• WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
  • WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
  • WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    "The mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts." Read More
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SUPPORT THE CLINIC

How can you help? Pray for the mission of the Clinic! Donor support is imperative for the clinic to serve the uninsured and under-served in our community. 

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    SUPPORTERS

     Our contributors remove the cost barriers to affordable health care for those in our community that face many challenges each day.
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  • PATIENTS

    PATIENTS

    Here at Guadalupe Clinic we have over 30 years of service for the uninsured and medically undeserved.
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    VOLUNTEERS

     We at Guadalupe Clinic know first-hand how important volunteers can be; after all volunteers have been our life blood since 1985!
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Clinic News

Mammograms for Mother's Day

Free Mammograms!

For women 45 to 64 years old without insurance.
Women under 45 with concerns may call for more information.

Limited appointments are also available for women with insurance. Insurance card and photo ID required.

FREE bra voucher when you get a mammogram!

When: May 1st, 2018
Where: Cypress Women's Imaging East
9300 E 29th St. North
Wichita, KS
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Appt: 316-337-6047 (Audrey)
316-337-6144 (Marcela)
Info:

316-854-8655 (Gayle)

 Appointments are required! Mammograms will be performed by Guadalupe Clinic staff.

Upcoming Events

Midwest Winefest

The 23rd Annual Midwest Winefest kicks off Thursday, April 26th with the Walkabout, a stroll through Oldtown with lively music, delicious food, and great wines. Tickets sell out quickly, so buy your tickets on March 12th! All proceeds benefit Guadalupe Health Foundation whose primary beneficiary is Guadalupe Clinic.

New this year, Walkabout will have a special VIP Lounge at Venue 244.  The lounge will feature live entertainment, a VIP only T-shirt, exclusive food from Greystone Seafood, specialty cocktails, and wine. Buy limited Guadalupe Vodka and Bourbon bottles and make these delicious cocktails at home, recipe provided with purchase.  

Saturday, April 28th, at Century II from 6-9PM, Grand Tasting celebrates Wichita’s best food and wine; where flavor is at the center of it all. Take a virtual tour around the world sampling from 40 chefs, 300+ wines, and vendors providing specialty products.  

This year’s Reserve Room offers VIP parking and a special entrance for early admission to the Grand Tasting providing first access to hundreds of wine and food choices.  In addition an exquisite menu from George’s Bistro completes a French cultural experience.

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Elevating Health Campaign

After more than thirty years of providing quality health care services to the uninsured, poor and homeless in our community, increasing awareness of the Guadalupe Clinic story, is still a challenge.

This spring, we'll have an opportunity to inform a new audience. Skyward Credit Union, the official credit union of Textron Aviation Employees and their families, has agreed to donate the cost of a patient visit for every pledge during KMUW radio station's spring pledge drive.  This is a unique opportunity to partner with KMUW radio listeners and donors during their Spring pledge drive from March 6th through April 13th, while Skyward Credit Union's Elevating Health campaign is assisting Guadalupe Clinic in its mission to provide quality health care to the uninsured, working poor, and homeless.  Please tune in to KMUW for pledge details, give a donation to Guadalupe Clinic, and consider Skyward Credit Union for your banking needs. 



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Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Guadalupe Clinic is grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for providing us with a grant to create a new medical volunteer coordinator position designed to sustain our volunteer medical provider-based and donation-based program. For 32 years, Guadalupe Clinic has been able to provide access to health care for individuals without health insurance of any kind, only because of the dedicated medical professional community who has continuously donated thousands of hours of their time and talent to the Clinic.These professionals include family practice doctors, specialists, physician assistants, advance registered nurse practitioners and registered nurses.

Since filling this new role in August of 2017, Elizabeth Stewart, Medical Volunteer Coordinator, has successfully recruited five medical professionals, 10 registered nurses, one of which is a diabetic educator, and two certified nursing assistants. Elizabeth has also developed an innovative method by which to reduce language barriers to health care among our Hispanic population. She created and implemented a Google Doc, an electronic volunteer signup sheet, for linguistic students to schedule themselves at the Clinic to translate for our Spanish-speaking patients.

Thank you to the Kansas Health Foundation, Wichita Kansas, for the Impact Grant to help Guadalupe Clinic sustain high-quality health care to the poor.

