Central Kansas Foundation, Salina, Kansas

Western Kansas
1805 S Ohio
Salina, KS, 67401

Central Kansas Foundation Overview

Located in the city of Salina, Kansas, Central Kansas Foundation is a mental health and substance abuse treatment center which offers comprehensive and quality care to individuals seeking residential and outpatient treatment. The facility was founded in the year 1967 by a recovering alcoholic and is committed to providing treatment to clients suffering from mental health and chemical dependency issues in a therapeutic environment. The facility is funded by the state and also operated on a sliding scale basis so that no one is incapable of getting treatment due to finance issues. With a program rooted in 12-steps and evidence-based practices, clients can find adequate care here.
Clients seeking residential treatment most likely need detoxification to help stabilize their body and the treatment facility offers social detox. This method of detox is offered to clients whose addiction is not too severe. Those with severe substance abuse issues and seeking medically monitored detox will be referred to an outside facility, as such is not offered here.
Medication management is not offered as the facility does not offer medical doctors or psychiatrists on-site. Clients with physiological issues might not find adequate care here, but the facility makes available a nurse who comes Monday through Friday.
The treatment approach is heavily rooted in 12-step and talk therapy. Topics addressed during group therapy include family dynamics, trauma, anger management, life skills, and introduction to the 12-steps. The facility only offers two counselors on-site meaning that each counselor has a heavy workload. Due to this, clients only attend individual counseling once a week. All programs and group meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are offered on-site. A family day which involves loved ones of clients joining therapy and educational lectures occurs once weekly, and visitation is limited to this day only. Except on the family day, no visitations are allowed at all.
After a primary program, clients can step down to a less intensive program, which could be outpatient treatment and partial day treatment. Programs and group sessions offered in the outpatient program ranges from two-hour sessions once a week to three-hour sessions three times a week.

Accommodation and Food

The facility offers a 20-bed housing to clients, which was once an office building that was later converted to a treatment facility. Two clients share a small basic room that comes furnished with basic amenities such as bunk beds. The building offers three group rooms where all therapy is done and all clients are entitled to three meals a day. Food offered to patients are basic and they include staples such as soups, sandwiches, salads, pasta, and many more. Clients with dietary restrictions and allergies are put into consideration as well.
An exercise room is available to clients and it comes equipped with a weight lifting machine and two treadmills. Smoking is allowed but at designated areas and times. All cigarettes must be gotten or purchased before arrival at the facility, and all kinds of e-cigarettes and tobacco are not allowed.

Treatment & Therapy

Central Kansas Foundation offers different therapy and treatment programs to clients depending on the unique needs. Some of these are:

  • Treatment Options
  • Residential treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Medication-Assisted treatment

Residential Treatment

The facility offers a residential treatment program that is intensive, highly monitored and structured to help treat clients with substance abuse disorders, as well as other issues. The aim of this program is to help clients heal and begin the journey to long-term sobriety. Treatment is based heavily on 12-step and rooted in evidence-based practices.
The following conditions are treated at the facility:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol and Drug abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders

Central Kansas Foundation Therapy Options

Central Kansas Foundation offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Coping skills
  • Family program
  • Relapse prevention
  • Talk therapy
  • 12-step


Central Kansas Foundation costs $4500 for a 30-day treatment at the facility, but this price may depend on the kind of treatment and level of care a client requires. A sliding scale mode of payment is utilized, which means that treatment price is determined based on the household income of the client. The facility accepts most major insurance plans and also is also state funded.


Central Kansas Foundation is fully accredited by the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Centers).

Central Kansas Foundation Advantages

The facility offers residential and outpatient programs to clients struggling with mental health and chemical dependency by delivering 12-step, talk therapy, and other evidence-based treatment methods. They also offer social detox to clients seeking detoxification services.
The facility is relatively spacious and conducive for treatment. Generally, electronic devices are not allowed in the facility, cell phones are allowed but are stored with a staff. The facility serves three well-balanced meals per day.
Generally, the facility offers meticulous, structured, and intensive programs to clients suffering from severe substance abuse and mental health issues.


The staffs include Doctors, pharmacy specialist, psychiatrists, licensed therapists, nurses and more.

Shane Hudson
President and CEO

Shane Hudson is in charge of overall planning, innovation, and agency analysis to expand the services at the facility. When Shane Hudson joined Central Kansas Foundation Addiction Treatment, he was assigned with several leadership roles which he excelled in. In April 2018, he obtained the CEO position.

Lane Mangels
Chief Operations Officer

Lane administrates maintenance staff, clerical and human resources. He is also involved in conserving and keeping up the CARF accreditation documents. He joined Central Kansas Foundation Addiction Treatment in 2018.

Kimberly Spencer
Chief Clinical Officer

Kimberly is in charge of the hospital programs including outpatient and residential treatment programs. Kimberly always tries to make sure that clients receive a high standard of treatment from the programs.

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