Health

Health Resources for Kansans

Information provided by Kansas librarians…

The links below connect you to agencies, organizations and others who can help you with medical needs, health insurance questions, financial assistance sources, support group locations and other services.

 


General Assistance

2-1-1 Kansas Online
Call in or search online for many different services in Kansas

United Way Locations
Check for your local/regional United Way and look at their partner agencies. Some partner agencies give medical and mental health assistance

Health Insurance

Division of Health Care Finance
 Administers health insurance programs for children, pregnant women, Kansans with disabilities and the elderly

HealthWave
 Health, vision, dental and other benefits for Kansas families and children who meet income requirements
Influenza (Flu) vaccines
Children’s vaccines

Kansas Trauma Program
This program seeks to reduce human suffering and costs associated with preventable morbidity and mortality that result from trauma

2010 Directory of Kansas Primary Care Safety Net Clinics
Kansas Assoication for the Medically Unserved directory of community health centers and primary care clinics

AARP Doughnut Hole Calculator – guides you through prescription drug options using localized information about plans and prescriptions

Medical Care

Kansas Community Supports and Services (Kansas DCF)
County listings of government and private agencies that provide various services to the public

Kansas Health Care Provider Directory

Kansas Immunization Program

Kansas Bureau of Oral Health
Provides awareness regarding the importance of oral health and improve dental health status by providing education, consultation and training that focuses on health promotion and disease prevention

Kansas Public Health Directory
State and local health offices, officials

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Office of Primary Care
The Office works to assure that vulnerable, low-income, uninsured or otherwise underserved Kansas residents receive adequate access to affordable primary health care services

Farmworker Program
Provides access to primary health care services for low-income and medically underserved migratory and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and for persons eligible for services essential to the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis

Kansas Health Matters                                                                                                                                                        A website that provides local health data, resources, promising best practices, news articles, and information about community events related to important community health issues.  Kansas Health Matters brings community health-related statistical data, local resources and a wealth of information tone, accessible, user-friendly location.

Nutrition, Food, Exercise

Kansas Nutrition and WIC Services
Nutrition intervention services, breastfeeding promotion, substance abuse identification and nutrition education

Dietary Health (U.S. Dept of Agriculture)
Dietary guidance and nutritional recommendations aimed at improving the health and well-being of Americans

Consumer Health

Federal Trade Commission Health Information
(Information from the FTC on health scams)

Mental Health Services

Community Mental Health Centers
List of mental health service agencies around the state

Support Groups, Organizations, etc

United Way 211 of Kansas
Thousands of non-profit and government human services listed from across Kansas

American Red Cross

Center for Community Support and Research (Wichita State University)
Click on FIND A SUPPORT GROUP for a search engine you can limit by Kansas county

Genetic and Rare Conditions Site (Univ. of Kansas Medical Center)
Support for indidviduals and famlies dealing with genetic/rare medical conditions

Children’s Mercy Hospital (Kansas City Metro Area)
Child Health Library, A-Z

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