The Historical Roots of Veridian Behavioral Health
Veridian represents the merger of two pre-existing agencies.
* Counseling and Growth (C&G) was created in 1976 in response to community need and as an outreach of Lutheran Social Services of Kansas and Oklahoma.
* Salina Psychiatric Clinic was opened in 1989 by Salina Regional Health Center as an outpatient practice for it psychiatrists.
* In November of 2000, the assets of C&G were acquired by Salina Regional Health Center (SRHC) and transferred into the subsidiary corporation titled Veridian Behavioral Health Services (VBH).
* August 2001 saw the merger of Veridian and Salina Psychiatric Clinic and the move to a location at 1508 E. Iron. Veridian functioned as a fully independent, subsidiary organization of SRHC.
* In 2005 Veridian was designated as part of the behavioral health department of Salina Regional Health Center to provide the third component of a broad range of continuum of care. These changes occurred as the organization follows through on its goal to broaden services available to clients and provide diversification and improved treatment options. This unification allows easier access to other SRHC services that lie along a continued spectrum of care including inpatient and partial hospitalization services.