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Saint Luke’s North Hospital’s Behavioral Health Program is designed to meet the physical and behavioral health needs of patients facing life-disrupting emotions or mental illness.

Our team of licensed and trained specialists in psychiatry and behavioral health has one goal: to help patients get better.

Advancements in behavioral health and medications mean we can successfully treat most psychiatric illnesses. Our facility provides the therapeutic atmosphere adults with serious emotional or psychiatric illnesses need during treatment, including nursing care and medication management 24 hours a day.

Our team

Our multidisciplinary care team includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Master’s-level licensed social workers (LCSW/LMSW)
  • Master’s-level licensed professional counselors (LPC)
  • Expressive therapists (music, art, recreation)
  • Board-certified psychiatric pharmacist (RPh, BCPP)
  • Dedicated discharge planner

Emergency Psychiatric Assessment Services

A licensed behavioral health professional screens and works with Emergency Department physicians and the on-call psychiatrist when indicated to refer patients for behavioral health care.

Guide for Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville's Behavioral Health

The Patient Information & Visitor Guide provides a full listing of patient rights and responsibilities; information about patient representatives and/or support persons; and useful information to assist during a stay.

View the behavioral health patient and visitor guide in an electronic format (PDF).


Saint Luke's Behavioral Health Specialists

Behavioral Health Resources

If you are experiencing emotional distress or a suicidal crisis, call, text, or chat 988 to connect with the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Saint Luke's News

May. 15, 2023

Darren Bass Named Chief Executive Officer of Saint Luke’s Health System’s North Region

Darren Bass, DPT, FACHE, has been named Chief Executive Officer for Saint Luke’s North Region.
Jul. 29, 2022

KCTV: Minority Mental Health Awareness

Debra Richardson, LCSW, Psychotherapist at Saint Luke's Behavioral Health Specialists, spoke to KCTV about the importance of mental health in minority communities. 
May. 19, 2022

FOX4: The Great Resignation: Why People Are Leaving the Workforce and How Employers Can Change the Trend

FOX4 talked to a psychotherapist about why so many employees are quitting their jobs and what employers can do to listen and change the trend.