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

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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

Health News You Can Use: Substance Use in Adolescents on the Rise Amid Pandemic
This week we are talking with Molly Pellettiere, Substance Use Counselor with Saint Luke’s Crittenton Children’s Center Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program, about the rise in substance use in adolescents during the pandemic.
KSHB: Adolescent substance abuse on the rise amid pandemic
KSHB talked to Molly Pellettiere about how substance abuse in teens can impact brain development.
KSHB: Expert shares how to help children process grief, violence
KSHB talked to Amanda Davis about the emotional impact of shootings and homicides on the community and how to help children process it all.
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.