Crisis Services

Crisis Services
Valeo’s Crisis Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone age 18 and over who is experiencing a crisis can walk in anytime day or night to meet with a crisis clinician. Crisis Clinicians can provide crisis counseling, assess the need for additional support services, assist in facilitating psychiatric hospitalization, and screen for state hospitalization. The crisis department is also available to provide community education on suicide intervention and stress management.  
Crisis Diversion Services
Crisis Diversion serves individuals experiencing severe mental illness and focuses on interventions, symptom management, health and wellness, medication management, and coordination of community resources. Our goal is to provide immediate, short-term intervention services to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis as a safe alternative to hospitalization or jail. 
  • Crisis & Transitional Residential Housing
  • In-Home Support 
  • Community Medication Outreach
  • Crisis Case Management 
  • Crisis Intervention Team Co-Responders
  • Crisis Mobile Response 
Crisis Intervention Team
Topeka/Shawnee County Crisis Intervention Team is a partnership between law enforcement, mental health providers, and community volunteers that provides training and interventions for a mental health crisis with the goal of diverting individuals from incarceration and referring to appropriate treatment services. This program enhances safety for consumers, officers, and the public. 
Residential Care
  • The Residence- Short term, Crisis Oriented Residential Stay (3-5 days)
  • Roosevelt Place- Transitional Residential Living (up to 6 months)
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Daily Groups
  • Access to Behavioral Health Practitioners  
Intake Services
Overview of Intake Services
An Intake is the starting point to receive outpatient behavioral health services at Valeo. During an Intake, a clinician will complete an initial mental health assessment to determine appropriate mental health services, and will make referrals after the completion of the assessment. Referrals may be made to individual and/or group therapy and medication evaluation. For those clients meeting eligibility requirements, referrals can also be made to case management services, psychosocial groups and employment and education services.
How to access an intake appointment 
  • Valeo’s Intake Department is located at 400 SW Oakley in the Crisis Center.
  • Access to Intake Services is on a walk-in basis. Clients are welcome to walk in between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm M-F to receive access to an intake. Appointments each day are scheduled in order of arrival until the day’s clinic is full.
  • For more information, call 233-1730, ext. 6360.
Population Served
  • Valeo BHC serves adults age 18 and over.  
  • Valeo BHC serves residents of Shawnee County or who report household income from within Shawnee County.
  • Valeo BHC offers accommodations for physical disabilities, sign language, and language interpreters as needed.
Preparing for an Intake, please bring:
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card (co-pay expected at time of visit)
  • If no insurance, a minimum of $15.00 is expected at time of service
  • Proof of income
  • Medication List
Download the following forms to bring with you on the intake:
Valeo Behavioral Health Care Crisis Center
400 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS 66606

Valeo’s 24 Hour Crisis Line: 785-234-3300
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition:  [Recommended link]

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