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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Shawnee County Health Agency

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1615 SW 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2170
Fax: (785) 251-2098

Allison Alejos, Director, Local Health Department

 

 

 


Mission Statement:
Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services.

 

Hours: By appointment only
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Provide nutritious foods, healthcare referrals and nutrition education for income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5.

Eligibility: Open to pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age 5, who meet income guidelines.

How to apply: Call (785) 368-2170

Fees: None

Funding: Grants funding

Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System

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Colmery-O’Neil VA
Medical Center
2200 SW Gage Boulevard
Topeka, KS  66622 (m)
Phone: (785) 350-3111
Toll Free: (800) 574-8387 ext 54555
Fax: (785) 350-4336

 

 

 

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower VA
Medical Center
4101 4th Street Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS 66048 (m)
Phone: (913) 682-2000
Toll Free: (800) 952-8387

Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: (877) 424-3838

Veteran’s health, benefits, or national cemeteries inquiry:  (800) 827-1000

Mission Statement: To provide accessible, courteous, comprehensive and quality health care to veterans in an environment of excellence.

Hours: 24 – hour service

Services:

  • Medical, surgical, neurological and psychiatric care including alcohol and drug treatment, outpatient care, social service follow-up and extended hospital/nursing home care.
  • Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Chanute, Emporia, Fort Scott, Garnett, Junction City, Kansas City, Lawrence, and Seneca, Kansas and St. Joseph, Missouri.

Eligibility: Any veteran who has completed an initial tour of duty in a branch of the military service and has been discharged/released under conditions other than dishonorable.

How to Apply: Call the Eligibility Clerk (785) 350-3111 ext 52760

Fees: Dependent upon income, co-payment may be required

Funding: Federal government

Stormont Vail HealthCare

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1500 SW 10th  Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604-1353 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-6000
Health Connections: (785) 354-5225

Randy Peterson, President / CEO

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community.

Hours: 24 – hours in main hospital; as posted in clinics

Services: 

  • Hospital: Medical Imaging, pharmacy, pathology and clinical laboratory, chaplaincy, orthopedics, Digestive Health Center, Health Connections, Hospitalists, Rehabilitation Services, Breast Care, Education Services, School of Nursing.
  • General / Acute Services:  Inpatient, Outpatient, Surgical, Intensive Care, Obstetric/High Risk Obstetric, Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Emergency Services, Level II Trauma Center, Heliport, Regional Poison Control Center, Joint Center, Spine Center, Senior Diagnostic and Treatment Unit, Cardiology Services, Oncology Services and Diabetes Learning Center, Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, HealthWise 55 program, Young Adult Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center and volunteer program.
  • Specialty Services: Family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, oncology, cardiovascular medicine, neurology, endocrinology, endoscopy, dermatology, pediatrics, pediatric cardiology,  allergy/asthma/immunology, dermatologic surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurosurgery hematology and medical oncology, infectious disease, nephrology and hypertension, pediatric neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, connective tissue disorders, wound care, occupational medicine, and Pharmacy.
  • Clinic: 901 SW Garfield (m), 823 SW Mulvane (m), (785) 354-9591
  • Cotton-O’Neil Clinics:

* Croco Road, Heart Center, Jane C. Stormont Women’s Health Center, North, Pediatric Care, Urish Road, Cancer Center, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Digestive Health Center, Work Care, Wound Care, Dermatology Clinic, Rehabilitation Services (PT/OT), Express Care Services, Clinic at Walmart
* Alma, Carbondale, Emporia, Lawrence, Lebo, Meriden, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Rossville and Wamego

Accreditations:  Stormont-Vail is a Magnet Hospital and Joint Commission Accredited. Centers of Excellence in Joint (Hip and Knee) and Stroke and Level II Trauma Accreditation and Level III Neo-natal Intensive Care.

Eligibility: All, regardless of ability to pay

How to Apply:  Hospital – admitted on order of attending physician.  Clinics – call Health Connections at (785) 354-5225 to find a physician that meets your needs.

