RobyLane Kelley
Freelance Reporter

This Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prospect Plaza Park, kids from kindergarten age to seniors in high school can participate in a youth Futsal tournament and a free health fair. Scott Wagner, Mattie Rhodes Center’s Director of Community Development says introducing the community to available services could be beneficial to the overall wellness of the Historic Northeast community.

 “If people were to give this area a chance and allow themselves to be introduced to what is here, I think they would be surprised,” said Wagner.

The Mattie Rhodes Center, which has served the community for nearly 130 years, also offers a clinic to Spanish speakers in the area. La Clinica De Mattie Rhodes is accepting new patients and doesn’t require patients to have health insurance, charging only a $35 per visit copay.

 “Our biggest goal is to make sure that our services match the needs of the community,” said Mattie Rhodes Addiction Specialist Molly Manske. “We’re an organization that is for the community and by the community. The Northeast is very diverse… having an organization like Mattie Rhodes in the community is super important.”

 The clinic offers services such as consultation on acute and chronic conditions, labs at discounted rates, Spanish-speaking providers and primary care for all ages. 

La Clinica is open Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Mattie Rhodes Center (MRC) at 148 N. Topping in the Indian Mound neighborhood. Providers are available by appointment only. Patients can call 816-581-5671 to schedule an appointment. 

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