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

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COVID-19: Saint Luke's is temporarily limiting visits to patients at all emergency rooms and hospitals. Learn more.
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
Saint Luke's is immediately instituting a temporary "No Visitors" rule at Crittenton Children's Center. The only exemption will be during patient discharge. At that time, one parent or guardian will be allowed on campus. 

In addition, all social and recreational outings will be temporarily canceled or postponed to further limit community exposure. Essential appointments off campus, such as medical appointments, will continue. 

Telephone calls are important to each child’s progress in treatment and are encouraged.

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

41 Action News: Amanda Davis, Saint Luke's Hospital of KC Crittenton Children's Center
KSHB: Expert says parents should have 'the talk' with children of all races

Talking to kids about race and ethnicity is important and should be discussed with all kids.

Flatland: KCPT's digital magazine
KCPT: Flatland: Pandemic Spurs Concern About Suicide Among KC-Area Youths
Mental health experts at Crittenton have put their own spin on a term that is now familiar to all of us: Instead of “social distancing,” their phrase is “physical distancing.”
KMBC: coronavirus impact: Amanda Davis - Saint Luke's Crittenton Counselor
KMBC: Teens feeling affect of Coronavirus pandemic
Many people are experiencing anxiety over milestone events being canceled and that is no different with teenagers. An expert at Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center spoke with KMBC about how teens may be experiencing anger or grief over not being able to experience some events because of the pandemic.