Hall Center For The Humanities


An Organization Vital to the Health of Lawrence

New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Tue., Oct. 21, 2008, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Health Care Access, 1920 Moodie Road
Consider if you were a Lawrence worker supporting a family of 3 or 4 on an annual income of $22,880 ($11 an hour, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year), a common situation in the area. Your employer does not provide health insurance and you cannot afford to buy insurance on your own and also provide for your family. Your children may qualify for government provided health care but you and your spouse do not qualify for any public health programs. About 12,000 people in this or similar situations are estimated to live in Douglas county. What do they do when they get sick or need routine health services?
Many go to Health Care Access, a provider of health care services started 20 years ago in Lawrence to help people with no access to health services. HCA is supported by contributions and volunteers and provides health services directly or makes referrals to Lawrence Memorial Hospital or local physicians who volunteer their time without charge. Nearly 900 referrals were made last year to the 160 doctors and health professionals who donate their time and services.
In 2007, over 1600 patients were seen in more than 3700 on-site appointments, over $1.2 million in free medications were provided, and over $2 million in donated hospital services were coordinated.
Nikki King, Executive Director of HCA, and the staff will show us the clinic and explain how they provide these vital services to citizens of Lawrence.

Where: Health Care Access, 1920 Moodie Road (off 19th near the intersection of
19th and Haskell). Parking on the street on Moodie Road

Time: 3:30 4:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Note: Short walk through clinic and sitting. Coffee, tea, and sweets will be served.

Program Contact: Ed Quick, 838-3581, quickly@sunflower.com
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