Mission: To reveal God's healing love by improving the health of individuals and communities, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
About the organization: Founded on the belief that health care is a basic human right and grounded in the values of compassion, respect for personal dignity, and sensitivity to human suffering, Caritas Clinics provides primary care services to low-income patients, regardless of religious affiliation, at two locations. The Saint Vincent Clinic in Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Duchesne Clinic in Kansas City were founded in 1986 and 1989, respectively, to provide affordable, accessible, and quality health care for families in need and were incorporated as Caritas Clinics in 1993.
Current programs: The clinics offer routine preventative care; acute care for cold, flu, strep throat, and viruses; physical therapy; chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and anxiety, and clotting disorders; and specialty referrals for vision, dental, and mental health care.
COVID-19 response: In response to the pandemic, Caritas Clinics created a COVID-19 Response Fund to raise funds for its operations and support its mission of providing medical care to the poor and vulnerable. The clinics also are offering a new "telephone visit" option for consultation with respect to non-urgent conditions.
Website: Visitors to Caritas Clinics website can learn more about the organization's history, learn how to qualify for service at the Saint Vincent and Duchesne clinics, and/or get involved by volunteering, making a donation, or donating supplies through the organization's Amazon wishlist.
Funding: Caritas Clinics is supported by individuals, foundations, and government agencies.