Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.


Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS), located in Independence, Mo., offers residential and outpatient treatment to individuals struggling with emotional and coping problems as well as serious mental illness. One of the facility’s programs is specifically for adults and adolescents struggling with addiction. Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc., (CMHS) was established in 1969, originally as the Independence Area Mental Health.


The facility’s website does not provide information regarding the treatment methods used at Comprehensive Mental Health Services. Participants in the Substance Use program receive case management, education, prevention, individual and family therapy, group education, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and housing and job resources. To be admitted, clients should contact the facility directly by phone.

In addition to the adult substance use program, CMHS has a program for adolescents aged 12-18 called Comprehensive Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation (CSTAR). This program provides intensive individualized outpatient treatment services up to five days a week, and includes individual and group counseling, group education, family therapy and community support. Other treatment programs at CMHS center around mental health and behavioral disorders for adults and children. The facility also has a crisis support line, a court assistance program for those who are mentally ill and have been charged with legal violations, and a home health care service for low-income clients diagnosed with chronic conditions.


The treatment team at CMHS includes psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, case managers, nurses, and other mental health professionals.


Comprehensive Mental Health Services has three residential treatment facilities and one outpatient treatment facility in its Substance Use program. One residential facility is for men only, and another is for women only. The women’s residence offers 14 beds. Images of the men’s and women’s facilities on the CMHS website show that they are residential homes, but no further information is given regarding amenities. One alum polled by gave the facility four out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.


At the time of this writing there has been one alum polled by The reviewer gave Comprehensive Mental Health average ratings overall, but stated they would recommend the facility to others. The alum gave the facility three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, four stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition. The client, who is between 26 and 39 years old, entered rehab for a dual diagnosis based on a personal search. The anonymous reviewer stayed for less than 14 days and completed treatment successfully. He or she has been out of the facility for over a year. The client agreed that Comprehensive Mental Health is worth the cost, and reports he or she did not relapse after leaving the program.


At the time of this writing, there was one former staff member, N.R., who was polled by This reviewer gave CMHS poor marks across several different metrics.
He or she gave a one out of five star rating when asked to rate the management’s willingness to put patient interests first, with one being the lowest rating. N.R. gave the facility one star when asked if management is able to inspire loyalty and a sense of community among patients. N.R. also gave one out of five stars for the management’s experience and treatment credentials.
When asked about the strengths of the facility, N.R. wrote “They take anyone.” When asked about the weaknesses he or she wrote “Poor training of staff, questionable ethics.”


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, one alum reported that they felt the treatment they received at Comprehensive Mental Health Services was worth the cost.

Reviews about Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc.

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • did not leave before tx ended
    They take anyone. Poor training of staff, questionable ethics, fraudulent funding practices.