Family Health CARE- 

Making a better world! Serving Kansas City's under-served for twenty-five years! 

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Family Health Care provides comprehensive services to promote better health.
In addition to comprehensive medical care, the clinic provides dental care, individual and family counseling, disease specific and dietary education, fitness opportunities, health-related legal assistance, and literacy and social services assessments and referrals.

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Direct Health Services for the entire family

Health Services

  • General Medical Services (Including Treatment for chronic illnesses such as HIV, Hep C, Diabetes, etc.)
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Chiropractic
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • Dental Care

Supportive Services

Additional Support Services

  • Social Services assessments  (assistance with Medicare, Medicaid applications, referrals)
  • Medication Assistance Program (preparation of pharmaceutical company assistance applications)
  • Health Education and Advocacy (for those with diabetes, HIV, Hep C, obesity, etc.)
  • Connection for Ryan White (federal assistance for those with HIV)- Case Managers based at FHC through the Good Samaritan Project
  • Specialty Referrals through WyJo Care (see links)

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Family Health Care serves:

  • Pregnant patients, babies, patients with HIV, Hepatitis, cancer, diabetes and other illnesses/diseases.
  • The ratio of females to males is 1.05.
  • FHC does not ask our clients to declare their race, but those we serve mirror the population in the areas in which are clinics are located. Many of the patients walk to the clinics. The primary zip codes we serve are 66101 and 66103.

About 20% of the population of these zip codes describe themselves as multi-racial, others include about 50% White, 25% Black, 4% Asian, and 1% Native American with about 40% reporting as Latino.


**We are temporarily able to accept a limited number of new patients. Only those who have been diagnosed with HIV, who are pregnant, or who are referred from collaborating clinics may make a new patient appointment. We hope to re-open for new patients in the fall. Click here and phone for an appointment. (web appointments coming soon.)

Other Services

Added supportive services are important for the population served at Family Health Care:

Fit for Life

Family Literacy Program

Other Divisions/LLC's of Family Health Care

Family Health Care Legal Services

Grove Grocery

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Affiliated

Maternal Options that Matter

WyJo Care

More about our wrap around services: 
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Family Health Care serves people in our community with special needs or who have difficulty accessing direct health care.
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  • FHC patients often have no insurance coverage, or they may have very limited insurance that does not cover out-patient care regardless of how extensive it may be. In situations which require significant resources (management of severe chronic illnesses such as HIV, Hepatitis or cancers) they are often left out. Family Health Care serves those without insurance with a sliding scale.

  • Some FHC patients have mental health issues, retardation or damage from head injuries and require assistance navigating the health system due to cognitive deficits. Family Health Care provides additional assistance to help patients get the medications and other supports they need. Simple supports such as having a live answering service rather than a complicated phone tree makes the difference in access for some people.

  • Those who cannot read well are often left out because they cannot do simple things like following instructions on a medicine bottle. Family Health Care has a culture of supporting those who don't read well. Staff from the front desk through the medical assistants have been trained to recognize and help when patients are not able to read. FHC provides assessment, referrals and individual tutoring to support reading improvement and we go a step further to assist adults to acquire their GED or high school diploma in order to improve their lives.

  • A number of patients FHC serves identify as gay, lesbian, or transgendered and may have experienced medical services with prejudice which is often uncomfortable and can put them at risk for delayed or missed diagnoses. Family Health Care staff are chosen for their abilities and sensitivities to the needs of patients.