Heartland Community Health Center http://heartlandhealth.org Hours: M-F 8:30-5, W 8:30-7 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:50:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Back to School with Heartland 2015 http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/07/back-to-school-with-heartland-2015/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/07/back-to-school-with-heartland-2015/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:43:17 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2903 Back to School with Heartland will be Monday, August 10 […]

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Back to School with Heartland will be Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14. We will be offering students who are uninsured $20 physicals with free immunizations and backpacks with school supplies. Children who are insured or on Kancare will pay their normal copays for their physicals and vaccinations and will also be eligible to receive a backpack.

The backpacks and school supplies are available in a limited quantity and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Physicals and vaccinations must be scheduled ahead of time by calling Heartland at 785.841.7297. Families that are new to Heartland will have to fill out new patient paperwork ahead of time. These forms can be picked up at Heartland or printed off here.

Backpacks and school supplies are being provided by 360 Church.

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Heartland opening in new location on Tuesday, July 7 http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/heartland-opening-in-new-location-on-tuesday-july-7/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/heartland-opening-in-new-location-on-tuesday-july-7/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:59:18 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2857 The date is set: Heartland Community Health Center will […]

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The date is set: Heartland Community Health Center will officially make the move to the Medical Arts Building (346 Maine St.) over the weekend and will reopen in its new location on Tuesday, July 7. Heartland’s final day of business at the Riverfront Plaza will be Wednesday, July 1. Heartland will remain closed until 8:30am on Tuesday, July 7. The move from the Riverfront Plaza to the Medical Arts Building will increase Heartland’s capacity to serve the community and make it more accessible to its patients.

“We are very excited about this move for many reasons,” said Heartland CEO, Jon Stewart. “We are looking forward to being more accessible to our patients, closer to many of our partners, and having the room we need to continue growing.”

Heartland is moving all of its programs and services to the Medical Arts Building and will no longer have any operations based out of the Riverfront Plaza. Once all is said and done, Heartland will occupy roughly 10,000 square feet of the Medical Arts Building, up from the 7,000 square feet the organization currently occupies in the Riverfront Plaza. Please contact Heartland with any questions.

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Heartland Block Party set for Saturday, Aug. 8 in South Park http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/heartland-block-party-set-for-saturday-aug-8-in-south-park/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/heartland-block-party-set-for-saturday-aug-8-in-south-park/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:50:36 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2850 Get your free tickets here! Powered by Eventbrite Heart […]

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Heartland Community Health Center will hold its fourth annual free Block Party on Saturday, August 8 from 7pm to 9pm in South Park. Hembree will be providing live music for the evening. Additionally, there will be free food, games, giveaways, and other family fun. The Block Party provides free fun for everyone! Get your free tickets below!

“The Block Party is an opportunity to celebrate our community and meet more of our neighbors,” said Heartland CEO, Jon Stewart. “We want to contribute to the health and vitality of our city and this event is one of the ways we do that.”

It is recommended that those who attend bring a lawn chair. More information about Heartland and other community resources will be available at the event.

Thanks to Lawrence Wesleyan Church and Hembree for helping make this event possible.

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Yard sale benefitting Heartland set for July 18-19 http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/yard-sale-benefitting-heartland-set-for-july-18-19/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/yard-sale-benefitting-heartland-set-for-july-18-19/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:21:58 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2844 A yard sale benefitting Heartland Community Health Cent […]

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A yard sale benefitting Heartland Community Health Center will be held on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 from 8am-1pm at 6th and Maine in the Lawrence Medical Plaza. The sale is being led by two of Heartland’s volunteers and is open to anyone.

If you are interested in donating items, contact Matt at 785-840-6677 for pick up drop off details.

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Heartland is Moving http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/heartland-is-moving/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/06/heartland-is-moving/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:44:15 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2810 It’s official: Heartland Community Health Center is mov […]

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It’s official: Heartland Community Health Center is moving!

Heartland will open for business in the Medical Arts Building at 346 Maine St. beginning Tuesday, July 7. The move from the Riverfront Plaza to the Medical Arts Building will increase Heartland’s capacity to serve the community and make it more accessible to its patients.

“We are very excited about this move for many reasons,” said Heartland CEO, Jon Stewart. “We are looking forward to being more accessible to our patients, closer to many of our partners, and having the room we need to continue growing.”

Heartland’s move will happen in phases over the next several months, but the organization is looking forward to moving all of its operations to the Medical Arts Building in July, after some minor renovations are completed. Once all is said and done, Heartland will occupy roughly 10,000 square feet of the Medical Arts Building, up from the 7,000 square feet the organization currently occupies in the Riverfront Plaza. Contact Heartland with questions and keep an eye out for more details and updates.

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Jon Stewart, Heartland CEO, discussing the floor plan with Heartland staff in what will become Heartland’s new reception area.

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Stewart and staff in what will become part of Heartland’s clinic space.

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Stewart and staff in what will be Heartland’s administrative wing.

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Chronic disease management workshop set to begin Tuesday, June 2 http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/05/chronic-disease-management-workshop-set-to-begin-tuesday-june-2/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/05/chronic-disease-management-workshop-set-to-begin-tuesday-june-2/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 15:10:30 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2330 Americorps members from Heartland Community Health Cent […]

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Americorps members from Heartland Community Health Center will host a free seven-week workshop focused on equipping individuals who are managing chronic conditions. The group will meet at the Community Health Building (200 Maine St.) from noon to 2:30 PM on seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 2. This workshop is ideally suited for individuals with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, and other chronic illnesses.

