HelpCare Clinic


Matthew 25:36 I was sick and you cared for me.

HelpCareTM Clinic was established to meet the proven need for a safety net clinic in Kearney, Nebraska to serve the uninsured residents of Buffalo and Kearney counties. HelpCareTM Clinic is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit free clinic where individuals are cared for by paid and unpaid staff with concern for the health and well-being of our community and those that live and work here.

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Address: 3015 Avenue A
Kearney, NE 68847
Website: http://www.helpcareclinic.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 308-224-2392
Fax: 308-224-2399
About Us

HelpCare Clinic has been established to meet the proven need for a safety net clinic in Kearney, Nebraska to serve the uninsured in Buffalo and Kearney counties. HelpCare is a nonprofit 501c3 free clinic where individuals are cared for by paid and unpaid staff concerned about the health and wellbeing of our community and those that live and work here.

Why is HelpCare Needed?

2010 Census data reports an estimated 5,763 persons of all ages in Buffalo County (12.5%) and 715 persons in Kearney county (11%) are uninsured. While the Affordable Care Act allowed for some to become insured, there is still a large population that is uninsured.

Services

Care is provided free of cost to persons who have no insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The availability of services at any given time depends on the corresponding availability of medical volunteers, resources, equipment and funding.

Available Services: outpatient primary medical care, preventive medical services, and behavioral health services.

Services NOT offered: Reproductive health services, emergency care, prenatal care and narcotic prescriptions

Consistent with HelpCareTM Clinic's effort to address a specific segment of our population, the uninsured, patients receiving care at the clinic will need to satisfy the criteria below in order to be eligible for services.

Guiding Values

• Quality Care: We strive to provide a high standard of physical, mental, spiritual and economic wellness.

• Compassion: We know that each individual has value and we will treat them with compassion and understanding in their circumstances.

• Faith-Based: We will work closely with the support of the faith community to treat all individuals with the love of Christ.

• Hope: We will bring hope and healthcare to those not previously able to access the care they need and not able to see hope in their circumstances.

• Collaboration: We commit to coordinate preventive healthcare and health education for all patients and keep the public and our supporters informed of our mission and available services.

• Respect: We pledge to respect, acknowledge, and appreciate the important contributions made by our volunteers and donors and to manage our resources wisely as we treat our patients with respect.

• Flexibility: We commit to respond to the evolving community healthcare needs, as resources and volunteers are available, using needs assessments and collective voices of consumers.

• Individual Growth and Accountability: We strive to empower and engage the individual in their healthcare.

Community Improvement:

As we continue our ministry in the Kearney area, we will continue to see improvements, such as:

- Better access to primary health care for the uninsured
- Improved health, disease management, health literacy, biometrics, disease education, and personal accountability for patients
- Decrease in admission/readmission rates to emergency rooms and hospitals
- Reduced health disparities in Buffalo and Kearney counties
- Coordination of medical, behavioral and spiritual care for patients

We look forward to sharing these improvements with you through our newsletter. If you would like to join our e-Newsletter mailing list, go to our website: www.helpcareclinic.org and click on "Sign up Now!"

Patient Eligibility Guidelines:

• Resident or employee in Buffalo or Kearney Counties

• No insurance, Medicaid or Medicare coverage

• 200% or under of the Federal Poverty Level

HelpCareTM Clinic was established to meet the proven need for a safety net clinic in Kearney, Nebraska to serve the uninsured residents of Buffalo and Kearney counties. HelpCareTM Clinic is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit free clinic where individuals are cared for by paid and unpaid staff with concern for the health and well-being of our community and those that live and work here.