Give Kids A Smile Day Is Tomorrow

Raymond Munoz

Our annual Give Kids A Smile Day event will be held tomorrow, February 5, 2016, at the Douglas County Dental Clinic. We have 50 low-income, uninsured children on the schedule and will be providing free dental care. We would like to thank Dr. Matthew Krische, Dr. Keith Van Horn, and ...

Health Care Access joining #GivingTuesday movement

Madi Schulz

Health Care Access has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. HCA is aiming to raise $1,250 to provide over 50 clinic visits to individuals who can't be seen anywhere else due ...

Kansas Half Marathon race raises record amount

Madi Schulz

[Health Care Access][1] has announced that the [Kansas Half Marathon][2] was able to raise a net amount of $66,382.50 for the clinic making this the most successful race in its entire history. The benefit event took place on Sunday, November 1st of 2015. Next year's event is scheduled for Sunday, ...

Holiday Homes Tour tickets now available

Madi Schulz

The Holiday Homes Tour will be on Sunday, Dec. 6, and tickets are now available [online][1] or at select stores. Six Lawrence-area homes will be decorated for the season and open to those with tickets. The tour runs from noon to 5 p.m. There will also be a Décor Shoppe ...

National Nurse Practitioner Week — celebrating 50 Years of NP excellence

Madi Schulz

Nurse practitioners (NPs) have a special reason to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 8–14. Fifty years ago, at the University of Colorado, the first NP program was established. And 50 years later, there are more than 205,000 NPs licensed to practice in the United States. “All across the country, ...

Health Care Access Renews Mission Statement

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – October 2nd, 2015 - Health Care Access has renewed its Mission Statement. The Board of Health Care Access has renewed and refreshed it’s Mission statement to align legacy, purpose and the rapidly changing times in health care delivery, according to Beth Llewellyn CEO. The board began this ...

Health Care Access is Hiring

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – September 8th, 2015 - Health Care Access seeks to fill two positions: ARPN and Medical Assistant. Health Care Access, seeks to hire an APRN to serve as a provider on their primary care clinic team. They are looking for a person who believes that everyone in our ...

Safety Net Clinic Week

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas - August 9th through the 15th will be the 2015 Safety Net Clinic Week. Governor Sam Brownback signed the proclamation on July 23rd. There are approximately 359,000 Kansans who are uninsured. Douglas County has an estimated 14,000 residents who are without health insurance. In 2014, Kansas “safety net” ...

Health Care Access Publishes 2014 Annual Report

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – July 24th, 2015 - Health Care Access has published its [Annual Report for 2014][1]. The report can be viewed at their [website][2]. Highlights include the addition of point-of-care testing for their patients, rapid development of their unique wellness program, and stories of lives changed. Contact: Elliot Johnson ...

Health Care Access plans weekly health living classes

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – May 28th, 2015 - [AmeriCorps][1] member, Patricia Sergent, will teach weekly classes at Health Care Access. The "Healthy Lifestyle Classes" will be held every Tuesday in June from 3 - 4 PM. The classes will be held at [Health Care Access][2] located at 330 Maine St. in ...

Health Care Access to Celebrate National Nurses Week

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – May 5th, 2015 - [Health Care Access][1] will recognize their nursing staff and volunteers for National Nurses Week that's taking place May 6th - 12th. According to [American Nurses Association][2] the "National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s ...

Health Care Access to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Madi Schulz

[Health Care Access][1] will host a Volunteer Appreciation Party on Thursday to thank volunteers. The event is arranged to allow for board members and staff to thank their volunteers in person as they are crucial to the clinic's mission. HCA has a vast range of volunteers from local physicians to ...

20th Annual Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – March 16th, 2015 - [The 20th Annual Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic][2] will have a 8:00 AM shotgun start on Friday, May 22nd at both the private and public golf courses at the [Alvamar Golf Club][3]. This golf tournament is a benefit event that raises funds for the ...

Free Health Fair

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – March 4th, 2015 - [Health Care Access][1] will host a [Free Health Fair][2] on Thursday, March 5th from 2 - 4 PM. The following services will be provided free of charge: bone density screenings, diabetes management, blood pressure screenings, medication management, and respiratory therapy. - If interested ...

Tickets Now Available for 10th Annual Holiday Homes Tour

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – November 10th, 2014 - [The Holiday Homes Tour][1] is on Sunday, December 7th. Lawrence area homes will be decorated for the season and open to those with tickets. The tour runs from 12 PM - 5 PM. There will be a Holiday Shoppe and Bake Sale open ...

Flu Shot Clinics Set for Health Care Access' Patients

Madi Schulz

Oct. 9, 2014 — [Health Care Access][1] will offer flu shots at two clinics set for the month of October at their Lawrence, Kansas location. Getting the vaccination is the most effective way to avoid getting the flu, a contagious respiratory illness. Influenza can cause mild to severe symptoms and ...

