PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Who qualifies?

Heartland accepts patients who are uninsured, people with Medicaid or Medicare, and most commercial insurance.

Heartland accepts patients regardless of their socio-economic status. We offer discounts for patients at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $50,000 annual household income for a family of four).

Integrated Services

Medical Clinic – Primary Care

Our clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Our primary care team consists of our Director of Primary Care, Nicole Delimont, APRN along with Jeffrey Mincher, MD, A.J. Strickland, MD, Lisa Shinkarow, PA, Rosie Mueller, PA, Jolynne Myers, APRN, and Lisa Russell, APRN. Heartland practices an integrated health care model, which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Funding for Heartland comes from our FQHC status, grant funding, church and individual support, and fees generated by patients’ financial participation in their own care.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Care

Heartland employs a mental health team that includes a psychiatrist, behavioral health consultants, a psychiatric nurse, and AmeriCorps members. We practice an integrated health care model. This means mental health professionals and providers work alongside one another to provide mental and behavioral health screenings, therapy, and associated medications to patients. Often, a behavioral health consultant can visit the patient right in the exam room during their medical visit. Learn more about integrated care by clicking here.

Dental Care

Heartland offers dental treatment and oral health care to both Heartland patients and the public, with services provided in our clinic, as well as through ongoing outreach programs for public school students in Jefferson County and for WIC participants at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Our dental department is led by Dental Director, Dr. Mollie Day, DDS and includes Dr. Jeremiah Bell, DDS, along with a professional and caring dental team. We work in partnership with Douglas County Dental Clinic to serve the needs of our community. Please note that Heartland dental services are offered on a separate sliding scale from our other services. Please see our sliding scales by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Physical Therapy

As part of the integrated treatment plan of a patient, our physical therapist, Dorian Logan, can assist with therapy, prevention and wellness. Heartland physical therapy services are offered on a separate sliding scale from our other services. Please see our sliding scales by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

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

In addition to team-based diabetes care, Heartland also offers free DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASSES available to both patients and the public. Our 6-session diabetes self-management program guides attendees through the following:

  • processing the diagnosis
  • understanding diabetes
  • blood glucose monitoring
  • living with diabetes
  • self-management

Classes take place weekly during the following days and times:

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM*
*Spanish instruction offered Thursday at 5:00 PM

Begin any time. Drop-ins are welcome, if space allows, however an RSVP is encouraged.
Please call the Heartland Front Office at 785-841-7297 to RSVP.

Wellness

Change is difficult for everyone. Heartland’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

Smoking Cessation

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.
Qualifications:

  1. Between the ages of 40 and 64 for cervical screening
  2. Between the ages of 45 and 64 for breast cancer screening
  3. No health insurance
  4. 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 info@heartlandhealth.org.

Food Pantry

Heartland provides families and individuals about a week’s worth of groceries for healthy meals every month. Families and individuals can receive food once per month.

Much of our food pantry is stocked by donation and collection from groups throughout town, including churches, clubs and service organizations. Click here to see a list of items we need.

Rent & Utility Assistance

After a careful screening of an applicant’s needs, this program strives to maintain housing and utilities for those in need by providing a small amount of financial assistance. Households can receive this assistance once per year. For more information on how to apply, please call Heartland at 785-841-7297 and follow the automated system for the Rent & Utility Assistance prompt.

A Compass Project: Insurance Eligibility Assistance

A Compass Project was created in order to aid Heartland patients and the general public in Medicaid eligibility assistance and education. In addition to Medicaid assistance, we also help with ACA Marketplace Enrollment, Crime Victims Medical Compensation, and Social Security Disability Claims. During Open Enrollment, or throughout the year, those in need of insurance can look at their options and complete applications with one of our specialists. Call 785.841.7297 ext. 219 or email compass@heartlandhealth.org to schedule a FREE appointment with a Compass Project eligibility specialist. A Compass Project is a partner collaboration with Haase & Long.