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Child and Adolescent Services

University Health (UH) Behavioral Health offers a wide array of services to help children and teens thrive. Our team of youth behavioral health specialists works with clients at our clinics, in schools and even in their homes.

Outpatient services

Many of the children we treat face a range of challenges, including mental health conditions, emotional disturbances and behavioral issues. We help them cope with their feelings while helping them build confidence and self-esteem.

Our services include:

Medication management. Medications might be combined with therapy to treat some behavioral health issues.

Counseling. We offer individual, group and family therapy.

Case management. Case managers work with children in homes and in schools. Our case managers work with our young clients, helping them develop effective coping skills.

Assessment and evaluation. Our assessments include autism testing and diagnosis.

Employment. We help individuals with severe and persistent mental illness get and keep permanent, competitive jobs by networking with businesses that allow on-the-job training and support.

Peer support and mentorship. In many ways, a behavioral health issue is a family issue. That's why we offer emotional and practical support to children and their families through programs like F.A.I.T.H. Council (Families Advocating and Inspiring Through Hope) and the H.O.P.E. Council (Helping Our Peers Excel). Many of the people you'll meet in these programs have personal stories of recovery that inspire others.

How to get help

  • Stop by University Health Behavioral Health Crossroads, 300 W. 19th Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri. Walk-in care is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12 pm. A master's-level mental health professional will meet with you and help you get the care you need. Each person who utilizes walk-in hours will be assessed and connected to appropriate services. Please bring with you if available, a photo ID, insurance card (if applicable), guardianship paperwork (if applicable), and birth certificate (for minors). For more information, call 816.404.5709 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5 pm.
  • Schedule an appointment at University Health Behavioral Health Lakewood Counseling, 300 SE 2nd Street in Lee's Summit. Call 816.404.6170 Monday through Friday.
  • Call the 24-hour crisis hotline. If you are currently experiencing any kind of mental health crisis, please call 888.279.8188 now. A crisis expert will answer your call and direct you to the right care.