Cooling Centers

Designated Cooling Centers

Health officials recommend avoiding the excessive heat by staying in an air-conditioned building if possible. While going to public places such as shopping centers or libraries are options for those who don't have air conditioners in their homes, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has developed this online tool to find the designated cooling center nearest you through entering your zip code.

United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is also a great resource for finding cooling centers in the Kansas City Metro Area. United Way has a comprehensive database that is constantly being updated every day so you will have accurate information about cooling center locations.