• WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    WELCOME TO GUADALUPE CLINIC

    “As missionary disciples of Christ, and with other people of good will, Guadalupe Clinic works to provide access to quality health care for people in need.”  Read More
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  • SUPPORTERS

    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

    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

A Season Full of Gifts & Giving

On December 8th, Guadalupe Clinic was the beneficiary of Dove Estates’ festival of trees event. Donated Christmas trees and prizes were auctioned and raffled to guests, with 1843 raffle tickets sold and over $4,900 raised! Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to Dove Estates management and staff for their support.

We also had our December 12th mass and feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Donors, grantors, volunteers, staff, board members, friends, and family joined together for a night of reflection and celebration. The Marlene Dreiling Servant Heart Award was presented to volunteer nurse, Kathy Bowles, RN, BSN; and Dave Carter, previous board chair, received the Dr. Thomas Hays Memorial Award.

December 15th also marked another Guadalupe Clinic tradition, where staff and volunteers came together to hand out food boxes, gifts, and household supplies to patient families from the South St. Francis and South Hillside Clinic locations.

Thanks to the support of staff, volunteers, Cargill, Hiland Dairy, Dillons, and private donors, the Clinic was able to provide 110 food boxes to patients in need. Presents were donated by parishes and many other generous friends of the Clinic, as well as through giving trees located throughout the community. We couldn’t have done it without you!

A Friend Remembered - James Loeffler, MD (1936-2018)

An optimistic, energetic, dedicated and invaluable supporter of Guadalupe Clinic – that is who Dr. James Loeffler was to all of us who had the pleasure and good fortune to know and work with him.

He was one of those people that captivated your heart with his smile and good nature and brought so many people of good will together to serve others. He was truly a servant leader; a man called to serve people and God in everything he did. His smile and laugh were contagious and filled a room with cheer.

Dr. Loeffler held the mission of Guadalupe Clinic in the highest esteem. So much so that he created a baseball fundraiser 30 years ago and worked to see that it was always a success. He gave his time, talent and treasure – and sometimes his best fastball – throwing the first pitch in front of the crowd at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.

We were only a small part of a life that provided strength, love and healing to many.  We will forever be thankful for him and will miss his charm and enthusiasm.

With the demolition and rebuilding of Lawrence Dumont Stadium, the annual baseball fundraiser has come to an end.  In its place is an event that is equally fun and family-friendly. On Friday, March 29 Guadalupe Clinic will host our newest fundraising event at Intrust Arena with the Wichita Thunder hockey team. Check it out on our events web page www.guadalupeclinic.org.  

Mission Moment

When I walked into the South Hillside Clinic a few weeks ago, a woman stopped me in the lobby and said, “I know you. You saved my life.” Before I could explain that it couldn’t have been me, since I don’t provide direct patient care, she was telling me her story.

As a young girl, Yolanda accompanied her grandmother when she visited Guadalupe Clinic. As an adult without insurance, Yolanda began coming three years ago for her own medical needs. “Sarah Lindsey, PA-C and the entire South Hillside staff are wonderful,” Yolanda reflected. Recently as part of her well women’s checkup, Yolanda was referred to Dr. Tracy Williams, a volunteer physician, for further care. It was revealed that Yolanda had Stage 1 cancer of the cervix. ”Dr. Tracy is a wonderful doctor and explained everything to me and was very informative every step of the way.” 

Early Detection Works (EDW) is a program funded by the State of Kansas. Through EDW, Yolanda received a cancer screening prior to her surgery. She will continue to receive screenings and is cancer-free today. “Charlotte Ridley-McIntyre (Guadalupe Clinic, Medical Assistant) is a Godsend,” Yolanda shared, “She made the EDW paperwork simple and called to check up on me. I’m very thankful for her and for all of you – thank you for all you have done for me.” As always, caring for Yolanda was a team effort with our volunteer physicians, staff, volunteer nurses and aides, and support. ALL of us…WE...were able to save her life.

