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Chronic condition workshop beginning January 25

Heartland Community Health Center and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department are partnering to host another “Tools for Better Health” workshop beginning January 25. Meetings will be on Mondays from January 25 to February 29 at Just Food (1000 E. 11th St.) from 9:00am – 11:30am. The class is seven weeks long and is designed for adults with chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, or depression. Information covered in the class will help participants find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment options, and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health. Those who would like to attend, but need help with transportation, are encouraged to contact Heartland at 785.841.7297 for information on transportation vouchers. To register for the workshop, or for more information, call... read more

Enroll Kansas event set for Saturday, January 9 at the library

Heartland and Cover Kansas are partnering to host a free event to help people enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace on Saturday, January 9 in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium from 10am – 3pm. Certified Healthcare Navigators will be onsite to answer questions and give assistance in filling out the Marketplace application. Consumers who are interested in seeing what they qualify for through the Marketplace are encouraged to bring income information and social security numbers for all that are applying or in their... read more

Extended hours for established patients beginning Monday, January 4

As a new benefit to our established patients, Heartland will be offering walk in hours for minor illness and injury, with no appointment necessary, Monday through Friday from 8am-9am beginning Monday, January 4. Walk in hours are for established patients only. If you would like to establish care at Heartland and become a Heartland patient, call 785.841.7297 to schedule an appointment. Also beginning January 4, Heartland will offer evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays to Nicole Delimont’s patients. Appointments for Nicole’s patients will be available until 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment with Nicole, please call... read more

Holiday Hours

Heartland will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. Next week Heartland will be closed Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 in observance of the new year. Heartland’s food pantry will also be closed on Thursday, December 24, Saturday, December 26, and Thursday, December 31. Heartland’s clinic and food pantry will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, January... read more

Fill Up Pour Out 2015

Heartland Community Health Center held its fifth annual Fill Up Pour Out event on Thursday, December 10 at Abe & Jake’s Landing. The event was a huge success. Those in attendance enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Ingredient, drinks, a brief presentation by a couple members of Heartland’s staff, and a screening of the “Fill Up Pour Out” film by Resonate Pictures. For those who would like to learn more about supporting Heartland Community Health Center and its mission to transform the health and lives of those in need through the love of Christ, you can: 1. Watch and share the “Fill Up Pour Out” film by Marc Havener of Resonate Pictures here. 2. Contribute to Heartland here. 3. Email Rachel Hartford to find out how you can become a fundraiser for Heartland. Thanks again to everyone who made it out to this year’s Fill Up Pour... read more

#GivingTuesday at Heartland

Fill Up. Pour Out. from Resonate Pictures on Vimeo. Today is #GivingTuesday and there are several ways you can support Heartland Community Health Center. First, watch (and then share on social media) the “Fill Up. Pour Out.” documentary that our good friend Marc Havener has spent the last few years working on. It has won several awards at film festivals all over the world and is making its online premier today. Please help us spread the word about this film. Second, you can make a donation or begin fundraising for our “Fill Up Pour Out” fundraising campaign. For every $30 you donate or raise you will receive one ticket to the “Fill Up Pour Out” event on Thursday, December 10 at Abe & Jake’s Landing. More info is available here. Finally, if you are doing your Christmas shopping online, use AmazonSmile and choose “Heartland Medical Clinic, Inc.” and Amazon will donate a portion of the money you spend on your purchase to Heartland. You can find all of the same items at the same prices on AmazonSmile, but you also get to support a nonprofit while you shop. You can start at Heartland’s AmazonSmile page here. We are grateful for all of the support we receive from our incredible community. Happy #GivingTuesday and Happy... read more

Heartland welcomes its new Director of Primary Care

Heartland Community Health Center is thrilled to announce that Greg Stueve, MD, will be joining Heartland beginning December 1 as its Director of Primary Care. Dr. Stueve is a Topeka native who attended the University of Kansas for his undergraduate and medical studies. Dr. Stueve has been a doctor for 20 years and has spent the last 14 years in Lawrence. When he isn’t working, Dr. Stueve enjoys brushing up on his Russian speaking skills, reading, fishing with his son, and visiting museums. Dr. Stueve is excited to join Heartland’s team of providers and looks forward to providing excellent care to his new and previous... read more

Heartland closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, Heartland will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The food pantry will be also be closed on Thursday and Saturday. Heartland will resume its normal hours on Monday, November 30 at 8:30am. read more

November Volunteers of the Month

Rosetta, Jean and Linda, members of Lawrence Wesleyan Church, knew years ago that they wanted to serve and be a part of a mission greater than themselves. These ladies have been committed to serving their church, their families, and various community organizations. Thanks to a partnership between Lawrence Wesleyan Church and Heartland Community Health Center, these three ladies found a service opportunity that they are truly passionate about – serving families who are facing food insecurity in our community. For more than 5 years, Rosetta, Jean and Linda have committed to serving in the Heartland Food Pantry once a week. After first learning about the whole-person medical care offered at Heartland and touring the medical clinic themselves, they knew they wanted to be champions for the cause. Their commitment has allowed them the opportunity to build authentic relationships with families and see their lives be transformed over the years. When asked, they will share that for them transformation is seeing lives changed or witnessing first-hand how this assistance program empowers people to take control and want to better manage their health and their lives. Even after years of serving in the church and at the Heartland food pantry, these ladies will tell you that their compassion for others continues to grow and that they are excited to see the organization grow to serve more families in our... read more

Chronic condition support workshops beginning in October

Heartland Community Health Center and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department are launching “Tools for Better Health” workshops in October. One will take place on Thursday evenings beginning October 15 from 6:00-8:30pm at Holcom Recreation Center (2700 W. 27th St). The other will meet on Wednesday mornings beginning October 14 from 9:30am-noon at the Lawrence Public Library (707 Vermont St). Each class is seven weeks long and is designed for adults with chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, or depression. Information covered in the class will help participants find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment options, and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health. Those who would like to attend, but need help with transportation, are encouraged to contact Heartland at 785.841.7297 for information on transportation vouchers. To register for the workshop, or for more information, call... read more

Meet the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Taylor

Taylor enjoys volunteering at Heartland for many reasons. “The Heartland staff has always made me feel very welcomed and valued. I know that what I do at Heartland is an important part of helping the clinic to run smoothly,” she says. “I have loved meeting and working with the Heartland staff and other volunteers. The energy around the clinic is always positive and uplifting. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help serve our community, and be a part of the Heartland team!” If Taylor had the opportunity to share more about Heartland, she “would tell people that the staff and volunteers at Heartland are truly passionate about what they do. The holistic approach to health taken at Heartland really strives to help people to be their best selves – not just physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Their commitment to holistic healthcare really sets them apart from other health clinics. “ After graduation Taylor plans on applying to medical school and becoming a physician. She wants to work in pediatric medicine and incorporate preventative and holistic care into her practice. Taylor believes that volunteering at Heartland has allowed her to gain valuable clinical experience and has also validated and enhanced her passion for medicine. Seeing the relationships between the physicians and patients has inspired her to continue pursuing her goals. She looks forward to providing the same high quality care to her patients in the... read more