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Who we are

University Health is an academic medical center providing quality healthcare to the Kansas City community and beyond, for those with the very best insurance and those with no insurance at all.

University Health doctors, in affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC), teach the doctors of the future. They stay ahead of medical advances, providing innovative instruction to students and cutting-edge care to patients. Being an academic medical center, University Health takes the toughest cases, so our healthcare providers can handle whatever you bring us.

With two acute care hospitals (one in the UMKC Health Sciences District just south of Downtown and a second location in Southeast Kansas City near Lee's Summit), Kansas City's largest behavioral health program, University Health, downtown's only freestanding specialist and surgery center, and a Women's and Primary Health location under construction, UH provides care from birth through senior years.

Speaking of birth, University Health delivers nearly half of all babies born in Kansas City, Missouri, each year. Both of our Birthplace locations—at University Health Truman Medical Center (UH TMC) and University Health Lakewood Medical Center (UH LMC)—have a Children's Mercy connection. In University Health Women's Care The Birthplace at UH TMC, that connection is literal—with high-risk pregnancy experts, moms and babies crossing the Bridge of Hope each day.

University Health also is one of only two American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Trauma Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. Our trauma team sees it all and saves lives every day.

From chronic care to cancer care to cardiac care, from overcoming sports injuries to tackling stress and anxiety, we've got this.

In addition to its hospital facilities, University Health has primary care clinics throughout Jackson County. University Health takes healthcare to the community whenever possible, with teams taking health screenings, health information and fresh fruits and vegetables to schools and sites around the city.

University Health is known for having the Brightest Minds and Biggest Hearts in Kansas City. This is where academic experts and compassionate care come together.


University Health is an academic health center providing accessible, state-of-the-art quality healthcare to our community regardless of the ability to pay.


Leading the way to a healthy community.

UMKC Health Sciences District

12 neighboring healthcare institutions

Kansas City's UMKC Health Sciences District is a cooperative partnership formed in 2017 by 13 neighboring healthcare institutions on Hospital Hill:

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City and its
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing and Health Studies
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Dentistry
  • University Health
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Kansas City, Missouri Health Department
  • Missouri Department of Mental Health Center for Behavioral Medicine
  • Jackson County Medical Examiner
  • Diastole Scholars' Center
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
  • Charlie's House.

What is the new health district?

The UMKC Health Sciences District is a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science healthcare, and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Its approximate boundaries are from Oak Street to the west, 25th Street to the south, 20th Street to the north and U.S. 71 to the east.

What is the district's purpose?

The UMKC Health Sciences District brings together healthcare partners in the Health Sciences District area. Working as one, they will create new potential for collaboration on research, grants, community outreach and shared wellness for employees, faculty, students and surrounding neighborhoods.

The UMKC Health Sciences District represents a new chapter in advancing the healthcare, outreach and medical education throughout greater Kansas City.