By Catherine Rice, Vice President of Marketing/Outreach
November 11-18, 2023 marks National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to bring attention to hunger and homelessness, focus on ways to make a difference in your community and work to increase participation and engagement.
Health Partnership Clinic serves as the designated medical home in Johnson County for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This means our health services—medical, dental and behavioral health—are available free of charge to those who qualify. This service also extends to unsheltered people in Franklin and Miami counties.
We treat a range of acute and chronic illnesses in addition to well checkups and physicals. Through our medical appointments, access to behavioral health care is integrated along with the availability of a behavioral health clinician. In addition, we offer Medication-Assisted and Substance Abuse services and limited dental care, at our Olathe location.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For patients in Johnson County, please call to schedule an appointment at 913-648-2266.
For those in Miami (Paola clinic – 913-294-9223) and Franklin (Ottawa – 913-401-2750) Counties, please call to schedule an appointment. Same day or next day appointments are often available.
Mobile Integrated Health Team extends clinic’s mission
The Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Team, a partnership between the clinic, Olathe Fire Department and Olathe Health, brings care to Olathe patients in their homes and out in the community to break down barriers to care. This service is available only to Olathe residents. To access non-emergency care, call MIH at 913-334-8228.
If you are struggling with hunger, there are several partners in our area that can help.
To find a food pantry near you, visit https://www.foodpantries.org/st/kansas.
There are several mobile food drops in our area, as well as food pantries that can be visited every month. One family could access food pantry services six times per month.
For those experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness, there is help in our community!
There is also a Hotline for the Homeless: 816-474-4599. The Hotline for the Homeless is a free referral telephone service. Men, women and families who call the Hotline are directed to actual shelter housing when available space is known.