Vaccination event POSTPONED

Swope Health and El Centro are postponing the vaccination event scheduled for 3-7 pm Monday, Jan. 10.

We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as it is available. 

 

Join us 9 am – noon Saturday, Jan. 22, for free food giveaway at Swope Health West, 4835 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., with partners Harvesters, El Centro and Livable Neighborhoods.

Wyandotte County January events — Join us!

Swope Health has two upcoming events in Kansas City, Kan. — please plan on joining us:

3-7 pm Monday, Jan 10, for a vaccination event with El Centro Inc., 501 Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan.

9 am – noon Saturday, Jan. 22, for free food giveaway at Swope Health West, 4835 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan., with partners Harvesters, El Centro and Livable Neighborhoods.

Check our nursing openings and loan repayment program

Through the growing demands of an aging population, a shrinking workforce, and the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the United States is facing a shortage of nurses. Many health organizations, including Swope Health, have multiple job opportunities in the nursing field.

Nurses who are employed by community health centers like Swope Health, however, may receive funding toward payment of their qualifying education loans through the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program. To be eligible, you must be in a patient-facing nursing role with an organization that works with the medically underserved.

The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program helps address the needs of patient populations facing health inequities, while supporting the development of the nursing workforce. It is not available to nurses who are employed in the private industry. The program can be a tremendous benefit for people with large qualifying education loans.

In exchange for the payment of these loans, the program works this way:

  • Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses serve a two-year service commitment at a health care facility facing a critical shortage of nurses, like Swope Health.
  • Nurse faculty serve a two-year service commitment at an eligible school of nursing.
  • Additional loan repayment is available for both groups with a third year of service commitment.

Get more details about the program at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-loan-repayment/nurse-corps. The 2022 application deadline is January 13.

This opportunity is another reason why Swope Health is a great place for nurses – so check out our careers page and apply soon to receive all the benefits you can! 

You’ll find openings for many fulfilling, people-focused healthcare jobs, both full time and part time. We offer generous paid days off, health benefits, 401K and sign-on bonuses.

Join the Swope Health team!

 

 

 

COVID-19 vaccinations, turkeys Nov. 13

 

Swope Health offers COVID-19 vaccinations 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO.

Swope Health will provide first, second or booster vaccinations, for those who qualify. And, the Pfizer vaccine is now available for children age 5-11, with parent or guardian present.

This event is co-sponsored by the Community Builders of Kansas City and features a free food and family essentials giveaway including turkeys, food, diapers and books.

Additional sponsors are Jackson County Executive Frank White and Teresa White, Blue Parkway Sunfresh, Happy Bottoms, Harvesters, the Kansas City Public Library, Catholic Charities, the Greater Kansas City Building and Trades Construction Council and the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO.

 

Join us at Medicaid expansion Town Hall

Swope Health and the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus host a free Town Hall, 9:30-11:30 am Saturday, Nov. 20 at Macedonia Baptist Church.

The event features presentations on Medicaid expansion by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II and Jeron Ravin, JD, President and CEO of Swope Health.

The event includes a free breakfast at the church, 1700 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Facemasks are required.

To attend, please register at https://SwopeTownHall.eventbrite.com or by calling 816-599-5710.

The Kansas City branch of the NAACP, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, KC Tenants, the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute are co-sponsors of the event.

Swope Health is ready to provide free assistance to anyone who is interested in applying for benefits. Call us at 816-599-5653 or 816-599-5654 to speak with a member of our team of “navigators” ready to assist with the sign-up processes.  

COVID-19 vaccinations

 

Swope Health will provide COVID-19 vaccinations with El Centro Inc. from 4-7 pm Monday Nov. 8 at The Merc Co-op, 501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

No appointment is necessary and there is no cost.

For more information, call 913-677-0100.

 

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Swope Health also offers COVID-19 vaccinations 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 3530 Chelsea Drive, Kansas City, MO.

Swope Health will provide first, second or booster vaccinations, for those who qualify.

Pfizer vaccine is now available for children age 5-11, with parent or guardian present.

This event is co-sponsored by the Community Builders of Kansas City and features a free food and family essentials giveaway including turkeys, food, diapers and books.

Additional sponsors are Jackson County Executive Frank White and Teresa White, Blue Parkway Sunfresh, Happy Bottoms, Harvesters, the Kansas City Public Library, Catholic Charities, the Greater Kansas City Building and Trades Construction Council and the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO.

