Work of Mercy: Care for the Sick
Over the Counter Med Collection: February 16/17
Caritas Clinics is comprised of two clinics, Saint Vincent and Duchesne. We are doctors’ offices for members of our community living in poverty with no health insurance. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, our mission is to reveal God’s healing love by improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve — especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Together we serve close to 2,000 patients annually and more than 60% live below the poverty level. Most needed meds: Allergy: Allegra (Fexofenadine) Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Zyrtec (Cetirizine) Claritin (Loratidin) Eye Drops: Opcon-A Naphcon-A Alaway Nose Sprays: Nasocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Flonase (Fluticasone propionate). ) ONLY NEW, SEALED, UNEXPIRED MEDS PLEASE!
Clinics’ mission is to, in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity, reveal God’s healing love by improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve — especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded on the belief that health care is a basic human right, the clinics provide services to indigent patients, regardless of religious affiliation, with an emphasis on the values of compassion, respect of personal dignity, and a sensitivity to human suffering.
Often referred to as a “safety-net” clinic,the clinics provide the same services as most family doctors in a welcoming, compassionate environment. The difference, of course, is that our patients have no insurance, not even Medicaid or Medicare, and no way to pay for their care. Our services include primary health care, medication assistance, and chronic disease management.
As safety net clinics, they provide primary health care, chronic disease management and medication assistance to very low-income, uninsured residents of Wyandotte County.
We need volunteers! Especially any Spanish speakers to help translate etc,
We could use some one to freshen up the flower boxes outside the front doors.
Medical and nursing providers who can volunteer on site once or twice a month, especially in the areas of general/family practice and gynecology,
People who can volunteer a few hours a week helping the office staff with special projects
located at: 636 Tauromee Avenue Kansas City, KS 66101 913-321-2626
Contact Jean in the office for more info…