Region 3 Behavioral Health Services

"At a Glance"


Our mission is to foster recovery and resiliency for individuals and their families who experience a behavioral health challenge.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Region 3 Behavioral Health Services was created in 1974 by the Nebraska legislature
  • Region 3 is a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska governed by a Regional Governing Board consisting of elected officials from 22 counties in Central and South Central Nebraska
  • The Governing Board oversees the behavioral health system within the 22 counties assisted by the input of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
  • The Region 3 Behavioral Health Advisory Committee brings together consumers, family members, providers, elected officials and interested individuals to assist in service planning, allocation of resources, and evaluation of system performance.
  • Region 3 works closely with the NE Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health and the other five Regional Behavioral Health Authorities in the management and oversight of the NE Behavioral Health System.


Administration & Service Provision

  • Region 3 contracts with a network of behavioral health providers to serve individuals who experience a behavioral health disorder
  • Region 3 contracts with community coalitions to provide comprehensive prevention services throughout the region
  • Region 3 directly provides individualized intensive case management services for youth and their families with multiple and complex needs through the:


Professional Partner Program serves youth and young adults who experience a behavioral health challenge.


Emergency Community Support serves transition age youth (age 14 to 26 years) and adults who have recently experienced a mental health and/or addition related crisis.


Prevention provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention technical assistance, consultation and services.


Housing provides rental assistance to individuals who experience a serious mental illness and have extremely low income.



Regular Business Hours:
M-F from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Us

4009 6th Avenue, Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68845
308-236-7669 fax

Region 3 BHS Network Directory

Nebraska Family Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veteran's Resources


DHHS - Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Network of Care