Guide to Pediatric Health in Kansas City

The providers you trust with your child’s health – whether it’s the pediatrician or dentist you visit regularly, or the services you need during special seasons or situations, you want someone you can trust. Our readers often ask for recommendations for mom-approved pediatricians, dentists and other kids health providers. Together with The Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, we hope this guide will help you find good partners for your child’s health and wellbeing.

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The Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

(913) 541-5437

Why wait months to see a pediatric specialist? We can see your child sooner.

Why choose the Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center?

  • Comprehensive pediatric services treating newborns to teens.
  • Full-service care, with treatment for minor conditions to life-threatening injuries
  • Dedicated pediatric ER – immediate care with little to no wait times.
  • Johnson County’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • All board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric specialists with more than 100 years of combined experience.
  • Follow-up care with a pediatric sub-specialist within a week.
  • Conveniently located just off I-435 and Quivira.
  • Free, convenient, covered parking.

When your child is sick or injured, trust the expertise of The Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center to get them back to being a kid again.


Johnson County Pediatrics

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At Johnson County Pediatrics, we specialize in helping families raise healthy and happy children. Our commitment is to help children reach their highest potential by working with parents to promote and maintain their child’s physical and emotional well–being from birth up to college years. Our Johnson County pediatricians believe that accessibility, understanding and comfort are the cornerstones for an exceptional pediatric practice. To achieve this goal, we offer convenient office hours, helpful patient resources and an outstanding level of support and expertise. So whether you’re visiting for the first time or the hundredth time, you’ll receive the same quality, educational and compassionate service with every appointment.

(913) 384-5500

Olathe Health Pediatrics

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Olathe Health pediatricians provide comprehensive healthcare for kids from birth through the teenage years. They are committed to the optimal physical, mental and social development of each young patient. Whether your child needs wellness check-ups, preventive care, health education, or diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and illnesses, our pediatricians are here to provide the best care possible for your child. Backed by the resources and expertise of Olathe Health, our pediatricians are in your neighborhood ready to help.

(913) 791-4396

Pediatric Associates


From exceptional wellness care to same-day sick visits, Pediatric Associates is the one place to find the health care your child needs. Want an appointment today? You got it. Holidays and weekends? No problem. Have a question after hours? Reach one of our physicians by phone. Choose Pediatric Associates to experience excellence in pediatric care. Visit one of our locations to learn more. 

(816) 561-8100

CareNow Urgent Care

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CareNow is a convenient access point for high-quality, compassionate healthcare, providing a wide range of medical services with extended hours seven days a week. Walk-in appointments and Web Check-In® at, an innovative service that reduces waiting in the clinic lobby.

From ear infections to muscle strains and common cold and flu symptoms, CareNow Urgent Care centers provide healthcare services to treat non-emergent medical problems that can develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention, complementing services provided by primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms. CareNow Urgent Care also offers on-site lab and X-rays.

CareNow Urgent Care urgent care locations include Blue Springs, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Overland Park North, Overland Park at Corbin Park, Raytown, South Kansas City and State Line.

(816) 561-8100

Pediatric Care Specialists

Pediatric Care Specialists

At Pediatric Care Specialists, we offer many services in one convenient south Overland Park location-across the street from Saint Luke’s South Hospital. Seven board certified pediatricians in an established practice for more than 30 years, with most taking new patients; Walk-in hours, same-day-sick appointments and Saturday morning hours by appointment; Newborn Care team that includes a lactation consultant; Skilled phone triage nurses available to personally take your calls; In-house lab services with experienced lab technician.

(833) 466-5423

Priority Care Pediatrics


The specific health choices you and your youngster make are crucial and essential to living a happy life. At Priority Care Pediatrics, we are dedicated to providing your kids with the best possible health care while creating a fun and inviting environment. We understand how overwhelming it can be when a child is sick, that is why we offer same-day appointments and after-hours consultations. Take advantage of our flexible appointment scheduling so you can avoid time-consuming and costly visits to urgent care. Whether your kid needs a quick sports physical or mental health services, Priority Care Pediatrics is the best choice for your family. Partnering with Families. Caring for Kids. Schedule an appointment today!

(816) 412-2900

Pediatric Dentists/Orthodontists

Fry Orthodontics


At Fry Orthodontics, your smile is just the start for many great things in life! Our doctors and team members are committed to providing superior service for patients of all ages while helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Fry Orthodontics is a leading provider of Invisalign and utilizes the most up-to-date technologies, including the iTero Element Scanner and self-ligating braces. Whether you’re interested in Invisalign or Braces, Fry Orthodontics offers free initial exams. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your individual goals with the doctor and to figure out the best treatment options for your smile.

Call today to schedule a FREE Exam and receive FREE Retainers for life!

Locations in Kansas and Missouri.

(913) 469-9191

Burleson Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry


Burleson Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry is a top-rated, premier orthodontic and pediatric dental practice in the greater Kansas City area. With four locations, extended hours from 8 am to 7 pm throughout the week as well as weekend appointments, your child can receive braces and pediatric dental care without you having to miss work or your children missing school, guaranteed!

Additionally, we are the only orthodontist who finances in-house, flexible payment plans, no credit checks and 0% interest up to 60 months. Paying for your child’s braces can be lower than your monthly cell phone bill!

