Psychiatric Hospital

Crittenton Children's Center

Since 1979, when Crittenton opened the first children's psychiatric hospital in Kansas City, it has cared for patients ages 4 to 18 suffering from serious psychiatric problems.

Each patient admitted to the secure, 54-bed hospital receives:

  • Care from a board-certified psychiatrist
  • Treatment from a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health professionals
  • 24-hour supervision from a registered nurse

Our behavioral health team helps patients understand their problems and learn to manage their emotions and behaviors. This includes learning:

  • Anger control
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication skills

Crittenton also features a pre-adolescent program, where young children receive separate therapy and treatment from older adolescents.

Contact us

For more information about Crittenton Children's Center, call 816-765-6600.