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Mental Health Services

Location(s): Holton, Onaga, St. Marys

We’re here for you. At CHCS, our interdisciplinary team approach includes a thorough diagnostic evaluation as well as the proposal of a treatment plan specifically designed for you. Treatment plans are based on current scientific research and reflect the values, needs and resources of you and your family.

Hospital-Based Services

At CHCS, we provide hospital-based psychiatric care, consultation and liaison services for adults, children and adolescents who are hospitalized for medical conditions. A psychiatrist and primary care physician coordinate admissions to ensure that comprehensive assessments and care are provided.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are available at three specialty clinics that treat specific disorders within the wider range of conditions.  

You are not alone.


Specialty services include:

Psychiatric and medical care

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Bipolar disorder

Child and adolescent psychiatry

Consult and liaison with inpatients

Depression, including major depressive disorder, dysthymia (chronic mild depression) and cyclothymia (mild mood swings)

Diagnostic psychiatric screening

Family-based therapy

Generalized anxiety disorder

Geriatric psychiatric services

Individual and group therapy

Interdepartmental collaboration

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) (explosive anger)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Panic disorder

Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)/Autistic spectrum disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Schizoaffective disorder


Social anxiety disorder

For family members and friends, knowing when someone can benefit from a behavioral health assessment and treatment can be difficult.

Recognizing these signs and symptoms may help:

Depressed mood

Excessive hand washing/checking doors

Excessive worrying, anxious

Explosive anger, out of context

Fear of crowds and crowded places

Forgetfulness or memory loss


Increased confusion


Loss of interest in appearance

Poor concentration

Preoccupation with death

Problems adjusting to the stresses of aging

Prolonged grieving


Significant changes in appetite

Significant fluctuations in weight

Sleep disturbances

Social withdrawal

Sudden onset fear of losing control

Contact Us

Community HealthCare System 

Behavioral Health Care Services

To make an appointment with Dr. Heredia, call 785-889-5276

If you have a mental health emergency, please dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. 

Cassandra (Cassie) Gaddis, LSCSW, CST, CTF-CBT, LIMPH-NE, LMSW-NE

Cassandra (Cassie) Gaddis, LSCSW, CST, CTF-CBT, LIMPH-NE, LMSW-NE

Behavioral Health

Locations: Onaga, St. Marys

Position: Specialty Clinic Provider

Medical Services: Mental Health Services, Youth Services, Specialty Clinics

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Dagoberto Heredia, MD

Dagoberto Heredia, MD


Location: Holton

Positions: Psychiatry, Specialty Clinic Provider

Medical Services: Mental Health Services, Specialty Clinics

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