Fees:  Dependent upon service

Funding:  Fees, insurance and government-sponsored health care programs

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Saint Jude Hospice

St Jude Hospice Logo1100 SW Wanamaker Rd, Suite 7
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 272-1111
Fax: (785) 272-1115
Toll Free: (800) 983-3881(24/7)
Email: Stueweh@saintjudehospice.org

Holly Stuewe, Patient Care Manger
Marketing, Kalissa McAtee

Mission Statement: Rooted in our Christian love and guided by the Holy Spirit, we serve all people in the midst of loss and vulnerability due to a terminal illness.  Our radical loving care will bring healing to those when their hope has changed from a cure to comfort.

Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Services available 24 hours / 7 days a week

Services

  • Medical Care
  • Home Health / Homemaker Services
  • Help with Daily Living
  • Short-term Inpatient Care
  • Continuous Home Care
  • Emotional and Spiritual Support
  • Respite Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Medications
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement Care
  • Volunteer Services
  • Speakers and Education
  • Counties Served: Chase, Douglas, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee.

Eligibility: Call (785) 272-1111. Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurances. No one is turned away due to inability to pay

How to Apply: Call (785) 272-1111 for more information

Fees: Call (785) 272-1111 Saint Jude strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care

Saint Jude is a Catholic based Hospice-We follow the Ethical & Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. We welcome patients of any faith. For more answers to questions please see visit our website listed above.

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Saint Francis Health Center

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1700 SW 7th Street
Topeka, KS  66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 295-8000
Emergency:  (785) 295-8090
Poison Center: (785) 295-8095

Sister Loretto Marie Colwell, President / CEO

Mission Statement:  We will, 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 or vulnerable.

Hours:   Services provided 24 hours per day

Services:

  • Medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services: vascular laser, intensive and critical care units, cardiology services including open heart surgery, occupational medicine and industrial rehabilitation program, and others.
  • Comprehensive programs are Cancer program, Orthopedics, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Gambling addiction program, Sleep disorders center, Mammography screening center, Stock eye institute, Rehabilitation center and Pain medicine center, St. Francis heart and vascular institute, Chest pain center and the Diabetes Center at Mission Woods.
  • Services include laboratory, radiology, diabetes education, respiratory care, home health care, adult inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency and oncology unit.
  • 24 – hour emergency services, emergency medical education, Life Star Air ambulance, helipad and NE Kansas Poison center.

Eligibility:  All patients are admitted regardless of race, gender, age or creed

How to Apply:  Admitted on order of attending physician

Fees: Patients are billed according to established hospital charges

Funding:  Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid

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Midland Care Thrive at Home Services

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 

 

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week

Services:

  • Assistance with personal activities such as bathing, dressing, oral care, and toileting
  • Light meals: planning, preparation, feeding, and cleanup
  • Companionship
  • Caregiver respite
  • Assistance with wake-up and bedtime
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Medication reminders

Eligibility: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Fees: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Funding: Private pay, long-term care insurance

Midland Care Connection, Inc is a not – for – profit organization accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

Midland Care Palliative Care Services

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 

 

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Specialized care for patients with serious or life limiting illnesses
  • Patient tailored nursing and social work visits
  • Management of pain and other symptoms, including side effects of chemotherapy
  • Coordination of care by providing guidance for treatment options, emotional support, financial issues, and individual and family counseling
  • Spiritual support
  • Assistance in accessing community resources, support groups, referral services, patient education, and disease specific information

Eligibility: Individuals with an advanced or chronic illness in need of additional services

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Fees: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information

Funding: Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, fundraising, donations, and memorial contributions

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Community Health Improvement Program

Midland Care PACE Services A Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

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130 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-5770
Fax: (785) 232-1513

 

 

Mission Statement: Midland Care PACE Services manages your “whole” person in a one – stop care program.  You will enjoy freedom from navigating the maze of medical services, allowing you to focus on maintaining independence and quality of life.

