1st Saturday Family Essentials Giveaway May 1

Swope Health hosted a  First Saturday free food and family essentials giveaway on Saturday, May 1. 

Swope Health and partners offered foods, cleaning supplies, and family health essential items – all free.

The event was sponsored by Total Man, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Aetna, Sysco Kansas City, Community Builders of Kansas City, Harvesters, Home State Health, McCown Gordon Construction, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., United Way, the National Congress of Black Women and State Sen. Barbara Anne Washington.

 

It was a beautiful morning to give and receive at the Family Essentials Event.

 

 

Cleaning products were among the essential products distributed at the event

 

 

Personal hygiene products were also available.

 

 

Thanks to Harvesters, there was plenty of food to share including potatoes, juice and dry goods.

May 1 Vaccination event in Wyandotte County

Swope Health partnered with Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor and United Healthcare in a vaccination event and giveaway on Saturday, May 1.

At the event, at 1900 Steele Rd, Kansas City, Kansas, more than 50 people received their first Pfizer vaccine shot. Most participants were Spanish speaking and people of color and received food boxes from Harvesters and hygiene kits, provided by United Healthcare.

 

Swope Health at Kipp Academy

On April 30, Swope Health visited Kipp Academy in Kansas City to offer healthcare services for kids. Swope Health associates talked with families and offered medical, dental and behavioral health care.

Five families participated and received:

  • Dental screening
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Well-Child check
  • Physical exam
  • Childhood vaccinations
  • Support signing up for Medicare or Healthcare Marketplace insurance, or other services

Do it for Mom! COVID-19 Vaccination Event May 8

Swope Health announces COVID-19 drive-through vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Memorial Baptist Church, 11424 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City, MO 64134.

The event is free. The Pfizer vaccines will be offered to any Missouri resident age 16 or older. If you are younger than 18, you must have a parent or guardian present to receive the vaccine. Appointments for the second dose will be scheduled at the event.

To make an appointment, register at https://swopehealth.org/vaccine-may8/. If you have any difficulty registering, please call 816-321-3333 Monday through Friday during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 8 is the day before Mother’s Day – getting a vaccination can be your gift to your family! Getting vaccinated is a great way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. Show your Mom, Dad, and siblings that you care and encourage them to show some love with a vaccination too!

If you can’t make it to the event May 8, you can schedule an appointment at the Swope Health Vaccine Clinic, in The Shops on Blue Parkway, 4401 Blue Parkway, the week before – May 3 through May 7. Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

May 1 Vaccine Event in Wyandotte County

Swope Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 1, for Kansas residents at Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor, 1900 Steele Road, Kansas City, Kansas 66106.

Swope Health will offer the Pfizer vaccine to Kansas residents, age 16 and older. The second dose will be scheduled for Saturday, May 22, also at Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor.

To schedule an appointment,
register at https://swopehealth.org/vaccine-may1/
or call 816-599-5112.

The free event includes a giveaway of food and hygiene kits on a first-come, first-served basis. Community partners for this event are Catholic Charities, El Centro and United Healthcare.

May Day Event: Food, Family Essentials at Swope Health Central

Swope Health announces a First Saturday free food and family essentials give-away from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Swope Health Central, 3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130.

Swope Health and partners in the monthly 1st Saturday event will offer foods, cleaning supplies, and family health essential items – all free. The drive-through line forms on Cleveland Avenue heading north, to turn right onto Blue Parkway and into the Swope Health Main Entrance.

Swope Health associates will direct you once you enter the parking lot. You’ll stay in your car, we’ll help you pick up household baskets and food boxes.

This free event is sponsored by Total Man, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Aetna, Sysco Kansas City, Community Builders of Kansas City, Harvesters, Home State Health, McCown Gordon Construction, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., United Way, the National Congress of Black Women and State Sen. Barbara Anne Washington.

Come early! Maximum of two families served per car – no walk-up service available.

 

Now Open: April 17 Vaccination Event

 

Swope Health announces a mass vaccination event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Concord Fortress of Hope church, at 11050 W. Longview Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64134.

The event is free and open to any Missouri resident age 18 or older.
Please register for an appointment at https://swopehealth.org/vaccine-april17/

 

The Moderna vaccine will be offered by appointment. At your April 17 appointment, you will be scheduled for a second-dose appointment on May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Concord Fortress of Hope.

This will be a drive-through and walk-up event, with vaccinations by appointment. Swope Health expects to offer 1,000 vaccinations at this one-day event.

If you have any difficulty registering for an appointment, please call 816-321-3333 Monday through Friday during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn more about the Moderna vaccine.

Mass Vaccine Event at the Zoo was Wildly Successful!

On Wednesday, March 31, Community Builders of Kansas City hosted a vaccination event at the Kansas City Zoo for Missouri residents.

Swope Health teamed up with Truman Medical Centers, Children’s Mercy Hospital, the UMKC School of Medicine and the University of Kansas Medical Center to deliver nearly 2,000 vaccinations.

Community partners joined in to provide services, including Harvesters, Happy Bottoms Diapers, the Kansas City  Public Library and Catholic Charities.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was there, too, helping Harvesters distribute food to families in need.  U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II, a co-sponsor, and Jackson County Executive Frank White were also present in support of the effort.

Family Essentials Giveaway – Saturday, April 3, at Swope Health

Please plan on joining us for another 1st Saturday Family Essentials giveaway drive-through, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 3.

This is a free event at Swope Health, 3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO, 64130. The drive-through line forms on Cleveland Avenue heading north, to turn right onto Blue Parkway and into the Swope Health Main Entrance.

Swope Health associates will direct you once you enter the parking lot. You’ll stay in your car, we’ll help you pick up household baskets with toiletries and family essentials, and food boxes. Special this month: we’re offering Easter Baskets for kids, as well as games, toys and blankets.

This free event is sponsored by Total Man, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Aetna, Sysco Kansas City, Community Builders of Kansas City, Harvesters, Home State Health, McCown Gordon Construction, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., United Way, the National Congress of Black Women and State Sen. Barbara Anne Washington.

Come early! Maximum of two families served per car – no walk-up service available.

Swope Health Wins South KC Chamber Impact Award

Swope Health is proud to announce it has received The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Special 2021 Community Impact Hero Award.

“This is a special award to recognize healthcare professionals for their efforts during the pandemic,” said Vickie Wolgast, president of the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

The nominations were reviewed by a six-member Chamber committee, and then Chamber members and community leaders voted for the winners.  The awards were presented at the Chamber’s Virtual Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 25, 2021.  Jeron Ravin, President & CEO of Swope Health, accepted the award.

“Over the past year, we have tested more than 15,000 Kansas Citians for Covid-19,” said Ravin.  “We’ll continue to fight against Covid-19 and serve the Kansas City community.”

Each year, the chamber seeks out nominations from the community and its members to recognize companies and volunteers who make the most impact in the region.

Nominations identify companies who make contributions to the community, in the form of donations to a non-profit or support in time or resources. The chamber also considers programs providing support to veterans, disabled persons, and ex-convicts, as well as initiatives in mentoring, job skills training and entrepreneurial efforts.