WHO WE ARE
A Lifeline in Crisis
The Treatment & Recovery Center (TRC) of Douglas County is operated by the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
The purpose of the TRC is to provide excellence in the assessment, treatment and coordination of crisis care for all people experiencing a psychiatric, substance use, or co-occurring disorder. It serves as the lifeline for immediate access to care and connects people to community resources that put them on the journey to recovery.
The TRC is the result of collaboration and investment from numerous local institutions and agencies. It is funded through a variety of resources including the quarter-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November 2018 to improve behavioral health services and facilities in Douglas County.
HOW WE HELP
The TRC functions as an access point for services to all persons in need of urgent behavioral health care and stabilization in Douglas County, Kansas.
Treatment is unique to each person. The TRC offers a Observation unit and a Stabilization unit for adults, 18 and over. The main goal for the Observation and Stabilization units is to provide a safe , structured place for those individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis to recover.
TRC TEAM MEMBERS
Help you can trust.
The TRC has a team of highly specialized behavioral health professionals who provide compassionate care that's based on each individual's need. The team is prepared to care for those in crisis and provide a safe and guided path forward.
Team members include: Mental health professionals, peer support specialists, behavioral health technicians, licensed addiction staff, case managers and psychiatric professionals.
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URGENT CARE UNIT
What you can expect when you walk through our doors.
The Urgent Care Unit is the front door entrance of the TRC. It serves all Douglas County residents, children and adults. It is open from 8 am - 8 pm weekdays, 12-4 pm weekends, 365 days a year.
At the Urgent Care Unit, community members will have immediate access to behavioral health crisis assessments, psychiatric med evaluations/prescriptions, referrals, initial treatment planning, and coordination of care.
Assessments are led by mental health professionals who will work with you to get a treatment plan in place. Treatment plans are unique to each person. These plans may include crisis Observation and Stabilization programs or being connected with other community resources.
The TRC is a safe environment for people to seek help. EMS and law enforcement often encounter people in crisis and bring them to the TRC. In the past, jail or the hospital emergency department were their only options. The TRC has a special entrance for people in crisis who are brought by emergency responders, so they get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.
Treatment is unique to each person.
The TRC offers a crisis Observation unit and a Stabilization unit. The main goal for the Observation and Stabilization units is to provide a safe, structured place for those individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.
Our Observation Unit serves adults, 18 and over. This unit will assess, treat, and stabilize most crises in a short amount of time to get you back to your everyday life with family, friends, and work. This might entail outpatient therapy services, and/or medication management in a safe, therapeutic environment.
Our Stabilization Unit provides for longer periods of stay for those experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. It’s a safe, structured place for care coordination, treatment, and support. This is a less restrictive care setting compared to inpatient hospitalization.
Creating a plan moving forward.
The TRC provides individuals the opportunity to receive care coordination, treatment and support. Before you leave the TRC, you will be connected to additional community support for your recovery journey.