Topeka’s regional medical community is nationally recognized for offering high-quality, low cost care. A multitude of community outreach services, including neighborhood clinics, prevention programs, and services for children and low income individuals, are provided by our two general hospitals and five specialized hospitals that collectively employ more than 8,000 persons. Specialized infant care, rehabilitation services, surgical procedures, older adult programs and comprehensive heart services are offered in high-tech, newly remodeled facilities. More than 237 physicians from 42 specialties are members of the Shawnee County Medical Society. The Kansas Dental Board reports there are 75 practicing dentists in Shawnee County.


General Medical Hospitals

Both general hospitals maintain emergency departments and have emergency room physicians on call.

St. Francis Health Center

St. Francis

St. Francis Health Center is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System and ranks in the top 5 percent of the nation’s hospitals for clinical excellence, according to HealthGrades. St. Francis provides comprehensive cancer, cardiology, orthopedic, diabetes, surgical and rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient services, sports medicine and many other programs to meet the health care needs of northeast Kansans. St. Francis has a history of offering innovative care, including the da Vinci surgical robot and state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities, such as digital mammography, PET/CT, Cardiac CT and TomoTherapy.

1700 SW Seventh Street
Topeka, Kansas 66606

Stormont-Vail HealthCare

Stormont Vail

Stormont-Vail HealthCare is a health system comprised of a 586-bed major regional medical center, Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, and 180 primary care and specialty physicians in the Cotton-O’Neil Division. The system serves the region through its network of more than 20 outpatient care facilities located in northeast Kansas, including a Heart Center, Cancer Center, Digestive Health Center and Diabetes Center. Stormont-Vail has the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the region’s only verified Trauma Center and a new, state-of-the-art Emergency and Trauma Center which opened in July 2009. Four ExpressCare clinics, three in Topeka and one in Osage City, provide after hours care for minor illnesses and injuries without an appointment. If you are new to the area and need a physician, call Stormont-Vail’s Health Connections at 785.354.5225. Staff is available 24/7 with information on the more than 180 Cotton-O’Neil physicians, including which ones are accepting new patients. In addition, Health Connections’ Ask-A-Nurse service is staffed by nurses evenings, weekends and holidays.

1500 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66604

Specialized Hospitals

Colmery-O’Neil Medical Center

V.A. Hospital

This VA Medical Center, part of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, provides a full range of medical, surgical and psychiatric treatment services for veterans. The facility has 135 hospital beds and 96 nursing home care beds.

2200 SW Gage
Topeka, Kansas 66622


Kansas Neurological Institute


The Kansas Neurological Institute is a state agency that provides services to 156 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in a residential setting. KNI’s mission is to support each person who lives at KNI to have a meaningful life, accomplished by ensuring well-being, providing opportunities for choice, promoting personal relationships, encouraging participation in the community and recognizing individuality.
3701 SW 21 Street
Topeka, Kansas 66604


Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital

Kansas Rehab HospitalThe Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital is a 79-bed hospital, dedicated to providing comprehensive physical rehabilitation services on an inpatient, acute, skilled, outpatient and day treatment basis. Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital also provides home health services in the Topeka area. Programs include, but are not limited to: amputations, arthritis, brain injuries, neurological disorders (KRH is a certified Parkinson’s facility), orthopedic conditions, pulmonary diseases, spinal cord injuries, and strokes. Other specialized services include an indoor therapeutic pool, robotic weight-supported treadmill and other state-of-the-art equipment.
1504 SW Eighth Avenue.
Topeka, Kansas 66606


Select Specialty Hospital-Topeka

Select Specialty is an acute care hospital certified by Medicare to provide extended acute care services. The hospital specializes in respiratory vent weaning, severe infections, complex wound care and other critical conditions. Serving individuals from throughout northeast Kansas, Select Specialty Hospital’s patient population is comprised of those needing acute services for a longer period of time than commonly provided in a general hospital setting. The average length of stay is 25 days. The Select Specialty Hospital is located on the 8th floor of St. Francis Health Center.
1700 SW Seventh Street, Suite 840
Topeka, Kansas 66606



Outpatient Services

Tallgrass Surgical Center

tallgrassEstablished in 2002 to provide “Surgical Excellence with Compassion,” the Tallgrass Surgical Center is a free-standing, multi-specialty, ambulatory surgery center located in west Topeka. The surgeons provide outpatient surgery in a setting offering up-to-date technology and convenient access and parking. Surgical specialties include orthopedics, ophthalmology, general, vascular, thoracic, bariatric, maxillofacial, gynecology, plastic, reconstructive, podiatry and pain management.
6001 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas 66615


Residential Services for Mentally Ill

Valeo Community Residence Program


Valeo Community Residence Program provides Residential Care for adults with severe and persistent mental illness/dual diagnosis. Residents are provided individualized, recovery focused care to help them achieve their maximum level of independence. The Community Residence Program offers long-term care, transitional care and an adult day program.
5401 SW Seventh Street
Topeka, Kansas 66606

Community Mental Health Services

Family Service & Guidance Center

Family Service & Guidance Center has been improving children’s lives since 1904. Today, FSGC is the Midwest’s leader in children’s mental health services, serving more than 11,000 children and families each year. FSGC’s broad range of services includes outpatient individual and family therapy; psychiatric services; crisis services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; therapeutic groups for preschool and school age children; the Center for Learning Disorders; outreach and prevention programs; case management; and attendant care.
325 SW Frazier
Topeka, Kansas 66606


Valeo Behaviorial Health Care

Valeo Behavioral Health Care is the community mental health center for Shawnee County. Valeo offers adult mental health and addiction recovery services in the areas of crisis intervention, substance abuse, psychotherapy, medical services, case management, supported employment, supported education, reintegration and transitional housing, homelessness assistance and peer support groups.

Outpatient Services
330 SW Oakley
Topeka, Kansas 66606
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 785.234.3300
Valeo Recovery Center:  785.234.3448

Assistive Technology Services and Pediatric Therapy Services

The Capper Foundation Easter Seals

Capper FoundationThe mission of Easter Seals Capper Foundation is to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, primarily children and their families. Services include speech/language, occupational and physical therapy, assistive technology, professional and family training, and an inclusive childcare/preschool for children with disabilities and their peer models. The Easter Seals Capper Foundation’s Autism Spectrum Resource Center provides support and training for parents and services for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Founded by Senator Arthur Capper in 1920, Easter Seals Capper Foundation is a tax-exempt corporation under the provision of the 501(c) (3) Internal Revenue Code. Over 80 % of Capper’s budget is supported by voluntary charitable contributions.
3500 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66604


Retirement and Nursing Homes

The Topeka area is home to many adult care homes that provide a range of services including nursing, assisted living, residential health care, and nursing facilities for the mentally ill. Please check a local phone directory for a complete listing. For other information call the Kansas Department on Aging, 785.296.4986.
Source: Bureau of Health Facility Regulation, State of Kansas October 2006