Mental Health Center in Garden City, KS | Compass Behavioral Health


Compass was established in 1961 to provide a wide range of evaluation and treatment programs. Each treatment and therapy program integrates the needs of the whole person to help them achieve a well-balanced life. As a professional organization that leads to discovery and innovation, we employ and retain an exceptional staff who deliver timely and quality care.

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Variety of medication evaluation and management in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Psychiatric Medication Evaluation & Management

Compass Behavioral Center provides a variety of medication evaluation and management for children and adults suffering from mental illnesses. Our healthcare professionals combine their years of experience to discover the most appropriate solution for your medication needs. Whether it be a lower, additional or alternative dosage, we’ll work with you to restore balance in your wellbeing.

CBS home, community, and schools services in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Community Based Services (CBS)

When a child is diagnosed as Serious Emotionally Disturbed (SED), they possess a condition that substantially disrupts them from functioning socially, academically, and emotionally. In order to determine if your child qualifies for CBS, one of our mental health professionals will conduct a complete assessment to discern the child’s functional abilities. If necessary, they’ll undergo the support they need to be able to function in the community and home setting.

Children are cared for by our Case Managers, Mental Health Assistants, and Wraparound TCM providers. Our CBS services can be offered within the home, community, and schools.

24/7 crisis services in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

24/7 Crisis Services

Compass Behavioral Health provides 24/7 crisis services. We are available to respond when you need us the most. Call your local Compass office during working hours or come directly in to our office. After hours, call your local Compass office and you will be transferred to a mental health professional.

Serious mental illness in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Supported Employment

Everyone deserves to hold a position within the workforce, especially those with a serious mental illness. Our employment specialists would be more than happy to search the job market for a position related to your interests, number of hours you want to work, convenient location, and other factors based on your preferences. Found a perfect potential job? We can advocate for you to your employer! Our services don’t have to end after you’ve landed the position; we can help you develop your future career plan.

Evidence-based treatment services in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Housing Program

The goal of this program is to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services, peer support and other recovery support services for individuals with a serious mental illness, who are experiencing homelessness. The program should also provide linkages to health insurance, Medicaid, mainstream benefits and sustainable permanent housing.

  • Assistance with identifying sustainable permanent housing.
  • Provide evidence-based, integrated mental health and substance use interventions for COD treatment for enrolled individuals.
  • Provide outreach case management or other strategies to address serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and co-occurring health conditions and link with and retain individuals in housing and other necessary services.
  • Engage and enroll the population(s) of focus in health insurance, Medicaid, and other benefit programs (e.g. SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP).
  • Provide or assure linkage to and support engagement with recovery support services to improve access to and retention in services and to continue treatment gains. This may include some or all of the following as appropriate for each enrolled individual:
    • Vocational, child care, educational, and transportation services;
    • Independent living skills (e.g., budgeting and financial education);
    • Employment readiness, training and placement;
    • Crisis care;
    • Medication management;
    • Peer-related supports and services (e.g., peer-led or peer-supported activities and hiring of peer staff);
    • Discharge planning; and psychosocial rehabilitation services.
Mental illness education in Dodge City and Garden City, KS


 Educating yourself on mental illness is one of the most powerful and important things you can do for yourself. Enrolling in one of our training courses will help you develop a solid foundation of understanding and compassion. It also provides the tools and resources you need to be able to identify if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of mental illness. To learn more about our training and courses, get in touch with us. Call your local Compass office to inquire about the following training opportunities! We are also available to come into your business to provide training or presentations on the topic of your choice.

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Yellow Ribbon Suicide Training
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid in Dodge City and Garden City, KS courses

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many traditional psychotherapies. ART works directly to reprogram the way which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART can be utilized with other therapies and medical treatments. The client is always in control of what is happening. ART does not involve hypnotherapy. No medication is given; however, if clients are already taking medications, ART can still be used. Clients can choose whether or not to share their most distressing memories. There are no homework assignments. The client does not have to purposefully recall the traumatic scene(s) between sessions.

