free clinics

7:21 am
Tue January 29, 2013

A New Era For 'Free' Clinics

The Kansas City Free Health Clinic’s main location at 3515 Broadway will soon don a new sign out front: Kansas City CARE Clinic. The clinic adopted the name as it prepares for changes to its business model. CARE stands for Care, Access, Research and Education, which leaders say better reflects the clinic's role.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

Armed with more than 100 staff members and 1,000 volunteers, the bustling Kansas City Free Health Clinic in midtown is one of the largest free health clinics in the country, treating upward of 15,000 patients a year. “KC Free,” as it’s commonly called, doesn’t charge fees or bill patients for care. It only sees people who are uninsured.

But this year, all that changes.

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5:14 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Health Services Expand In Johnson And Miami Counties

Marina Roman stopped by Health Partnership of Johnson County for the first time today. Roman is without health insurance and hopes to see a doctor soon.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Health services for uninsured and underinsured people in Johnson and Miami counties just got a major boost.

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April 1, 2012
2:14 pm
Sun April 1, 2012

City Councilman Jermaine Reed, Missouri Women's Health, Future Of Free Clinics

A still image from the series 'Dead Wait.'
Courtesy of Dead Wait

The show for April 1, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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