David Gear, Executive Director

Partner with Guadalupe Clinic

Guadalupe Clinic needs your partnership now more than ever, since we are a safety-net clinic funded solely from individual donations, corporate sponsorships, foundations, and grants. 100% of funds donated to the Clinic stay in Wichita and are used to provide quality health care to the uninsured in this community and surrounding areas.

Your generosity and support create the infrastructure in which volunteer doctors and nurses work to serve people in need. Donations of time, talent, and treasure are gifts of health and hope to our patients, many of which have nowhere else to turn.

There are many ways to partner with Guadalupe Clinic such as sponsoring the upcoming Guadalupe Family Night at Thunder Hockey or other events such as Martinis & Bourbon and the Sommelier Smack-Down.

Visit www.GuadalupeClinic.org for more event information.

Guadalupe Clinic Volunteer News

In January, the Clinic recognized Toni Simon, RN and Cherie Gilbaugh, RN who have been volunteering for more than 15 years on a regular basis to care for the patients and assist our volunteer providers. We hope these wonderful nurses will continue to volunteer for the forseeable future. Thank you Toni (top) and Cherie (bottom)!

After 4 years of service to the clinic Karen Wirth, RN is retiring from volunteering. Karen spent long Monday afternoons through early evenings caring for the patients and assisting providers. Thank you Karen for your calm, efficient way of looking after everyone. You shall be dearly missed.

Our family of volunteers continues to increase in medical and non-medical roles. Through 2018 we were privileged to welcome 12 registered nurses, 2 physician assistants, 1 advanced practice registered nurse, 3 pharmacists and 4 physicians. There are many non-medical volunteers who regularly come to help with office and clerical tasks. In addition, we have college students who volunteered during Christmas vacation to wrap presents for the patient families. If space permitted, we would recognize everyone by name, but for now, please know volunteers that you are needed, valued and appreciated by all the patients and staff at Guadalupe Clinic and we hope that you will continue volunteering for many years to come.

  

Upcoming Events

Support Guadalupe Clinic at the 1st Annual Wichita Thunder Hockey Game

Guadalupe Clinic invites you to help celebrate our first ever Thunder Hockey Game on Friday, March 29th at 7:00PM at Intrust Arena to replace our historic Wingnuts Benefit Baseball Game. What better way to spend a Friday night, than at a family friendly event that helps other families in need of quality medical care? This event is extra special as the Knights of Columbus and their families will join us in celebration of their Founder’s Day.

Ticket vouchers will be sold at local parishes during masses on one of the following weekends: March 9 & 10, March 16 & 17, and March 23 & 24 as well as at the Guadalupe Clinic’s St. Francis location during March. Vouchers are $10 each and everyone will receive a free LED Cheer Stick at the game. All proceeds benefit the Clinic, and we hope to see you there!

Midwest Winefest 2019

The 24th Annual Midwest Winefest kicks off Thursday, April 25th with the Walkabout, a stroll through Old Town with lively music, delicious food, and great wines. Tickets sell out quickly, so buy your tickets when they go on sale on March 11th!  All proceeds benefit Guadalupe Health Foundation whose primary beneficiary is Guadalupe Clinic.

Again this year, Walkabout will have a special VIP Lounge at Venue 244 featuring spirits, beers, in addition to exclusive wines. The lounge will feature live dueling pianos for entertainment, exclusive food from Greystone Seafood, and a silent auction. 

Saturday, April 27th, 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 access to hundreds of wine and food choices. In addition, an exquisite menu from George’s Bistro completes a French cultural experience.

To purchase tickets visit MidwestWinefest.org or Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/EventbriteWinefest19 

To volunteer for Midwest Winefest, visit: http://bit.ly/2019WinefestSignUp

  • About Us
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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
Judge Joseph Bribiesca
Sr. Susanne Daniels, CSJ
Richard Egelhof, MD
Robert Gutschenritter
Maryon Habtemariam
Cindy LaFleur
Rev. David Marstall
Stacia McKnight
James Petrich
Sr. Fran Schumer, ASC
Rev. Michael Simone
John Sponsel
Jill Steiner
Daniel Tatpati, MD
Paul Wagle
              

    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