To find out more and how to get your child a straighter, healthier smile, call us at (816) 558-3361 or visit us online at to schedule your child’s pediatric dental exam or complimentary orthodontic consultation.

(816) 558-3361

Smiles Dentistry for Kids


We are a private and locally owned, non-corporate Pediatric Dental Provider. Dr. Matt established the concept of Smiles Dentistry for Kids before we opened our doors in the summer of 2007. Our team places an emphasis on providing quality care for all children and teens but the overall experience for the entire family is a priority. Our highly skilled team takes pride in getting to know all of our families and getting them involved in oral healthcare. We value attention to detail and individualized care based on current best-practice evidence.
We strive to provide excellent dental care and make all of your child’s dental experiences comfortable and fun.Whether it’s a simple checkup or restorative care, we provide high quality comprehensive dental care through patience, understanding and compassion.

(913) 685-9990

Hello Pediatric Dentistry


Giving you and your kids something to smile about. Hello! Pediatric Dentistry brings a new kind of dental care to Blue Springs! Our staff is deeply committed to providing an enjoyable and hassle-free experience for you and your children. Our unique business model was developed by Dr. Ben Unruh, who is passionate about putting children at ease and delivering a positive, pain-free experience every visit. Our services include quiet tools, quick service, pain-free injection procedures, simple insurance & paperless billing, all in a modern setting with lots of smiles! Schedule an appointment today to experience the Hello difference!

(816) 622-2843

Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children

Jenkins and LeBlanc

Where Beautiful Smiles Begin! Everything about Jenkins & LeBlanc, Dentistry for Children from the reception area to the comfortable treatment rooms are designed to ensure the best dental care. We are proud to be a leading pediatric dental practice in the Kansas City metro, including Johns and Wyandotte County, with offices located in Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village and Shawnee. At Jenkins & LeBlanc, we focus solely on the dental care of infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs.

Prairie Pediatric Dentistry

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Located in Lenexa, Prairie Pediatric Dentistry provides a personal touch for children and their parents. Dr. Emily and her staff focus on engaging, educating, and creating a positive experience for your child. Our office is here to serve your dental needs from your baby’s first tooth through adolescence, including children with special health care needs. To learn more about Dr. Emily and our practice, call our office at 913-871-5771 or visit us at

Whole Family Care



Sesame helps you find affordable doctor appointments with a simple way to book and pay, regardless of your insurance status. We partner with pediatricians and other specialists in the greater Kansas City area to put kids and families first, with upfront affordable pricing.

Simply visit, search for pediatricians, dentists, and other specialists, book appointments instantly, and pre-pay online to lock in low prices.

From teeth cleanings to physicals, you can book it on Sesame for less. No insurance necessary.

(913) 871-5771

College Park Family Health Care


At College Park Family Care Center we know that keeping your family healthy is your top priority. That is why we have over 90 family practice providers in 7 locations throughout Johnson County to help give you healthcare where and when you need it most. Our walk-in acute care clinic is open nights and weekends and we offer online scheduling to make it easy and convenient with your busy schedule.

(913) 469-5579

Special Needs

Bringing Therapy Home

Bringing Therapy Home

Bringing Therapy Homes provides speech, language, social learning, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, parent support, special education services, and music therapy to children ages birth through 18 years of age.

Services are provided at one of our two center-based locations. We have a location conveniently located at 135th and Switzer in Overland Park, Kansas. We also have a location in Gladstone, Missouri, right off Vivian Road and 1-29.

Therapy sessions can occur one-on-one with a service provider, in a collaborative session with our therapists, or in a group setting with other children

(913) 754-6643

Summit Center for Child Development

Summit Center for Child Development is a premier clinical program that offers the advantages of intensive, individualized ABA therapy in a preschool setting. Our children get to learn alongside their peers while receiving instruction from our highly trained staff. Programs are developed to meet the unique needs of each learner and include the use of evidence-based instructional methods designed to promote skill acquisition, develop social skills, and decrease challenging behaviors. Full or part-time sessions are available and we accept most insurances.

Pediatric Vision Care

Discover Vision

Discover Vision

Discover Vision Centers offers routine, medical and surgical eye care services in Missouri and Kansas. Our practice started in 1973 with one doctor and has grown to more than 30 eye doctors in nearly every specialty. Whether you need a routine eye exam, your kids need their first pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses, or if you’re interested in laser vision correction surgery like LASIK or SMILE, we are happy to help you at any stage of your eye care journey.

(816) 478-1230

Galbrecht Eye Care

Galbrecht Eyecare

Galbrecht Eyecare’s mission is committing ourselves to provide the highest quality vision and eye health care to you, your family, and our community in a comfortable, professional, and patient friendly environment that offers kid friendly fun!

Dr. Galbrecht and our vision team are here to make your visit efficient and comfortable. Our optometrist offers a comprehensive range of family eye care and eye exam services to help preserve and improve your vision. We use state-of-the-art optometric instruments to diagnose your vision and recommend the best eyeglasses or contact lenses solutions to meet your unique needs.

Dr. Galbrecht participates in the Infant See (National program) and See To Learn (State of Kansas) programs. These programs allow infants (6-12 months) and all 3 year old a FREE eye examination to determine if the child’s eyes are developing well.

(913) 764-9300

Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!