ReDiscover's Kansas City Assessment & Triage Center

The KC-ATC is committed to providing rapid access to triage, stabilization, and linkage to appropriate community services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

KC-ATC is a public and private partnership between Kansas City stakeholders - EMS, courts, law enforcement, hospitals, city officials, and the Department of Mental Health - to divert persons with mental health and substance use disorders away from jails and area emergency rooms to a safe place where they can be assessed and stabilized. If needed, they will then be referred to behavioral health outpatient or residential treatment services. 

The KC-ATC is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team that includes registered nurses, case workers, mental health technicians, licensed social workers, and nurse practitioners.

KC-ATC Process

Persons 18 years and older are referred to the KC-ATC by the Kansas City Police Department or approved area hospital emergency departments. Walk-ins are accepted Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM.

A nurse and licensed team leader will immediately triage each individual - this includes a comprehensive mental health assessment, shower, change of clothes, and a meal.

Clients can stabilize for up to 23 hours in an observation room where they engage with a licensed social worker and case manager to determine a successful discharge plan.


KC-ATC Location

2600 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127

"This is a safe place. The staff here is kind and patient with the clients."

"This place is AMAZING I was spoken to genuinely by staff. I did not at all feel judged."

“Thank you for taking great care of me.”

Frequently Asked Questions About the KC-ATC