Rose Brooks Center Provides Services at Free Health C.A.R.E. Clinic
Thousands of uninsured people expected to receive treatment
In conjunction with KC Free and other local health care providers, Rose Brooks Center will participate in a two-day FREE health clinic at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, MO on Wednesday and Thursday, December 9th and 10th.
The Kansas City C.A.R.E. (Communities are Responding Everyday) Clinic is similar to the free health clinics hosted by Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show. The most recent clinic was hosted in Houston and provided free basic health care to nearly 1800 people. The Kansas City C.A.R.E. Clinic is expected to provide care for 3000 or more people. To improve accessibility for those who need care the most, the Kansas City clinic will be held on two week days and will be open both daytime and evening hours (Noon – 8:00 pm on Wednesday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday).
Rose Brooks Center is a leader in domestic violence programs and services, supporting over 2,000 women and children each week and providing over 47,000 safe nights annually to families escaping abusive homes.
Rose Brooks Center advocates will be available each day to give on-site assistance to medical professionals, and to provide information and resources to the 3,000+ attendees.
“We are pleased to be partnering with KC Free for this important event,” said Susan Miller, CEO of Rose Brooks Center. “Domestic Violence causes very serious physical and mental health problems. It is vital that medical professionals recognize the symptoms of domestic violence and are familiar with the community resources available to assist victims of domestic violence.”
To get an appointment. Anyone who is uninsured that needs medical care should call 1-877-249-5030 to register for an appointment. “Walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis,” says Nicole Lamoureux, Executive Director for NAFC. “Due to the expected large turnout, and to ensure an organized clinic, registering is very important.”
Although the primary area of care will be general medicine there will likely be a number of additional services provided at the clinic. Also note that this event may be the focus of television broadcasts.