Region 3 Behavioral Health Services






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

Welcome to the Region 3 Behavioral Health Services website. We are confident that you will find the information included on our website helpful. Please take time to familiarize yourself with our website. If you have suggestions to improve our website please share them with us as your ideas and opinions are important to us.

Throughout the past several years we have been involved in efforts to transform the behavioral health system in Central and South Central Nebraska. Our system has evolved, moved in a positive direction and has an appropriate mix of services and supports for individuals across the lifespan who experience a behavioral health challenge. As the needs of those we serve change Region 3 strives to provide leadership and direction in shaping a system that changes to meet these needs.

We truly appreciate the dedicated efforts of the Regional Governing Board, the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, and the Regional Consumer Advisory Council for providing leadership in our transformation efforts and supporting the many activities designed to improve the quality of life of those we serve. We are grateful for the Region 3 Behavioral Health Network providers who provide quality and effective services in order to address the needs of the many individuals and families who need treatment and support. And, we wish to thank the many stakeholders who have shared their expertise and resources in being solution focused in helping the system to be responsive to the many needs of those we all serve.

It is through the collaborative efforts of our many partners that we are able to provide quality and effective behavioral health services.


Beth Baxter
Regional Administrator

Counties we serve: Adams, Blaine, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Loup, Merrick, Nuckolls, Phelps, Valley, Sherman, Webster and Wheeler.


Region 3 - Stories of Hope and RecoveryBHECN - Behavioral Health Ed. Center of Nebraska


We are OPEN during our

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

Latest News

  • Mind Body Strength - Service members and their families can check their emotional well-being with an anonymous self-assessment throughout the year at

Region 3 programs accredited by CARF are the Professional Partner Program and the Emergency Community Support Program

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