Department of Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliates

Psychiatry residents receive a broad range of experience at Center for Behavioral Medicine, Truman Medical Center, The Veterans Administration Health Services of Eastern Kansas, and Saint Luke’s Hospital System.


cbm_200w Center for Behavioral Medicine, the home base for the Residency Program, provides long-term psychiatric care to patients from Kansas City and the western part of Missouri, specializing in active treatment for the most seriously ill patients. UMKC faculty also provide clinical services at Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health Network. Behavioral Health averages 15,000 outpatient visits each year, provides consultation liaison psychiatric services to TMC’s medical, surgical and emergency services, and operates the Psychiatric Emergency Room and 50 acute psychiatry bed on Hospital hill, in the same facility as CBM. Residents have easy access to educational resources and program administration regardless of clinical assignments.



Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill provides a broad array of acute and outpatient services to a diverse patient population. The medical center is known for excellence in emergency and level I trauma services and also is recognized for programs in asthma, diabetes; HIV/AIDS services; obstetrics/high risk obstetrics, and women’s health.  On an annual basis, the 237-bed medical center admits more than 11,500 patients, provides more than 212,000 outpatient visits and has over 54,000 emergency department visits. TMC has 329 physicians on staff.