• 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 healthcare for people in need.”  Read More
  • 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 healthcare for people in need.”  Read More
  • 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 healthcare for people in need.”  Read More
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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

    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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No One to Turn to for Help…

The Community Support committee at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral has awarded the clinic operational grants for the past few years, and we are so grateful. I got to know Traci, the chair of this committee, as she became more aware of the services the clinic offers.

Traci called me a few months ago and wanted to know if the clinic could help her brother, who had been injured on the job and was unable to work, so he lost his job and the health insurance that came with it. “My brother is struggling with severe depression,” Tracy told me. “He needs help with his medical and mental health care—he can’t afford it anymore.”

 “I always had a job and because of that I always had health insurance,” he said. “Then I hit a hard place in my life because I lost my job after I was injured, then lost my health insurance and have been uninsured for the past two years.”

“Without insurance, I couldn’t afford to continue to see my mental health care provider and I just lost hope,” he continued. “There was no one to turn to for help until my sister told me about Guadalupe Clinic.”

We were able to get Traci’s brother into our Integrated Behavioral Health Program and after just a few sessions of counseling with Becky Douglas, LSCSW, and seeing volunteer orthopedic physician Dr. George Lucas for the back pain from his car accident, he has a return of hope and health, has updated his resume and is applying for employment.

Becky emphasized that talk therapy can increase the levels of resilience and may only take a few sessions.

“A common thread to most individuals in counseling,” Becky continued, “is a sense of hopelessness. Integrating mental health care and behavioral health care result in better outcomes and it is so beneficial for the individual.” 

When working with clients, Becky stresses increasing the level of functionality by problem solving, building confidence and focusing on hopefulness and spirituality.  Coming to the same location for medical and mental health care quickly builds a levelof trust, an important component in the patient/client relationship and healing process.

“If I did not have this care I don’t know what I would do. After seeing Becky and Dr. Lucas I feel confident, hopeful, on a path and getting somewhere. Guadalupe Clinic has been a godsend.”

Written by David Gear,
Guadalupe Clinic Executive Director

If you have a story of how you have personally been touched by Guadalupe Clinic, we would love to hear from you! If you know someone who has been affected by the services the Clinic provides, we would also appreciate to hear that story.

Please send all stories to Stacey at stacey@guadalupeclinic.com

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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
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
Sister Fran Schumer
Jill Steiner
Daniel Tatpati, MD
Rev. Ken Van Haverbeke               

   

     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