To transform the health and lives of those in need through the love of Jesus Christ.
We exist to:
- Extend support, compassion and service to our patients as well as medical resources and results.
- Provide affordable, holistic healthcare for low-income community members in Lawrence and surrounding areas- focusing on physical, mental and spiritual health.
Health Care, Not Sick Care
- Waiting until the last possible moment to seek health care when something goes wrong is not health care, it’s sick care.
- Preventative medicine works, and it can save lots of money. Go see a doctor every year, even when you feel perfectly healthy.
- an approach to providing holistic (physical, mental, social, spiritual) health care that creates relationships between patients and their personal provider
- affordable personal and personalized care
- decreases barriers to health care, increases patient satisfaction and improves health results
- safe and welcoming
Financial Poverty vs. Social Poverty
- The greatest challenge of poverty is not necessarily financial. Sometimes, it’s social poverty, or social isolation.
- Making a healthy change without money is hard. Making a lifestyle change without social support is even harder.
- HCHC’s goal is to show love and compassion for all patients. We want to build a healthier community.
HCHC accepts patients who are uninsured, people with Medicaid or Medicare, and most commercial insurances.
HCHC accepts patients no matter their socio-economic status, though we offer discounts for uninsured patients subsisting below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $44,000 annual household income for a family of four)
HCHC accepts patients who reside in Douglas, Jefferson, Franklin, Leavenworth and Osage counties.
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Our clinic is federally funded Community Health Center. Melissa Kalb, MD, and Karin Denes-Collar, LSCSW, make up our staff of medical providers. HCHC practices an integrated health care model, which you can learn more about by clicking here.
Our funding comes from church and individual support, grant funding and fees generated by patients’ financial participation in their own care.
Mental/Emotional Health Care
HCHC practices an integrated healthcare model. This means counselors and physicians work alongside one another to provide behavioral health screenings and brief therapies to patients right in the exam room, during the same visit. Learn more about this model by clicking here.
Diabetes Care and Prevention
Diabetes is a complex and personal disease. Our healthcare providers and support staff help patients develop goals and provide tools to meet those goals in order to successfully manage their diabetes.
The diabetes program offers:
- personalized care management
- free goal-setting, nutrition and wellness appointments
- funding assistance for diabetes-related labwork for those who qualify
- affordable, quality testing supplies
- reduced cost medication and insulin
Change is difficult for everyone. HCHC’s wellness program helps patients make healthy lifestyle changes, free of cost.
The wellness program offers:
- nutrition education
- personalized meal plans and meal planning education
- recipes, cooking and shopping tips
- individual goal setting, with education and support for meeting goals
- advice on building a healthy relationship with food
- portion control education
Our free, comprehensive smoking cessation program offers effective ways to quit smoking, such as:
- individualized quit plans
- one-on-one support and education
- medication assistance for those who qualify
- resources for cutting down and preparing to quit
- help with concerns about weight gain and stress management while quitting
- regular follow-up and support with a quit coach even after successfully quitting
Women’s Health- Early Detection Works
This state-funded program allows women who qualify to receive free well woman exams. Any treatment required after the initial screening is also covered by EDW.
- Between the ages of 40 and 64
- No health insurance
- Must meet income guidelines
Call (785) 832-1701 to see if you qualify
Medication Assistance Program
We are able to provide qualifying patients with inexpensive medication. For just $5, patients receive medicine that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. For more information about medication assistance and the Medication Assistance Program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCHC provides families about a week’s worth of groceries every month. Families can receive food once per month.
Food is collected on a rotating basis from groups throughout town, including churches, clubs and service organizations.
Rent & Utility Assistance
After a careful screening of an applicant’s needs, this program strives to maintain housing and utilities for those in need.