The Kansas Health Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit: www.kansashealth.org

The Power of Partnerships

As many of our supporters know, Guadalupe Clinic began as a neighborhood health screening station. Volunteer nurses came together to offer their services to those in our community with no viable healthcare options. Over the last 32 years the Clinic has changed and grown and expanded to include general practitioners, in-house specialty doctors, services and testing. Guadalupe is still a volunteer-driven organization. This is all possible due to medical professionals donating their time and talent, local companies donating specialty services, testing and supplies, and partnerships with universities and organizations all working to improve the health of the less fortunate—our patients.

For example, 13 years ago Guadalupe Clinic entered into a partnership with the University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita JayDocs (medical school and later added pharmacy students). This made it possible to open on Saturdays and expand our clinic hours. Since then a monthly diabetic clinic and a Thursday night outreach clinic, both through partnerships with KUSM-W, have been added. Through this partnership the JayDocs receive hands-on practice with patients experiencing a wide variety of health problems. Up to eight medical students, their precept (the attending physician signing off on each patient’s treatment) and two Guadalupe support personnel operate the Clinic.

The students are with the patient from the in-take process (vital signs such as blood pressure, weight, medications and family history are recorded) through the medical examination. They confer with the attending physician and discuss the symptoms, final diagnosis and treatment options.  Offering health and nutrition information and education is an important part of the learning process for both the medical students and their patients—developing a partnership with the patients. When patients are better informed about their own medical conditions they will be more comfortable, confident and empowered to take greater responsibility for their personal health and wellness.

Gifts to Guadalupe Clinic

Recently Guadalupe Clinic received two amazing gifts. First, a teenage boy asked his parents if he could give the gifts for his upcoming birthday party to Guadalupe Clinic, which his parents thought was such a mature and thoughtful gesture of kindness and stewardship. Next, a newly married couple asked their guests to donate to the Clinic instead of buying them wedding gifts, then they gave this special gift to the Clinic in honor of their new life together. These generous donors realized that they were blessed already with everything they needed and shared their special days in service to others. You too can join these faithful givers, which is now easier than ever, with tools like Evite Donations which allow you to include a request to support the mission of Guadalupe in your electronic invite. When you send your next Evite.com invite, ask your guest to give on your behalf to make your special day even more meaningful.

Digital Dollars

In addition to our incredibly generous volunteer medical professionals and grant funding partners, the “engine” that keeps Guadalupe Clinic running is the generosity of our financial donors. Without the individuals that support the Clinic with monetary contributions of all sizes, our ability to serve clients in need would be severely limited.

We strive to make it easy for our advocates to donate to our cause in a variety of ways. Recently we have increased our emphasis on strategic consistent digital “asks”, a relatively new focus coming from the Clinic’s development department.

I understand that some of our legacy donors find the frequent requests - often with the ubiquitous “donate button” – to be somewhat overbearing.  And while I personally share in some of that (as a check-writing dinosaur), I have come to the realization that this method is an increasing fact of life; as an example the millennials we are trying to recruit as regular supporters mostly prefer to conduct business electronically. They spend hours reviewing online content; the digital world is key to them. Fortunately, they are also generally quite socially conscious, a logical group from which the Clinic can secure current and future donors.

Accordingly, Clinic administrative staff will be taking a couple simple steps to perhaps alleviate heartburn, while continuing to conduct active digital marketing campaigns.

· Our electronic requests will be planned, composed and scheduled appropriately.

· Our donors will be given the option to unsubscribe from electronic solicitation should they so desire.

· To go green, save money and trees, contact us.

Please continue to provide your feedback as we go about our important mission.

Dave Carter, Chairman of the Board

Guadalupe Clinic welcomes a new podiatrist

Guadalupe Clinic is delighted to welcome Dr. Benjamin Weaver to our group of volunteer providers. Dr. Weaver is a board-certified physician in podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine. He is a graduate of the Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City and completed his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. Most recently, he has completed his Certification for Wound Care. He is a Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association and College of Certified Wound Specialists. Dr. Weaver is the owner of Central Kansas Podiatry Associates at 21st and Webb Road in Wichita.

 

He found out about Guadalupe Clinic after his office manager dropped off some donations following the refurbishment of his offices. Our clinic on S. St. Francis now has a podiatric chair and another in storage for future use. We are privileged to have Dr. Weaver volunteer three times a month to care for the foot problems of our patients. Thank you Dr. Weaver and welcome to Guadalupe Clinic!

Thank you for Christmas gifts of time, talent, and treasure

 

Everyone at Guadalupe Clinic wishes to thank each parishioner that participated in Christmas giving through gifts of time, talent, and treasure.  You made Christmas for our patients such a joy this year.  You filled their hearts with the knowledge that there are people who care and sacrifice for others.  Your generosity is so greatly appreciated by all of us.  You have been most gracious and kind.

