South Central Regional Psychiatric Hospital

About the Project

The State of Kansas and Sedgwick County are constructing a 50-bed mental health hospital in Sedgwick County. This hospital will be a secure place for adults in mental health crisis or who are unfit to stand trial.

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Advisory Panel

Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order No. 23-05 in August 2023 to "Establish an Advisory Panel for Planning, Design and Construction of a Regional Psychiatric Hospital in South Central Kansas" as recommended by the 2022 Kansas Legislature's Special Committee on Mental Health Beds directed to:

  • Review the need for inpatient psychiatric hospital beds and develop a long-term plan to address mental health needs;
  • Review the regional bed expansion plan and how the beds would be constructed;
  • Review best practices for providing the operation and oversight of the expanded beds;
  • Review the long-term fiscal impact of the additional beds; and
  • Study and develop a plan for providing a 50-bed facility with acute inpatient psychiatric beds and adult forensic beds in the Sedgwick County regional area.

Advisory Panel Meeting Dates


Ruffin Building - 6th Floor Conference Room
100 N. Broadway, Suite 630
Wichita, KS 67202
  • October 9, 2023
  • November 6, 2023

Advisory Panel Meeting Agendas & Video Recordings

November 17, 2023

December 18, 2023

February 23, 2024

December 11, 2023

January 8, 2024