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KC CARE Health Center promotes health and wellness by providing quality, affordable and integrated health services to everyone with the promise of dignity and personalized care. No patient is turned away due to their inability to pay.

KC CARE’s core medical, dental, and behavioral health services are available to people of all ages, from children to the elderly at three locations across Kansas City: Northeast at 4601 Independence Avenue; Research Medical Center, 2340 E. Meyer Boulevard, Building 1, Suite 200; and the headquarters in Midtown, 3515 Broadway.

Since 1971, KC CARE has welcomed people who need vital healthcare services but are unable to pay. In 2015, KC CARE earned Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status. KC CARE is recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and accepts Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. Insurance reimbursement coupled with a sliding-scale fee system allows KC CARE to offer sustainable, mission-focused healthcare to all people.

The organization’s Northeast location opened in spring 2017, at the location of Dr. Elaine Joslyn’s former private practice. Dr. Joslyn, who retired in April 2017 after 22 years, sold her business to KC CARE. The two providers shared the same healthcare vision and standards that had been consistent during Dr. Joslyn’s years of service. When Dr. Joslyn retired, it was the perfect opportunity for KC CARE to return to the Northeast.

The Northeast location offers the community primary care services such as wellness checks, general exams and testing for typical aches, pains and illnesses. They can also provide screenings for oral or behavioral health needs. If patients are in need of specialty services, referrals can be made to one of the other KC CARE locations with relative ease. During 2018, the Northeast location served more than 2,000 patients through 4,600+ medical appointments.

It is no surprise that KC CARE has continued to thrive over the last 48 years by tailoring their services to meet the changing needs of the community they serve. This year, KC CARE has expanded its impact by more than 45 percent, serving 20,000 individuals through 93,000 encounters, including appointments and other services. In the Northeast, KC CARE serves a mix of patients, with about 30 percent being privately insured, nearly 24 percent being Medicaid/Medicare recipients, and the rest being uninsured or underinsured patients. KC CARE also offers innovative programs such as Hepatitis C, Pediatrics, HIV/AIDS care, and Prep/PEP along with free testing for Hepatitis C and HIV. If a patient tests positive, further treatment options are available.

KC CARE strives to be an affordable, quality neighborhood healthcare system. To find out more about the various services available at KC CARE, visit KC CARE welcomes donations, volunteers and community partnerships. For more information on ways in which you can help call 816.753.5144.

KC CARE – Northeast location and hours: 4601 Independence Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64124
Mon | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tues | 8:30am – 7:00pm
Wed | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thurs | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Closed – Saturday and Sunday
Walk-In appointments are available.

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