Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Many thanks to all who helped out at the C.A.R.E Clinic on Saturday April 18th at Bartle Hall, hosted by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The clinic was a huge success with over 1300 volunteers working with us to see over 1000 patients.
This is one of the largest clinics to date with the broadest array of services. We offered dental services with almost 250 patients served by dentists doing only extractions. There were several patients needed 5-8 teeth pulled and all were thankful.
We saw close to 1000 patients for medical care with our own Camille Honesty who is a hospitalist at St. Luke’s telling me that these patients were sicker than the she sees at the hospital. We did 182 HIV tests and found two new positives with our Health Department partners on site to draw the confirmatory test and also diagnosed 8 with Hep C who have been referred to us for follow up and assessment for treatment. If they qualify they will be cured within 3 months!
We also offered ultrasound, crisis counseling and intervention, women’s health, medication education, manipulative medicine and referrals for mammograms and follow up. The Health Education Area was the largest to date. Safety net clinics throughout the city agreed to see patients for follow up. Our community health workers will help make sure that patients are getting in to care.
The media gave us great coverage and some of the reports are listed below.
4.20.15 - KCUR - Saturday Clinic and Sheri Wood and Dr. Craig Dietz, D.O Talking About Importance of Medicaid - http://kcur.org/post/one-day-clinic-serves-hundreds-uninsured-kansas-city-metro
4.18.15 - KC Star - Saturday Clinic -
Photo Gallery - http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article18882189.html
4.17.15 - Fox4 - Saturday Clinic - http://fox4kc.com/2015/04/16/free-health-clinic-at-kc-convention-center-on-saturday/
4.15.15 - KSHB - Saturday Clinic - http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/thousands-expected-to-attend-free-health-clinic-in-kansas-city-aimed-to-help-uninsured