Hours:  PACE Center and Clinic are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; care is provided in the home and PACE Center; on-call staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications with no co-payment
  • PACE Center
  • Transportation
  • Durable medical equipment: hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and more
  • Dental care: routine and special procedures, plus dentures as needed
  • Medical care, including specialists
  • Audiology services: exams and hearing aids
  • Physical therapy, occupational and speech therapy
  • In – home – services: errands, personal care, cleaning, and laundry, cooking as needed
  • Coordination of additional services including financial, legal and housing aid

Eligibility: Age 55 and over; meet criteria for nursing facility care according to the State of Kansas; Assessment by PACE team as being appropriate for services; and reside in the Midland PACE area, which includes the following counties:  Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee and Wabaunsee

How to Apply:  Call for tour and/or more information, complete paperwork

Fees:  Dependent upon income.  Participant financial obligation may be required

Funding: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance and private pay

Marian Clinic and Marian Clinic Dental

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Marian Clinic (Medical):
1001 SW Garfield Street
Topeka, KS  66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-8081
Fax: 785-233-8952
Email: ktaylor@marianclinic.org

Marian Clinic (Dental):
3164 E 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-2800
Fax: (785) 233-5116

Karily Taylor, Executive Director

Mission Statement: We will, 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 or vulnerable.

Hours:
Medical Clinic: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Friday
Dental Clinic:  7:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

• Medical and dental services for the uninsured who meet 200% federal poverty guidelines

Eligibility: By application through our eligibility process.  You may apply at Marian Clinic Medical or Dental

How to Apply: Call for information or come by and get a registration form

Fees: $15.00 patient visit free at Marian Clinic Medical. Fee at Marian Clinic Dental is dependent on type of procedure

Funding: Fundraising events

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Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

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The Primary Care Association of Kansas
1129 South Kansas Avenue, Suite B
Topeka, KS  66612 (m)
Phone: (785) 233-8483
Fax: (785) 233-8403
Email:  kspca@kspca.org

Cathy Harding, Executive Director

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved is to support and strengthen our member organizations through advocacy, education, and communication.

Hours:  8:00 am– 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Advocacy
  • Information Dissemination
  • Technical Assistance
  • Community Development and Trainings

Eligibility:  Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved is a member organization offering organizational, associate and individual memberships:

Organizational membership is available to non profit or public organizations that share the mission of Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved and that deliver primary and preventive health care services to patients regardless of ability to pay either by legal mandate or explicitly adopted mission.  Each Organizational Member has one vote at meetings of the General Membership.  Organizational members are entitled to all membership benefits.
Associate Membership is available to non-profit or public organizations that deliver primary and preventive health care services that are not comprehensive in nature, to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Associate members are non-voting members and are entitled to basic membership benefits.
Individual membership is available to persons that do not represent an organizational member if they support the mission and vision of the Corporation.  Individual Members will be non – voting members of the Corporation.

How to Apply: Contact Kari Parker, kparker@kspca.org

Fees: Membership

Funding: Government and private grants

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Immunizations Shawnee County Health Agency

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2115 SW 10th St
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: (785) 251-2180
Fax: (785) 354-4319

Allison Alejos, Director

 

 

 

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services.

Hours:
8:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Monday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Provide immunizations for infants, children, and adults to help ensure their health and the overall health of our community
  • TB Skin tests are provided during regular business hours.  No TB Skin testing is available on Thursdays. Patients will need to return 2 days later to have their skin test read
  • Travel immunizations should be obtained when someone plans to travel outside the United States, to help protect against diseases that may be common in other countries.  It is recommended that they are received at least 6 weeks prior to travel

Eligibility: Open to the public

How to apply: Service provided on a walk-in basis during regular business hours

Fees: Medicaid, Medicare, HealthWave, Century, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and some private insurances are billed.  Cash, check or credit cards are accepted forms of payment

Funding: State grants, local taxes and fees for service

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Hospice Services Midland Care

