Whitney Venegoni, APRN, FNP-C, HPC’s family nurse practitioner, and Kevin Harris, an Olathe Fire Department firefighter and paramedic, staff the Olathe Mobile Integrated Health Team (MIH). The MIH is a partnership between Olathe Health, the Olathe Fire Department and HPC.
MIH was created to help match people with the right resources at the right time, including making connections to government and other resources for food and transportation services. They also provide non-emergency health services to Olathe residents for free, which includes medical services such as blood pressure and sugar tests, general physical exams, sports physicals and vision screening.
Although this is still their mission, MIH has expanded their focus to include educating and providing resources about the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Whitney, the goal is to connect members of our community with resources such as health care needs, hygiene kits, local food pantries and other necessary items during the stay at home order. “This is a tough time for many, and loss of employment and ongoing health issues can make it even more difficult for some of our residents,” she says. “As a reminder, our MIH team performs home visits for health care for our Olathe residents at no cost.”
To contact MIH or request a hygiene kit, please call:
- Olathe Fire Department MIH: 913-334-8228
- Olathe Fire Department/Heart to Heart Hygiene Kits: 913-971-7900 (press 4)
- To request non-emergency help from the team, call 913-334-8228.