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The BNC is the designated community mental health center (CMHC) and the certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) for Douglas County, KS.



The mission of the BNC is to advance the health of the Douglas County community through comprehensive behavioral health services responsive to evolving needs and changing environments. 


All BNC team members are committed to living out the values of compassion, integrity, equity, on a foundation of hope in all that we do serving those in need.




The Bert Nash Center (BNC) provides innovative, research-based services that address diverse behavioral health needs of children, families, and adults. BNC offers education, consultation and outreach services promoting wellness, addressing health disparities, and early identification of behavioral health concerns warranting professional help. The team at the Bert Nash Center includes highly trained professionals dedicated to providing person-and family-centered planning that includes, prevention, community inclusion and support.

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In addition to individual and group therapy services,
the BNC provides:


  • individual therapy

  • group therapy

  • family therapy

  • school-based services,

  • psychiatric medication services,

  • case management,

  • homeless outreach,

  • transitional housing,

  • urgent care/crisis services,

  • forensics and serving those justice-involved

  • assertive community treatment

  • several evidence-based practices including: Peer Support, IDDT (Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment), IPS supported employment (Individual Placement and Support), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Who We Serve


The BNC serves all Douglas County community members by offering a wide range of supports for youth, families, and adults seeking behavioral health care. To view Douglas County specific demographics, please visit

The data below is from 2022.


Total Clients Served

No. of Clients Served by Age

No. of Clients Served by Income

Primary Diagnosis

Major Depressive Disorder:
Recurrent Episode, Severe
Major Depressive Disorder:
Recurrent Episode, Moderate
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

New Clients Served


% of Clients Served by Gender

% of Clients Served by Race/Ethinicity

Top Referral Sources





We plan to continue to make this vital community resource better every year.

To continue to learn more about our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and the ways in which we plan to expand and enhance our services to better serve our mission, visit our Strategic Plan page.

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