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200 SW Frazier Circle
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Phone: (785) 232-2044
Fax: (785) 232-5567
Toll Free: (800) 491-3691

 

 

Mission Statement: Meeting individual needs through innovative healthcare solutions

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

  • Pain management and symptom control
  • Personal care such as bathing, dressing, oral care, and toileting
  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Medication management
  • Spiritual and psycho – social support
  • Caregiver respite
  • Coordination and communication with care providers
  • Private rooms in a park-like setting at Hospice House when appropriate

Eligibility: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information.  No one is denied service because of an inability to pay

How to Apply: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information.  No one is denied service because of an inability to pay

Fees: Call (785) 232-2044 for more information.  No one is denied service because of an inability to pay

Funding: Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, fundraising, donations, and memorial contributions

Midland Care Connection, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

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Heartland Hospice

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2231 SW Wanamaker Road, Suite 202
Topeka, KS  66614 (m)
Phone: (785) 271-6500
Fax: (785) 271-8229

Mission Statement: The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to their caregivers.  The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psycho-social, social and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (office hours) Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services:

• Hospice provides services to patients with a limited life expectancy.  The physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of patients and caregivers are met by an interdisciplinary team comprised of the patient’s attending physician, a medical director, a RN case manager, a hospice aide, a medical social worker, a spiritual counselor, a bereavement counselor, and volunteers.  A dietitian physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are also services provided to our patients.

Eligibility: Call (785) 271-6500

How to Apply: Call the numbers listed above

Fees:  Hospice is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans.  Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.

Funding:  Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance

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HealthAccess, Shawnee County Medical Society

PO Box 615
Topeka, KS  66601-0615
Phone: (785) 235-0996
Fax: (785) 235-2385
Email: khedquist@kmsonline.org

Karla Hedquist, Executive Director 

 

 

 

Mission Statement:  To establish ready access to appropriate, high quality health care for the low income, uninsured people of Shawnee County

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Services:

  • Physician services
  • Hospital services
  • Prescription services

Eligibility:  Income below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level

How to Apply:  Call (785) 235-0996

Fees: Co-payment required for prescription purchases

Funding: Topeka Community Foundation, the United Way of Greater Topeka, the City of Topeka, Shawnee County, and from private donations

Health Department Shawnee County Health Agency

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Main Clinic
2115 SW 10th Street
Topeka, KS  66604
Phone: (785) 251-2488
Fax: (785) 354-4319

 

 

 

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and protecting the health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services

Hours:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Childcare Licensing
  • Communicable Disease
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Gatekeepers
  • Health Education
  • Immunizations
  • Maternal and Child Health Outreach
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Nurse Family Partnership

Eligibility: Most services are open to everyone, however some programs do have eligibility requirements.  Check with individual program for detailed information

How to Apply: Call (785) 251-2488

Fees: Varies

Funding: Tax support, grants funds and fees for services

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Health Connections Stormont Vail HealthCare

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1500 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 354-5225
Fax: (785) 354-6195

Charlotte Schirmer, RN, MSN, Director

Mission Statement: Working together to improve the health of our community

Hours: Nurse consultation available 4:30 pm – 8:00 am, Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.  All other services available 24 hours

Services:

  • Nurse consultation
  • Physician referral
  • Health information
  • Community outreach
  • Patient follow – up
  • Nurse information line: When you are unsure of what to do about a child’s fever or need guidance about a senior’s non – emergent medical symptom that is causing concern, turn to Health Connection’s Nurse Information Line.  The trained nurses at health Connections are available to assist with health information for you and your family after the doctor’s office has closed.  Call (785) 354-5225

Eligibility: Services are available to individuals regardless of race, religion, nationality or ability to pay

How to Apply: Contact (785) 354-5225 for more information

Fees: None

Funding:  A division of Stormont Vail HealthCare

Community Health Center

Shawnee County Health Agency

Main Clinic
1615 SW 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66606  (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2000
Fax: (785) 251-2098

