HEALTHCARE

Community Health Services

Community Health Services2019-11-22T10:14:19-06:00
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Improving Access to Healthcare Services

While people struggle to provide the basic necessities for their families, there’s an important area that often gets overlooked – one’s health and well-being.  At Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, we strive to alleviate the barriers to accessing health care services, recognizing the important role health plays physically, mentally and financially.

SERVICES

We offer long-term case management, providing and coordinating health and mental health services with community partners.  Assistance includes:

  • Holding mini-wellness clinics in Emergency Assistance Centers (EAC) to identify health concerns and make proper referrals to partner providers committed to helping those in need.
  • Assisting with health insurance enrollment.
  • Educating about available health care resources.
  • Communicating with providers to resolve health care debt.
  • Increasing understanding about medical conditions and treatments for those diagnosed with long-term, complicated illnesses.
  • Advocating on behalf of those who need or who haven’t received adequate medical care.
  • Giving financial assistance for transportation to medical appointments, prescriptions, medical co-pays and medical supplies as needed.
  • Providing education about good nutrition and coordinating food demonstrations with partner agencies.
  • Monitoring blood pressure, blood sugar levels and nutrition of pregnant women to help keep both Mom and baby healthy.
  • Educating pregnant women about nutrition, self-care, infant development, referrals for pregnancy care, child birth classes and postpartum care.
  • Coordinating health care for Moms and babies through Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and other such programs.
  • Hosting a dental clinic at our Wyandotte County EAC.

We welcome you to contact us with questions about Community Health Services in your area.

Email Community Health

913.433.2100

Housing & Utility FY19 7,505 times that housing and utility existence was provided to those facing homelessness or disconnection in the past year Did You Know? Hygiene & Clothing 171,603 times that personal hygiene items and clothing were distributed in 2019 Did You Know? Kids Summer Food FY19 12,283 nutritious meals were served through the Kids Summer Food Program Did You Know? Resource Bus FY19 11,682 times the Resource Bus provided basic necessities, case management and more to our rural neighbors Did You Know? Case Management FY19 14,510 Case Management meetings to assess comprehensive needs through one-on-one communication Did You Know? Refugees FY19 204 refugees were welcomed and provided ongoing support Did You Know? KLPP FY19 81 predatory loans were eliminated through the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) Did You Know? Hospice FY19 394 patients received compassionate end-of-life care from Catholic Community Hospice in 2019 Did You Know? Food Assistance FY19 259,394 times that food assistance was provided to families in our community in the past year Did You Know?

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