

Click here to find documents related to the Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) waiver renewal application.