About Horizons

About Horizons

A Tradition of Compassion

Horizons Mental Health Center is proud to offer a long tradition of delivering compassionate, quality services to those in our communities. We take great pride in fulfilling our organization’s mission through each and every interaction with those we serve.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission — Enhancing the quality of life through integrated care.

Vision — To be the behavioral health treatment center of choice through access, integration, and outcomes.

Core Values — Our core values are the foundation of who we are and what we strive to be:

Our History

On July 1, 1968, Kingman and Reno Counties officially merged their resources and opened the Kingman-Reno Mental Health Institute in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Institute opened its doors with 200 people on the waiting list. Over the next seven years, Pratt, Harper and Barber Counties joined the Mental Health Institute to create its present service area. Horizons currently operates offices in each of the five counties. In 1978, The Mental Health Institute merged with what is now known as Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and became a member of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare Family. The Mental Health Institute became Horizons Mental Health Center in 1985.

The staff of Horizons works to fulfill the mission of Horizons through providing services that support the treatment of individuals and families in their communities. Today Horizons offers a full range of behavioral and mental health services to over 6,000 individuals and their families annually. Services include individual and family therapy, psychological testing, child and adolescent services and community services for adults with mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbances.

Horizons Mental Health Center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services to provide comprehensive mental health services. Services are offered to everyone, and denied to no one due to inability to pay.

Message from Our CEO

Welcome to the website of Horizons Mental Health Center. I hope you will be able to find the information you need about Horizons, our staff, mental health issues in general, or how to access our services.

Horizons has a dedicated staff of qualified professionals with years of experience helping individuals and their families. No matter what life struggle you are in, Horizons is here, willing to provide a variety of therapeutic services to assist you and your family. Horizons also offers community education services if you are looking for someone to give a talk to your organization on a mental health topic. Whatever your need, Horizons Mental Health Center is here to help.

Vikki Mader, Horizons CEO, in the foreground looking at the camera and smiling with a blurred out, brown background.

Vikki Mader, RHIT
Chief Executive Officer

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