Drug and alcohol evaluations and treatment in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Drug/Alcohol Evaluations & Treatment

Our drug and alcohol evaluations and treatment are established to create a positive change in your life. Through our program, individuals will first be assessed by our professional therapists or Licensed Addiction Counselors to gather a complete understanding of the client’s drug and alcohol habits. Then, they’ll participate in addiction recovery that draws upon and strengthens skills needed to live a healthier life.

Therapeutic Services for Preschoolers (TSP) in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Therapeutic School

Therapeutic Services for Preschoolers (TSP) is available in our Garden City and Dodge City locations. This eight-week program consists of a psychosocial group curriculum designed to strengthen their mental and academic skills. They’ll learn to better handle their feelings, understand their anger, problem solve and develop social skills. TSP is located on site.

Compass Behavioral Health in Garden City and Dodge also works in conjunction with our respective school districts (Garden City USD 457 and Dodge City USD 443) to offer a Therapeutic Education Program.

Compass provides the program supervisor, a clerical position, and several case managers and mental health assistants. The school district provides the facility, the principal, the teachers and the paraprofessionals.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Dodge City and Garden City, KS

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Compass Behavioral Health is where you can turn to in your time of need. Developed by Marsha Linehan, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard for psychological treatment. Originally created for suicidal individuals, it is now offered to clients who experience substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. Through weekly therapy, skills training groups and coaching calls, clients will develop a healthy perspective on life. Treatment typically lasts for a minimum of six months and lasts until you are ready to see the beauty life has to offer.

Please Contact

Maria Vela and Stacy Helm
Housing Specialist
3000 N. 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801

Cell: 620-338-4814

Nichole Butler, Program Manager
Dodge City Community Support Services
3000 N. 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801


Glenda Griffin, Program Manager
Garden City Community Support Services
531 Campusview
Garden City, KS 67846


Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I be seen for my first appointment?

Compass utilizes the Same Day/Next Day access model for therapy Intakes. This means that in the majority of cases, you can contact Compass and be seen for an initial therapy Intake that same day or the next day.

What if I need immediate help in a crisis?

Compass provides 24/7 crisis intervention services. During the daytime business hours, our staff will work diligently to meet with you the day you call in crisis. For after-hours crisis care, you can reach our local on-call staff by calling one of the following phone numbers:

i. Garden City – 620-276-7689
ii. Dodge City – 620-227-8566
iii. Ulysses — 620-356-3198
iv. Scott City – 620-872-5338

What services do you have for children/adolescents?

Therapy, Medication Management, and Drug/Alcohol services are available to all clients. In some cases, children who qualify can also receive additional services including case management, respite, attendant care, and psychosocial groups.

What services do you have for adults?

Therapy, Medication Management, and Drug/Alcohol services are available to all clients. There are additional services, for adults who qualify, which include case management, supported employment, and psychosocial groups.

Can I be seen in any office? Do you provide Televideo services?

Compass serves 13 counties in Southwest Kansas and offers Televideo for Therapy and Medication Management services. Our service area is divided into four regions with an office in the following locations: Garden City, Dodge City, Ulysses, and Scott City. We are happy to serve you in any of these locations – either face-to-face or through televideo!

Do you take insurance?

Licensed providers are credentialed with the following insurances: Medicaid, Medicare, Kansas BCBS, ProviDRs Care, Multiplan, and Aetna. There are many other insurances that cover services through us and often times Single Case Agreements can be done with the local office. If there are any questions regarding your insurance, feel free to call us so we can discuss further!

What if I don’t have insurance?

A Sliding Scale Fee can be applied to your account – this is based off of your annual income. Payment plans can also be set up. At various times, Compass has Student Interns who would be able to meet with clients at no cost.

Compass Behavioral Health helps create healthy minds, lives and communities. To learn more about the services, treatments and programs we offer, contact us by calling 620-276-7689.

Administrative Office

Compass Behavioral Health
531 Campusview St
PO Box 477
Garden City, KS 67846

Contact Us

Garden City: 620-276-7689
Fax: 620-276-6117

Dodge City: 620-227-8566
Fax: 620-225-5824

Ulysses: 620-356-3198
Fax: 620-356-3101

Scott City: 620-872-5338
Fax: 620-872-2879

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
*some evening appts available

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