Summer Cruise-In 2014

Madi Schulz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lawrence, Kansas - August 19, 2014 - BBQ Battle & Car Show Benefits Health Care Access In a benefit for [Health Care Access][1], [Set ‘em up Jack’s][2] once again is bringing you the ultimate classic car and truck show in Lawrence, Kansas! Join us on Saturday September ...

Just Food & Health Care Access Collaboration

Madi Schulz

[Health Care Access][1] and [Just Food][2] formed a partnership to establish a supply of emergency food for Health Care Access patients in need, and to provide fresh produce to patients. The emergency food supply consists of canned vegetables and fruit, beans, soup, protein bars, and bread. This food was made ...

Physical Therapy Clinic at Health Care Access

Madi Schulz

**[Visiting Nurses][1] and [Health Care Access][2] Therapy Collaboration** Lawrence, Kansas – June 25, 2014 - There are new activities and new faces at [Health Care Access][3]. [Visiting Nurses][4] has been managing a physical therapy clinic 2 half days a week since the beginning of the year. This effort is a ...

Health Care Access Clinic appoints Evans as Medical Director

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – May 12, 2014 - [Health Care Access Clinic][1] approved the appointment of Karen Evans, DO, as Medical Director at the monthly Board of Directors meeting on April 17, 2014. She will assume the post on June 1, 2014. Evans is a family physician at [Mt. Oread Family ...

Going to Market...the Health Insurance Market

Belinda Rehmer

On October 1, the Kansas Health Insurance Exchange also known as a “marketplace,” opened for business. This means that those who are uninsured can search for and purchase health insurance now available to them due to the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Marketplace will be open ...

Free screening of "THE WAITING ROOM" to celebrate Health Care Access Clinic's 25th Anniversary

Scarbroughk

Health Care Access Clinic is celebrating its 25th year of service to the low-income, uninsured in Douglas County with an exclusive, **free** screening of the buzzworthy, award winning documentary, *The Waiting Room*. The screening will take place on **Sunday, October 13th** at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire, in ...

Tailgate Fundraiser to Benefit Visiting Nurses- Honoring Coach Don Fambrough

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses has served the Douglas County Community for over 44 years. In this time, they have served individuals in areas of Home Health, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Private Duty. Thousands of patients have been helped through these services, many of which have not had the ability to pay. Visiting Nurses ...

Bras Across the Kaw: Still Taking Donations

HCA Intern

It's back! *Bras Across the Kaw* is a way to honor, support, and encourage those involved with breast cancer while providing some fun for the community! This Lawrence *Breast Cancer Awareness Month* event set set for September 29th. We are still taking bra donations! We need a lot more to ...

Free Dental Day is coming!

Julie Branstrom

The Douglas County Dental Clinic will host its annual Free Dental Day Event in its new larger location at 2210 Yale Road. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013. 15 Dentists will be participating this year and free services will be provided on a first come, first served ...

Health Care Access Clinic receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

HCA Intern

Lawrence, Kansas - August 29, 2013 - Health Care Access Clinic is the first clinic or practice in Douglas County to receive Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The clinic was notified by NCQA on Wednesday, August 28th. The patient-centered medical home model ...

Douglas County CHIP Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Janelle Martin

The Douglas County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has received a $24,743 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation’s Recognition Grants program. This money will help support an initiative to increase cultural competency among Douglas County healthcare providers by offering training and technical assistance to member agencies. The grant will offer ...

Block Party THIS Sunday!

Ali Edwards

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/21/257426/ Mark your calendars and plan to be at the HCHC Block Party this Sunday, June 23 from 6-8 p.m.! On Sunday, Heartland Community Health Center (HCHC) is partnering with Lawrence Wesleyan and Velocity Church to host the East Lawrence Block Party, a come-and-go FREE event for everyone in Lawrence! ...

Snow-cones & Friends

Rachel Warren

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/10/256824/ Alright folks, mark your calendars for the East Lawrence Block Party! On Sunday, June 23rd, Heartland Community Health Center (HCHC) will be partnering with Lawrence Wesleyan and Velocity Church to host **the East Lawrence Block Party, a come-and-go FREE event for everyone in Lawrence!** There will be **free healthy ...

KU Credit Union Cosmopolitan Diabetes Golf Classic

Peony Allen

Alvamar Golf Complex Friday, May 24th 2013 8 a.m. ---------------------------------------- If you know anyone with diabetes, then you know it is a daily struggle to manage and live with the disease. It’s even harder if you don’t have health insurance. According to the American Diabetes Association over 25.8 million people ...

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