The workshop will offer participants a support group, practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, information about how diet, exercise, and new treatment choices can impact their condition, and ways to talk to their doctor and family about their health. Participants will also receive assistance setting goals and creating a step-by-step plan to improve their health.

For more information, or to register for the workshop, email aurich@heartlandhealth.org. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 19 and space is limited to sixteen participants. Any additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

This workshop is made possible by Heartland Community Health Center, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, KDHE, and KOHP.

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Heartland to host “Walk with a Doc” program beginning in June http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/05/heartland-to-host-walk-with-a-doc-program-beginning-in-june/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/05/heartland-to-host-walk-with-a-doc-program-beginning-in-june/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:29:29 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2325 Heartland Community Health Center is partnering with a […]

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Heartland Community Health Center is partnering with a national non-profit to bring the “Walk with a Doc” program to Lawrence. The first walk will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 9 AM at the Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park (110 Maine St). This free event is open to the public and gives participants the opportunity to meet Heartland’s providers outside of the clinical setting. Among the team of providers hosting the 1.25 mile walk will be Heartland’s newest doctor, A.J. Strickland, MD. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Those who wish to attend the walk can register below.

Walk With a Doc is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. “This program has had tremendous participation and success in many other cities around the country,” said Heartland CEO, Jon Stewart. “I’m very pleased for Heartland to be part of this exciting and simple program that can help make a difference in people’s health.”

“Walk with a Doc is honored to team up with Heartland Community Health Center. By incorporating Walk with a Doc, Heartland is demonstrating an exceptional level of caring and commitment to its community”, said Dr. David Sabgir, founder of Walk with a Doc.

Why walk? “There’s no question that increasing exercise, even moderately, reduces the risk for many diseases,” said Dr. Strickland.

Lawrence joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have created local Walk With a Doc programs. Walk with a Doc was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, OH and he has been walking every weekend since 2005. The expansion and support of the program is thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Contact Heartland if you have questions or would like more information.

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MEET THE APRIL 2015 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: KAITLYN http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/04/meet-the-april-2015-volunteer-of-the-month-kaitlyn/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/04/meet-the-april-2015-volunteer-of-the-month-kaitlyn/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:00:26 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2305 Kaitlyn has been volunteering at Heartland for more tha […]

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Kaitlyn has been volunteering at Heartland for more than a year and has shown great dedication to the organization. She maintains a positive attitude and always greets Heartland’s patients and staff with a smile. When asked why she enjoys volunteering at Heartland, Kaitlyn said, “Heartland was the first place I got involved with when I moved to Lawrence two years ago. From the moment I started at Heartland, I felt accepted and valued. When I volunteer at Heartland I know the time I put in matters. I know that what I do makes a difference in the clinic and in my new community.”

Kaitlyn believes that Heartland is a really special place in our community. “Everyone at Heartland wholeheartedly cares about each and every patient and will do everything in their power to see their patients happy and healthy,” she said.

Kaityln was recently accepted into the KU School of Pharmacy. She hopes to complete her program and begin a career as a hospital pharmacist. Kaitlyn believes that Heartland has benefited her in many ways as she works to reach this goal.

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Monica’s Story of Transformation http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/04/monicas-story-of-transformation/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/04/monicas-story-of-transformation/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:40:32 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2312 Monica* felt stuck when she started struggling to maint […]

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Monica* felt stuck when she started struggling to maintain her focus in school. She was 22 years-old, uninsured, and felt like she didn’t have any options. She first heard about Heartland through an ad in the local paper. Even though she was hesitant at first because she didn’t know very much about Heartland, she decided to call and make an appointment with Karin Denes-Collar, Heartland’s Coordinator of Integrated Services.

“Once I called they made it easy and I no longer felt like being uninsured was such a hassle,” she says.

Monica started seeing Karin on a regular basis and she was able to teach Monica  strategies to help her focus on her studies. Monica also started seeing Dr. Purdom, Heartland’s Medical Director, for her primary care, taking advantage of the integrated care Heartland offers its patients.

“They communicate well with each other. They both know what the other is doing to help treat you, so it makes the process easier for them and for you,” she says.

Monica has been a Heartland patient for more than a year now. She is doing well in school with only occasional support. Her experience at Heartland has turned her into an advocate for the organization.

“The whole staff is pretty awesome,” she says. “Give them a call, make an appointment, and find out what services they offer that you could benefit from. You can tell they have great communication in their office because they make every part of the process so easy.”

*Name changed to maintain confidentiality. 

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Heartland will be closed on Friday, April 3 http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/04/heartland-will-be-closed-on-friday-april-3/ http://heartlandhealth.org/2015/04/heartland-will-be-closed-on-friday-april-3/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:16:13 +0000 http://heartlandhealth.org/?p=2199 In observance of Good Friday, Heartland’s clinic […]

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In observance of Good Friday, Heartland’s clinic will be closed on Friday, April 3 and the food pantry will be closed on Saturday, April 4. Heartland will resume its regular hours of operation on Monday, April 6.

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