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

Exterior view of Crittenton Children's Center in Kansas City, Missouri

10918 Elm Ave
Kansas City, MO 64134


Admissions: 816-765-6600
Billing: 816-767-4285
Spiritual Wellness: 816-765-6600
Volunteer Services: 816-767-4124

Since 1896, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children's Center has served as the region's premier psychiatric care provider for children, adolescents, and their families.

The Crittenton difference:

  • Provides more actively practicing, board-certified psychiatrists than any other similar facility in the region
  • Uses multiple evidence-based therapy interventions to ensure the best outcomes for patients
  • Trauma Smart program is a highly-successful, early-childhood trauma intervention program designed to help heal children 3-5 years of age
  • Licensed as a psychiatric hospital by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Licensed as a Child Placing Agency and Residential Child Care Agency by the Missouri Department of Social Services-Children's Division
  • Mentorship program provides role models to give emotional support and help teens develop the life and social skills they need to thrive as adults


Visiting guidelines
Social visits and telephone calls are important to each child’s progress in treatment and are encouraged. Standard hours for visits are:

  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1 – 3 p.m.; 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Holidays: 12 – 6 p.m.

Suggested calling hours are:

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Spiritual Wellness
A chaplain consult can be requested through your child’s doctor or therapist or by calling the chaplain at 816-765-6600.


Insurance Accepted
Financial Assistance

Patient advocate
The Patient Advocate serves as a liaison between patients, their families or representative(s), and the hospital. To reach the patient advocate, call 816-765-6600.

Patient rights and responsibilities
Quality patient care is a primary concern of Saint Luke’s Health System. The goal of patient rights and responsibilities is to improve care, treatment, services, and outcomes by protecting and promoting each patient’s rights.

Saint Luke’s Health System complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. View patient rights and responsibilities.

Language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 816-932-6145.

Saint Luke's News

Better Kansas City: Open the conversation surrounding suicide
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Amanda Davis shares how to open the conversation with teens and children, as well as what stressors can trigger harmful thoughts with Better Kansas City.  
FOX4: Behaviors Behind Bullying
FOX4's Megan Dillard came to Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center to learn more about some of the behaviors behind bullying.