About Us

The Bert Nash Center is a nonprofit community mental health organization offering a wide range of outpatient services. It was founded in 1950 in memory of Dr. Bert Nash (1898-1947), a University of Kansas educational psychologist and community leader dedicated to improving the health of Kansas children. Today, the Center is a licensed, comprehensive mental health facility committed to providing research-based services to improve the lives of Douglas County residents.

The Center provides a number of outpatient therapy options for adults and children, including individual and group therapy and several specialized services. The Center employs psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, educators, case managers, employment specialists, personal attendants, along with administrative and support staff. For information on specific services, visit the Services page.

As the only comprehensive mental health facility in Douglas County, we are committed to being financially and physically accessible to every resident of the county. Sliding-scale fees are available to Douglas County residents, according to financial ability and access to all other available resources (insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.).

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

Committed To

  • Quality and accessibility
  • Innovation
  • Education and advocacy
  • Strong partnerships
  • Service integration
  • Financial stability

Our History

To learn more about the history of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, please visit our 60th Anniversary site.