Category Archives: Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center

Former Mercy Building Now SEK Mental Health and Ashley Clinic

Sites B and C are now for the SEKMHC.

Yesterday, September 11, a mental health and medical care clinic opened in the former Mercy Hospital building.

“All services with Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center will now be offered at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd.,” said Dawne Burchett, SEKMHC Manager of Prevention and Promotion. “We are very excited!”

The center will be serving from Suites B and C and hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact: 620.223.5030.

Crisis services are available 24/7 at 1-866-973-2241.

The Ashley Clinic is providing clinic service in Suite A.

The Ashley Clinic has had two doctors seeing patients in Suite A since the summer.

Dr. Jason Robinson, a urologist, has been seeing patients in Fort Scott since 2016. Starting in August, he has seen patients on the first Wednesday and the second Friday of each month.

Dr. Yi Ying Law, a general surgeon,  started seeing patients in July in Fort Scott in the afternoon on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Contact information for them is: 620-431-2500

Partners in Health Care

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center (SEKMHC) and Ashley Clinic joined to create a more accessible, efficient, and effective model of care for the citizens of Kansas, according to a previous press release.  The focus: leading integrated, whole-person care and breaking down barriers for patients.

One of the most challenging aspects of whole-person wellness is that individuals often see providers for their physical and mental health in different locations with different systems of care, according to a prior press release. With this partnership,  there can be continuity of care where all providers can work as a team to help people achieve better health outcomes.

In the ever-changing healthcare environment, SEKMHC and Ashley Clinic are committed to providing resources to their employees and becoming a preferred employer in the community, according to the release.

Ashley Clinic

Ashley Clinic, founded by Dr. Samuel Ashley and his son Dr. George “Ed” Ashley in 1938, has a long-standing history of making quality healthcare accessible in Southeast Kansas. Services provided include e-visits, convenient care clinics, laboratory services, imaging services, immunizations, diabetes education, specialty clinics, sneak peek 3D/4D sonograms, and a pharmacy with locations in Chanute and Humboldt.


Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, established in 1961 as a non-profit organization, employs evidence-based practices and a whole-person approach to provide individualized treatment to clients for better overall health. They offer services and programs in the following counties: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Linn, Neosho, and Woodson. SEKMHC has offices in seven southeast Kansas communities: Iola, Chanute, Humboldt, Fort Scott, Pleasanton, Garnett, and Yates Center.

Core services include outpatient psychiatry, therapy, consultation, chemical abuse counseling, addiction counseling, case management, educational and skill-building groups, specialty training, physical healthcare coordination, and 24/7 crisis intervention services.

SEKMHC became a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in 2022. Find more information at



Clinic Care Starting in Legacy Health Foundation Building

Legacy Health Foundation, Fort Scott.

There is clinic health care beginning once again out of the former Mercy Hospital building at 401 Woodland Hills.

Ascension Via Christi Emergency Room continues its needed services to the community in the south facing side of the building.

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center and Legacy Health Foundation announced  an agreement to secure  office space in the former Mercy building in May 2023. The building was acquired by Legacy Health from the Bourbon County Commission in October 2022.

To view a prior press release:

Legacy Health partners with Southeast Kansas Mental Health to Expand Services

The SEKMHC is working towards a move to the building, with work being done on the site.

“We do not have a move date confirmed yet for SEKMHC employees as work continues on the suites B and C,” Dawne Burchett, SEKMHC Manager of Prevention and Promotion, said. “(The)Ashley Clinic currently sees patients in suite A.”

Suite B and C are being made into offices for the SEKMHC.

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center (SEKMHC) and Ashley Clinic joined in a partnership in May 2023 at the former Mercy building.

Prior to this, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas leased the site for a clinic from 2019 until this year, when they moved to 2322 S. Main.

To view a prior press release on the new partnership:

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center and Ashley Clinic Unite

The same services that are currently offered at the SEKMHC State Street location in Fort Scott will be offered at the new site, Burchett said.

SEKMHC is currently hiring in all its locations in this region, to see the list: (

Urologist Dr. Jason Robinson is seeing patients from Suite

“Dr. Robinson has been seeing patients in Fort Scott since 2016,” Burchett said. “Starting in August, he will see patients on the first Wednesday and the second Friday of each month.”

J. Jason Robinson, MD is a urologist, according to Ashley Clinic’s website.

Undergraduate Education

University of Kansas – 1991

Medical Education

University of Kansas School of Medicine – 1995


Surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital, Truman Medical Center – 1997; Urology at University of Kansas Medical Center – 2000

Board Certification

American Board of Urology – 2002

Practice Locations

Chanute, Burlington, Fort Scott, Iola, Neodesha, Eureka


“Dr. Yi Ying Law ( will start seeing patients this month in Fort Scott,” Burchett said.  “She will be there in the afternoon on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Her contact information is the same, 620-431-2500.”

Yi Ying Law, MD is a general surgeon, according to the Ashley Clinic website.

Undergraduate Education

Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Medical Education

Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota – 2018


Houston Methodist Hospital Program, Houston, Texas – 2022

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota – 2018

Board Certification

Board Certified

Practice Locations

Chanute and this month Fort Scott


Relax & Reconnect!


Reconnect with your partner during a romantic weekend at the award-winning Cedar Crest Lodge in Pleasanton, Ks.

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center offers couples therapy focused on reconnection and repair, along with education, skill building, and the neuroscience behind it all.

Also included in your romantic, nature-inspired retreat are meals made with locally-sourced food, use of the tranquil outdoor pool, hot tub, and sauna, and access to serene hiking trails and certified wildlife habitat.

The retreat is August 25-27, 2023.

To learn more contact SEKMHC

620.365.8641 ext. 208