SHARON LEE FAMILY HEALTH CARE
Family Health Care, a non-profit clinic providing health care
and supportive services to medically underserved patients in northeast Wyandotte County, Kansas, is undertaking a campaign
to raise $4,200,000.
Background – Family Health Care
Boulevard Family Health Care, a non-profit health clinic, was founded in 1989 by Dr. Sharon Lee and Kevin Dennis.
Family Health Care was founded to provide health care services to the poor and medically underserved in the urban core
of Wyandotte County Kansas, including patients with HIV/AIDS for whom services were not available and women who were pregnant
In addition to primary and some specialty medical care, Family Health
Care has been developing services to meet the needs of patients for nearly thirty years. On-site services include dental,
lab and xray, pharmacy and medication assistance, vision care (glasses), mental health care, fitness, literacy and legal services.
Social services and case management are also important ancillary services. Family Health Care also opens the clinic space
for the JayDoc Free Clinic open three weeknights provided by medical students and supervising volunteer faculty and community
Family Health Care is doing all that we can to meet gaps in services and take on a greater
volume of patients. We are fortunate to have a number of medical professionals (staff and volunteer) providing care for patients.
To maximize service to a community that is one of the poorest in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area, our primary
need is additional space to accommodate the increased volume in FHC’s dental clinics (matched with the new dental staff)
and expanded mental health services.
consists of renovation of the on-site dental clinic to improve and expand capacity. The dental clinic changes at the main
clinic site will allow FHC to accept additional patients, including children’s dental services. Plans include an entirely
new dental clinic to provide services at the Quindaro site.
Mental health care is an important unmet need
in the FHC community. Renovations to develop a mental health center will allow FHC to make available more therapists to provide
Although it is a costly undertaking parking is critical. FHC is landlocked and we have
used every bit of available space- to the property lines. The only way to develop parking is to build upwards. The parking
facility has been designed to optimize access for more patients.
event was part of our annual Tacos and Beer Event. We are planning to leverage funding opportunities, including tax credits
and requests with matching funds.
Dr. Erica Findley is the FHC Project Manager. Dr. Findley is the FHC
dental director and has been integral to the design of the dental renovations. She will be providing oversight of the planning,
financing and monitoring of the three renovation sites and the parking project.
of construction and architectural firms is based on past successful experience in the enlarging and renovating the clinic
site during the 2005 and 2012 additions. Courtney Kounkel, partner in Monarch, was lead on those projects and is very familiar
with the Family Health Care building. Neil Sommers will serve as the project architect. He was the junior associate to Carey
Goodman during the original clinic renovation in 2005 and his company, Clockwork, designed the 2012 addition. These two will
provide the professional services needed to complete the jobs.