Exterior view of Crittenton Children's Center

Saint Luke's Hospital Crittenton Children's Center

For more than 125 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 model, 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

Location

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

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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

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FOX4: Adopt-an-Angel program brings holiday joy to hundreds of local children in need
FOX4 talked to Wanda Taylor about how you can help make a child's Christmas brighter this holiday season.
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KMBC: COVID-19 pandemic leads to higher rates of depression, anxiety in teens, children
KMBC talked to Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center about how the COVID pandemic has had a big impact on mental health.
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KMBC: Center School District teachers learn how to address child trauma through program developed at Crittenton Children's Center

Teachers at the Center School District learned how to help children impacted by trauma and violence through a program developed by experts at

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Several of Saint Luke’s Crittenton Children’s Center programs are supported by the Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County. The In-Home Counseling Services program is supported by The Clay County Children’s Services Fund. These programs strengthen families and protect the mental health, safety, and emotional well-being of children.