Improving care and access

The University of Kansas Hospital - Marillac Campus: Psychiatric care for children and adolescents.
The University of Kansas Health System and Marillac Psychiatric Hospital have formed a partnership to expand access to acute psychiatric services for children and adolescents.

Our program provides the highest level of intensity available in psychiatric treatment for youth and adolescents. Acute treatment stabilizes patients in need of urgent life interventions and addresses mental health and wellness. Patients receive 24-hour monitoring and have access to the full continuum of behavioral healthcare and daily visits with board-certified psychiatrists. Patients can be admitted to our hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services are offered at The University of Kansas Health System – Marillac Campus.

Make an appointment

Help is available 24/7, please call:

  • 913-588-1227
  • 913-951-4444 after regular business hours
  • Toll free 844-323-1227

Learn more about the partnership.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Treatment of mental, behavioral and developmental disorders

Our child psychiatrists are medical doctors with at least three years of residency training in general psychiatry and an additional two years in child psychiatry. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral and developmental disorders in children and adolescents.

Team Approach To Diagnosis and Treatment

At the University of Kansas Health System, some of the area's leading child psychiatrists combine their knowledge and expertise to develop treatment plans for children and adolescents with psychiatric illnesses. 

We perform comprehensive examinations to evaluate:

  • Cognitive
  • Developmental
  • Emotional
  • Educational Physical
  • Genetic
  • Social factors

We collaborate to design treatment plans that may include:

  • Family or individual therapy
  • Medication
  • Referrals to other health professionals

Our physicians are faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine with board certification in child and adolescent psychiatry. As experts in their fields, they play a leading role in educating future child psychiatrists.

Research Leaders

Our child psychiatrists have been selected for participation in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN). This national network of psychiatrists answers questions about the long-term safety and effectiveness of medications. CAPTN is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in cooperation with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

TeleKidcare® Program

This special program uses Internet videoconferencing to provide face-to-face care for students who can't travel to the clinic. TeleKidcare reaches children and adolescents at schools, day cares, mental health centers and rural clinics.


Learn more about the conditions treated by our child psychiatrists.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Resources

Access these national online resources to learn more about psychiatric illnesses and find support groups.