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Mental Health Services in Topeka

How Do I Start?

Get started at FSGC in a few easy steps

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There are two options to “Pre-Register.”

  • Call 785.232.5005 and ask to speak to Admissions. An Admissions Specialist will tell you everything you need to do and answer all your questions.
  • Online – Click here. Once you’ve completed the form, be sure to click “Submit” to send it to us. FSGC Admissions will contact you to set up your appointment. Family Service & Guidance Center has an Admissions Clinic that allows you or a family member to be seen the same day you make your first phone call or walk through the doors. More information below.

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Click “Admissions Paperwork” and “Print.” Complete and sign the documents and bring them to your first appointment. Doing this before you come to FSGC will save time. If you need help filling out the forms or have questions, call Admissions. If you have problems downloading or printing the paperwork, call Admissions and ask for the forms to be mailed to you.

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If you or your child have received mental health care services before or if you/they are currently involved in treatment, contact the providers and ask them to release any records to Family Service & Guidance Center, Attention: Admissions. You may also bring them with you to the first appointment, if you like.

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Be sure to bring your/your child’s insurance card to the appointment. If you do not have the card, try to get a copy of the card, front and back.

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FSGC provides a sliding fee scale based on household income if you live in Shawnee County. If you wish to pay on a sliding scale, be sure to bring income verification. Examples of income include:

  • Wages (copy of recent check stub or most recent tax return)
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Public Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Retirement/pension (SSI/SSDI) Child Support/Alimony – received or provided
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Other Income not listed here.

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Such as a driver’s license.

What time should you arrive at FSGC?

If you have made an appointment

Admissions paperwork is complete

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.


Admissions paperwork is not complete

  • Please arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled appointment.


We encourage you to phone ahead or pre-register for mental health services in Topeka, if possible. This helps ensure the availability of FSGC staff based on your insurance coverage.

Same Day
Access Clinic

Please arrive by 12:15 p.m. to complete paperwork and be scheduled Monday – Thursday.
  • The Same Day Access Clinic is available Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • There are limited openings each day, so if you are unable to schedule an appointment the day you come in, we will work with you to complete admissions paperwork and schedule your appointment for the next morning.
  • If you are unable to come in the next day, please use the Same Day Access Clinic another day, Monday – Thursday.

Answers to frequently asked questions

Family Service & Guidance Center is located at 325 and 327 S.W. Frazier Ave., near 6th & Gage. Note that psychiatry services are in the building at 325 S.W. Frazier Ave. If you need help finding us, call 785.232.5005 for directions or Click Here for Map Directions.

  • For the first appointment, if the individual is under age 14, at least one parent or legal guardian must attend.
  • Please check in at the front desk when you arrive. The receptionist will review your paperwork and make a copy of your insurance or medical card and identification.
  • At your first appointment, you will…

a.  Meet with an Admissions Specialist to finalize paperwork and ask questions.

b.  You will meet with a therapist at the initial appointment and discuss your treatment options.

c.  Schedule a second appointment, if one is needed.

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Don’t let little problems become big ones.

We know how tough everyday life can be. FSGC can help. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register yourself or your child for mental health services in Topeka at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll begin to heal.

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