California Clinic
2025 SE California
Topeka, KS  66607 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2000
Fax: (785) 251-4014

Website: http://www.shawneehealth.org/

Alice Weingartner, Director

Mission Statement: To provide quality, barrier-free health care services that are accessible, affordable and accountable

Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday

Services:

  • Primary health care for children and adults
  • Prenatal services
  • Family planning
  • Behavioral Health
  • Referrals
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Kan Be Healthy (KBH) and well child screenings

Eligibility: All residents of Shawnee County are eligible. A discounted fee is available for some services.  Proof of income is required to determine discounted fee.

How to Apply: Schedule and Appointment by calling (785) 251-2000

Fees: Services available at a discount based on an income assessment. Medicaid, Medicare and many private insurance plans accepted.

Funding: Federal and State grants, local taxes and fees for services

Audio – Reader Network

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1120 W 11th Street
Lawrence, KS  66044 (m)
Phone:  (785) 864-4600
Toll Free: (800) 772-8898
Fax:  (785) 864-5278
Email: psampson@ku.edu

Steve Kincaid, Director
Peg Sampson, Outreach Coordinator

 

Mission Statement: The Audio – Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled individuals with access to the printed word via radio, telephone, internet, CD and other technologies.  These free services are provided to enable blind and visually impaired persons the opportunity to live their lives with the greatest possible personal independence.

Hours:  24 hours per day broadcast
Office hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  7:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Services:

  • Audio – Reader broadcasts dozens of newspapers, magazines, newsletters and books via several types of media. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • We also provide Special Request reading of materials not available elsewhere on any accessible format and we do live descriptions of theater performances in some areas

Eligibility: Services are available to anyone who has difficulty reading regular print.  They must be certified by a health care professional, activity director, librarian or social worker

How to Apply:  Applications available through the mail or can be printed from the internet

Fees: None

Funding: Grants, donations, fundraisers, memorials and the University of Kansas

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Communicable Diseases

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Shawnee County Health Agency
1534 SW Clay Street
Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
Phone: (785) 251-2488
Fax: (785) 354-4319

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting and protecting health in the community by providing prevention, education, and health care services.

 

 

Hours: 8:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, on Tuesday.  8:00 am – noon and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, on Wednesday

Services:

  • Communicable Disease Control and Education is responsible for prevention of infectious disease through surveillance, treatment and follow – up. For information on infection control and rabies call (785) 251-2488

Eligibility: Open to the public

How to Apply: Call (785) 251-2488

Fees: Medicaid, HealthWave, Medicare, Century, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and some private insurances are billed. Cash or check payments are also accepted

Funding: Not available

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

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503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Toll Free:  1-855-200-2372

Shawn Sullivan, Secretary

 

 

Mission Statement: The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term services and support needs.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Messages can be left after hours

Services:

  • Options Counseling: An options counselor can help by providing unbiased information that is relevant to the individual’s needs, preferences and goals.  This person-centered service supports the individual in making informed choices about their long-term care service options. Local options counselor for Shawnee and Jefferson County is Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, (785) 235-1367 or 1-800-798-1366.
  • Information, Referral and Assessment: The Aging and Disability Resource Center has a statewide call center that is operated by knowledgeable staff trained in community resource information.  The call center is a wealth of resource information for community services (in-home services, transportation, home delivered meals, etc.)
  • Assessments: For individuals who are interested in a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) (for the Frail Elderly, Physically Disabled or Traumatic Brain Injury), or Money Follows the Person (MFP) the Aging and Disability Resource Center can conduct the functional assessment needed to determine eligibility for the appropriate Home and Community Based Services program.  The Aging and Disability Resource Center can inform individuals about their choices in long term care settings and also complete a CARE assessment for those interested in entering a nursing facility.

Eligibility: People of all ages, abilities and income levels and their caregivers needing assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs

How to Apply: Call (855) 200-2372, toll free

Fees: None

Funding: Federal and state funded program

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