 

First Saturday: Join us for food, essentials giveaways

Swope Health is sponsoring a food and family giveaway event – please mark your calendars and plan to join us:

Saturday, Nov. 6 – “First Saturday” – food and family essentials giveaway drive through from 9 a.m. to noon at Swope Health Central. Includes Thanksgiving meal items, and stations for toiletries, cleaning products and winter items. Turkeys and winter coats will be available while supplies last.

This event is free to a maximum of two families a car. No walk-ups, please. All items will be delivered directly to your car.

Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Washington, Total Man, United Way, Jackson County Missouri, Aetna, Harvesters, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Home State Health, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., Missouri Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health. Additional sponsors still being added!

Join us for food and essentials giveaways!

Swope Health is sponsoring two upcoming events – please mark your calendars and plan to join us:

Saturday, Oct. 23 – A “Fourth Saturday” food giveaway drive through will be available from 8:30 am to noon at Swope Health West. Featuring foods from Harvesters.

Saturday, Nov. 6 – “First Saturday” – food and family essentials giveaway drive through from 9 a.m. to noon at Swope Health Central. Includes Thanksgiving meal items, and stations for toiletries, cleaning products and winter items.

This event is free to a maximum of two families a car. No walk-ups, please. All items will be delivered directly to your car.

Sponsored by Sen. Barbara Washington, Total Man, United Way, Jackson County Missouri, Aetna, Harvesters, Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Home State Health, Morningstar’s Development Co. Inc., Missouri Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health. Additional sponsors still being added!

It’s Back! Treat Town Tent for Drive-In Trick-or-Treat

One more time!

The Swope Health annual trick-or-treat event will once again move outdoors with a drive-through version of Treat Town.

Now in its 26th year, Treat Town is again modified to accommodate COVID-19 precautions. Like last year’s event, participants will be able to drive through a large spooky tent in the lot at Swope Health Central to receive Halloween treats without leaving your car.

Please plan to join us 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 30, for a drive-through version of our annual Treat Town.  

All cars will enter the Swope Health Central main entrance, 3801 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, to participate. From the safety of your vehicle, you will be guided to tent where we (along with assorted ghouls, superheroes and other creatures) will provide treat bags for children under age 12.

We ask all participants to wear a face mask to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Everyone stays in the car with just a quick stop to gather your treats! (No walk ups, please.)

Thanks to our partner Hot 103 Jamz for again supporting this free, safe trick-or-treating event.

Swope Health can help you with Medicaid Enrollment

Starting Oct. 1, the state of Missouri expands Medicaid coverage to an estimated 275,000 individuals, following Missouri voters’ approval of the expanded program and a court ruling upholding it.

Under the expanded program, an individual making $18,000 a year or less will receive healthcare coverage. A family of four is eligible if income is $36,000 a year or less.

Under the old program, the state limited access to Medicaid to people with disabilities with children and poor families. For example, a family of four could not earn above $5,550 a year, and adults who are not parents were not eligible at all.

The new benefits will be provided via MO HealthNet, Missouri’s Medicaid insurance program. The Missouri Department of Social Services begins evaluating the applications on Oct. 1.

Swope Health is ready to provide free assistance to anyone who is interested in applying for benefits. We’re ready to help – call us at 816-599-5653 or 816-599-5654. Swope Health has a team of “navigators” ready to assist with the sign-up processes.  

For individuals whose income exceeds the Medicaid guidelines, the Swope Health navigators can also assist with enrollment for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace and the Childrens’ Health Insurance Program (CHIP) of Missouri. The annual enrollment period for the Marketplace opens in November 2021.

“At Swope Health, we want to encourage as many people to enroll as possible,” said Arsenial Runion, Director of Patient Experience. “We believe healthcare is a right, and this program should help more people receive needed care.” Swope Health estimates that nearly 10,000 current patients may be eligible for MO Healthnet expanded coverage.

With expanded coverage, more people will have access to health care earlier. The MO Healthnet program should also make it easier for patients to get access to medications they need – whether it’s asthma inhalers or insulin or other prescriptions – as well as laboratory work and other tests for preventive care. The program should help patients avoid going to the emergency room by providing access to regular care.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government pays 90 percent of the cost of the expansion, leaving the state to cover 10 percent.

Missourians interested in Medicaid expansion enrollment can also find support at CoverMissouri.org or online at https://mydss.mo.gov/apply.

Swope Health is grateful for grant funding from the Health Forward Foundation and the National Association of Community Health Centers to support Medicaid enrollment efforts.