Headache Clinic For Referring Physicians
Headache Clinic For Referring Physicians

Goal of Clinic

Goal is to treat patients, ages 5-18, who have headaches that are associated with moderate to severe functional disability or whose headaches have not adequately responded to initial medical treatments. Moderate to severe functional disability involves significantly reduced participation in normal social, academic, and physical activities for that age and/or concerning mood changes. The clinic will use a multidisciplinary approach - psychology, neurology, anesthesiology, massage therapy, nursing, pain management and biofeedback - to evaluate each patient.

Clinic Hours and Location

Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the last Friday of every month. The clinic is located in the Pain Management Clinic on 5 West Tower.

Contact Information

Mark Connelly, PhD
Clinical Psychologist; Co-Director, Pain Management Program;
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-UMKC School of Medicine
Phone: (816) 983-6700
Jennifer Bickel
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (816) 234-3090


Please send all referrals for headache evaluation to the Section of Neurology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics by calling (816) 234-3490. A screening form will be provided to parents to complete and for use in determination if the patient is a fit for the Comprehensive Headache Clinic.

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