Johnson County Mental Health Center

Deaf Unit
1125 W. Spruce Street
Olathe, Kansas 66061 (Show in Google Maps)
913-782-2100 (voice)
913-715-7855 (tdd)

CONTACT

HOURS

Weekdays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Emergency Contact: Afterhours Staff, 913-826-1615 [Voice]
Program type: Community mental health center or other multi-service mental health facility

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
County

DEAF PROGRAM
Year established: 1986

SERVICES ROUTINELY AVAILABLE TO DEAF PEOPLE

  • Outpatient services
  • Supported living
  • Vocational training

FEES

Service fee for deaf clients? Yes
Fee covered by third party? Yes
Adjustable fee (sliding scale)? Yes

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Staff total: 383 # fluent signers: 15
Service Providers Deafnicity: deaf, hearing, hard of hearing,
Interpreting services provided? Yes
Interpretering services are provided by the county government accessibility program which employs 5 full time staff and contracted freelancers certified at the highest level. When appointments are made and interpreters are needed (i.e.: psychiatric appts, hearing family members in sessions, etc.) an interpreter request is submitted through our computer system.

ACCESSIBILITY
Assistive technologies available: TTY/TDD, amplified phone, flashing signal for doorbell/phone, visual signal device for emergencies (fire alarm),

Facilities accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Facilities accessible by public transit? Yes

COMMENTS
Elaboration: Suzanne Dennis, the Supervisor/Statewide Coordinator is deaf herself and signs fluently. A 1996 graduate of Gallaudet University.

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