Guadalupe Clinic receives two grants

Kansas Health Foundation and Spirit donate
The Guadalupe Clinic, a diocesan health ministry with three locations in Wichita, recently received nearly $32,500 from two organizations.
The Kansas Health Foundation awarded $24,933 to the clinic to fund the “Providing Access to Health Care for Low-Income, Uninsured and Homeless Adults” Project. The Impact Grant will enable Guadalupe Clinic to hire a medical volunteer coordinator who will focus on increasing the number of volunteer medical providers to serve patients at the clinic.
“As Guadalupe Clinic patient numbers continue to increase, so must our volunteer medical providers,” said David Gear, executive director of Guadalupe Clinic. “Since our founding 32 years ago, the clinic has operated under the premise that medical professionals would live out their call to stewardship through volunteering their time and expertise.”
In addition, the Spirit AeroSystems Employees Good Neighbor Fund gave the clinic a $7,500 grant to support the “Counseling Those in Need” project. The funds will be used for patient counseling services.
“This grant will mean more of our patients will have integrated health care available with no cost barriers,” Gear said.
The Kansas Health Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans. The Spirit Good Neighbor Fund is an employee-run nonprofit organization funded through voluntary employee payroll deductions. Spirit is headquartered in Wichita and employs about 15,000 people worldwide designing and building complex aerostructures for the world’s most recognizable airplanes.
Founded in 1985, the Guadalupe Clinic provides access to health care for the uninsured and medically underserved in Sedgwick County. Services are provided for a requested $5 donation, however no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. Patients receive a doctor’s care, lab tests, X-rays, and medications.
Guadalupe Clinic provides services at three Wichita locations and through multiple outreach programs across the city. The three clinics are located at 940 S. St. Francis, 2825 S. Hillside, and 445 N. Market.