A Warm Season of Gifts and Giving

December 12th, Guadalupe Clinic celebrated the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The evening started with a mass at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Convent chapel. Following mass, dinner and a brief presentation were held at Guadalupe Clinic. With dinner provided by Abuelo’s West.

Afterward, attendees observed a presentation of three awards: the Marlene Dreiling Servant’s Heart Award, the Dr. Thomas Hays Memorial Award and an Employee Service award. The Marlene Dreiling Servant’s Heart Award was presented to Karen Wirth, a nurse volunteer. When presented with the award, Karen said, “Thank you very much, I appreciate the award and appreciate the thought behind it, and I just appreciate everyone that I’ve been able to work with here and enjoy working with the patients. Thank you.”

The Dr. Thomas Hays Memorial Award was presented to Larry and Dana Fugate/Fugate Enterprises for their years of dedication to the Clinic and Winefest. When asked why they give to the Clinic, Dana said, “It’s an honor, you know we don’t give to receive honors but we give because we were taught, by Monsignor McGread, that you give because you can.” James Van Milligen, PA, was also recognized for his ten years of dedicated service to Guadalupe Clinic.

A few days later on December 16th, the Guadalupe Clinic gym filled with the Christmas spirit as staff and volunteers distributed food boxes and gifts to Clinic patients. Presents were donated by parishes and many other generous friends of the Clinic, as well as through giving trees located throughout the community. Guadalupe Clinic thanks the countless volunteers and donors who generously contributed to these events...we couldn’t have done it without you!

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About Us

Guadalupe Clinic provides health care for persons who are 18-64 years of age.  We serve those in our community that are uninsured and underserved.  All clients are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race or religion, everyone is welcome!

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    Clinic Board of Directors

    Sara Bartak
Sheryl Beard, MD
Joseph Bribiesca
Jerry Brungardt, MD
Dave Carter
Sr. Susanne Daniels, CSJ
Richard Egelhof, MD
Dennis Gillen
Robert Gutschenritter
Maryon Habtemariam
Cindy LaFleur
Rev. David Marstall
Stacia McKnight
James Petrich
Jill Steiner
Daniel Tatpati, MD
Rev. Ken Van Haverbeke                
Sister Therese Wetta, ASC

   

     Executive Team

     Executive Director
Director of Development
Volunteer Medical Director
Volunteer Asst. Medical Director
Nursing Director

David Gear
Andrie Krahl, MBA                              
Richard Egelhof, MD
Sheryl Beard, MD
Jane McGuire, RN

Our History

In 1985, six volunteer nurses decided to change the face of medicine in Wichita.  They wanted quality affordable health care made available to everyone, regardless of income.  They founded Guadalupe Health Station, which later was renamed Guadalupe Clinic.  Now some 32 years later, there are three clinics and volunteers and staff also provide outreach services at various locations around Wichita.  Guadalupe Clinic has been a donation-based clinic since its inception in 1985. Patients are asked for a $5 donation and receive a doctor's care, lab tests, x-rays, and medication for that donation. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to donate.   Medical volunteers along with staff provide thousands of medical services each year to those in our community with no insurance or other affordable means to health care services.

These are the many companies and foundations that have provided Guadalupe Clinic with needed funding through grant opportunities. We are humbled and grateful for their belief in our mission and for all of their generous support.

   

-AmeriCorps VISTA
-ASC Foundation
-Bank of America Charitable Foundation
-Black Hills Energy
-Black Hills Energy Foundation
-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
-Cargill
-Cargill Cares
-Commerce Bancshares Foundation
-Congregation of St. Joseph
-CVS/pharmacy
-Delta Dental of Kansas
-Derby Community Foundation
-Duane and Velma Wallace Foundation
-Fidelity Bank
-First Presbyterian Church
-Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation 
-Health Concepts Foundation

-KAMU
-Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
-Kansas Health Foundation
-Lattner Family Foundation
-Raskob Foundation
-Riverside Health Foundation
-Rotary Club of East Wichita
-Rudd Foundation
-Sedgwick County
-Sedgwick County Mill Levy
-Sherwin-Williams
-Spirit AeroSystems (Good Neighbor Fund)
-St. Thomas Aquinas Church Mission Outreach Apostolate
-Walmart
-Welch Allyn
-Wichita Community Foundation
-Wichita Wagonmasters
-Women of Wichita