Sumner Mental Health Statement Regarding Stay-At-Home Order

STATEMENT BY SUMNER MENTAL HEALTH REGARDING STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

As an essential service under the Stay-At-Home Order issued by the Sumner County Health Officer,
Sumner Mental Health Center will begin providing mental health and substance abuse services to its
consumers and families on Monday, March 30, 2020 via telephone and/or tele-video. The use of this
everyday technology to ensure continuity of care in a safe and effective way will both meet the needs of
our consumers and assist in the effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our staff has been
contacting consumers who need an appointment transitioned to tele-health services. If you have an in
person appointment after this week and have not had an opportunity to visit with your SMHC provider,
please call 620 326-7448.
Although Sumner Mental Health Center will be closed to the public as of Monday, March 30 th , until
further notice, we will still be administering injections and a limited number of medication evaluations
on an in person basis. Emergency services during office hours (Monday thru Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM) will
be available by calling 620 326-7448 and informing staff that you are in crisis. When you arrive at SMHC
for an in person appointment, please call reception at 620 326-7448 to be admitted to the building.
After hours, weekend, and holiday 24/7 emergency services shall continue, as usual, by calling 1-800-
369-8222 to report a crisis or you can go to the nearest hospital emergency room; directly to the
emergency room at Via Christi 3600 East Harry St, Wichita, Kansas, or to the Comcare Crisis Center 635
North Main, Wichita, Kansas.
We are aware that in times of uncertainty and crisis, the need for services due to anxiety, depression,
and social isolation increases, and Sumner Mental Health Center is here for the residents of Sumner
County, Kansas. Additional information will be made available to the community, as needed, on our
Facebook page and at www.sumnermentalhealth.org

Terrence Nichols

Author: Terrence Nichols

Terrence Dean Nichols (T.D.) was born and raised here in Wellington, KS. After graduating from Wellington High School in 2008 Terrence focused on his photography and skateboarding while working small part time jobs. Terrence enjoyed working with kids as a Paraprofessional at Washington Elementary for 3 years Before becoming the videographer/film editor for Studio 55 in early 2017.