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Heartland Behavioral Health Services is the leading pediatric behavioral health hospital in the Midwest. Located in Nevada, Missouri, we have provided exceptional quality acute and residential care for youth mental health services for over 100 years.
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Professional Referrals

If you are a medical professional looking to refer a child or teen to Heartland Behavioral Health Services, please visit our referrals page. We accept referrals 24/7.

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Learn more about Heartland Behavioral Health Services, our treatment programs for young people and what to expect during the admissions process by reading our FAQ page.

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Our History

Heartland Behavioral Health Services has been changing lives for over 100 years. Read our history page to learn more about how we became the treatment center we are today.

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Discharge Information

Learn about the discharge process and what steps come after the successful completion of one of our acute or residential treatment programs.

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The Grounds at Heartland

Read more about Heartland Behavioral Health Services, an acute and residential treatment center serving adolescents, children and youth in Nevada, Missouri.

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Our Team

Meet our dedicated staff of therapists, who work every day to serve our patients through group therapy, individual therapy and other forms of care.


We aim to address each child’s personal needs, and deliver specialized care to children and adolescents. The residential program at Heartland Behavioral Health Services utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapists to administer an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan to each patient. DBT residential services can help children and adolescents who are struggling with various mood disorders.

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Our acute care services cater to both male and female patients ages 4 through 17 and act as a short-term crisis stabilization service. Our acute admissions line accepts calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week from parents and/or referral sources in regards to young people that may be struggling and need to be placed into an intensive therapeutic environment.

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We offer a multitude of creative trauma focused therapy to allow for children to heal from traumatic stress, cope with mental illness and understand their emotions.in unique ways. These include creative arts therapy, recreation therapy, Sand Tray Therapy and more.

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses for emotional growth and learning. EAP is experiential in nature. This means that residents learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with horses, dynamic and powerful living beings. Horses act as excellent mirrors, reflecting back to people who they really are.

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Welcome to Heartland Behavioral Health Services

Patient Stories

Patient Satisfaction

4.83 / 5
I was treated with dignity and respect.
4.88 / 5
I feel better now than when I was admitted.
4.85 / 5
Overall I was very satisfied with my treatment.

* Data based on patients surveyed between July-December 2023.

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing prompt access to services in a compassionate and confidential environment.

Heartland Behavioral Health Services

Heartland Behavioral Health Services

1500 West Ashland Street, Nevada, MO 64772, USAContact Us
Toll-Free Phone Number: 800-654-9605