Exterior view of Crittenton Children's Center

Saint Luke's Hospital Crittenton Children's Center

For more than 100 years, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children’s Center has cared for the emotional and mental health of Kansas City’s children and their families. Our multidisciplinary treatment teams use evidence-based therapies to help children learn to regulate their emotions, build communication skills, and develop lifelong strategies for resilience and strength.

Backed by the resources of Saint Luke’s Health System, Crittenton Children’s Center is here for your child and family. As demonstrated by our Magnet® Recognition—a program that recognizes excellence in nursing—patient families can rest assured their children will receive personalized care by an exceptional staff, all within a safe environment where families can focus on healing.

Community support

Crittenton developed Trauma Smart®, a highly-successful, trauma intervention program, to help children in preschool through twelfth grade heal from complex or repetitive trauma. Schools, Head Start programs, and other organizations across the larger Kansas City region—and beyond—are benefiting from this innovative program.

Crittenton is always looking for caring volunteers, especially for our mentorship program. We need role models to provide teens with emotional support and help them develop the life and social skills needed to thrive as adults.

For current patients, view visitor guidelines, insurance, and billing information.

Services

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Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children's Center

10918 Elm Ave
Kansas City, MO 64134 

Phone: 816-765-6600
Saint Luke's Concierge: 816-932-5100
Admissions: 816-767-4206
Billing Information: 816-767-4285
Spiritual Wellness: 816-767-4222
Foundation: 816-767-4174
Volunteers: 816-767-4124
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Inpatient Hospitalization

Short-term care for children in immediate mental health crisis.

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Adolescent Substance Use

Proven, evidence-based help for teens struggling with substance abuse, and support for their families.

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Residential Treatment

Long-term care for adolescents who display high-risk behaviors despite previous treatment attempts.

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In-Home Counseling

Evidence-based therapy and support for children and their families in their home environment.

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Outpatient Clinic

Evidence-based therapy for children with mental illness or who have been exposed to trauma.

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Foster Care and Adoption

Helping children in need find stable and loving homes.

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Saint Luke's News

Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center expands Foster Care Services to Help More Kansas City Children
The state of Missouri extended Crittenton’s contract based on exceptional performance over the past five years. In the months ahead, Crittenton will increase the number of foster children it serves from 225 currently to 435.
KSHB: Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center offers tips for student mental health during pandemic
With schools reopening the combination of virtual learning and isolation at home is really taking a toll on children.
KCTV: Experts share how parents can help children with back-to-school anxiety amid pandemic
As children return to school remotely or in person, there is growing concern about their mental and emotional health. KCTV talked to Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center about what parents can to do help.
Children's Services Fund of Jackson County

Several of Saint Luke’s Crittenton Children’s Center programs are supported by the Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County. The fund financially supports programs that strengthen families and protect the mental health, safety, and emotional well-being of children.