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CHNK Behavioral Health

Contact Information

Facility Hours

Monday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

Tuesday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

Wednesday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

Thursday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

Friday: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

Hotline Numbers

(844) 937-2465

Intake Numbers

(859) 292-4140


Established in 1882, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky (CHNK) is a premier provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services. Outpatient and residential services are designed specifically for youth who have experienced addiction, mental illness, abuse, neglect, or other serious trauma. Operating out of three convenient locations in Northern Kentucky, our team of 100 healthcare professionals takes a trauma-informed and family-focused approach to treatment, annually impacting over 1,700 youth and family members across the region.

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Treatment Services

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Mental Health Treatment

Accreditation and Licensure





Accepting Patients

Not Accepting Patients

Treatment Type

    • Inpatient
      • Residential
        • Short Term
        • Long Term
    • Outpatient
    • Intensive Outpatient
    • Telehealth

Facility Type

  • Non-profit

Treatment Services

  • Health Education Services
  • Case Management
  • Anger Management Services

Accepted Forms Of Payment

  • Medicaid
    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Humana
    • Passport
    • WellCare
    • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Private Insurance
  • Self-Pay
  • Payment Plan
  • Military Insurance / Tri-Care

Additional Services

  • Employment Assistance
  • Life Skills Development
  • Domestic Violence Services

Population Served

  • Age
    • Teen
    • Adult
  • Gender
    • Female
    • Male
    • Transgender Female
    • Transgender Male
  • LGBTQ+
  • Pregnant / Postpartum
  • Veterans/Military
  • Preferred Language
    • English
  • Disabled
  • Current Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Currently Receiving Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)


Referral / Admission

  • Admission criteria
    • CHNK's Private Child Care (PCC) residential treatment program provides 24/7 therapeutic care for male youth between the ages of 7 and 17 who have been removed from their families of origin due to substantiated cases of abuse or neglect. The average length of stay is eight months. Our psychiatric residential treatment program benefits youth diagnosed with one or more complex mental health conditions and who require an intensive, non-hospital clinical setting for treatment. CHNK is the only behavioral health organization in Northern Kentucky licensed to provide these services. CHNK’s Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization services benefit elementary school age youth in Northern Kentucky who experience behavioral health issues that impact their ability to navigate a traditional school environment. This approach to education creates an environment in which students with behavioral health needs can better manage anxiety, emotions, problematic behavior, and mental illness while still engaging in learning. Our outpatient services benefit school-age youth who grappling with a mental health disorder and/or addiction. We partner with multiple school districts, the Department for Community-Based Services, the Administrative Offices of the Court, the Court-Designated Workers program, and local law enforcement to identify the youth and families most in need of these services.
  • Referral process
    • For information regarding our residential referral and admission processes, please call (859) 292-4157. For information regarding referral/admission into one of our outpatient services, please call (844) 937-2465 or email
  • Referral required

Other Requirements / Policies

  • Prescription Medication Policy Details
    • 1. Upon admission the the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky (CHNK), a parent/guardian will sign a consent form for the continued use of all current medications. This consent will list the names, dosages and times of administration. 2. This consent will be documented in the resident's file. The person contacted, date of contact, method of contact, and whether approval was obtained or denied will be documented. 3. A follow-up verifying the contact will be sent to the parent/guardian within 24 hours and documented in the medical record. 4. If the guardian or the referring agency worker cannot be contacted within 24 hours of the medication change, and attempts to their supervisors have failed, a letter documenting the needed medication change and request of consent will be sent. The medication change may not occur until consent is received. 5. If the medication change is required due to an emergency or crisis situation, the change will occur and the guardian or referring agency worker shall be notified within 24 hours.
  • Gender-specific Treatment Policy
    • Self-Identified Gender
  • Outside Prescriptions Allowed

Tobacco Policy

  • Dipping
    • Not Allowed
  • E cigarettes
    • Not Allowed
  • Smoking cessation products
    • Not Allowed
  • Smoking
    • Not Allowed