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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Vibrant Health

“Our goal is making high-quality, culturally competent care accessible in every corner of our community. Vibrant Health elevates equitable and general access to care plus coordination of services,” said Patrick Sallee, president and chief executive officer. Vibrant Health, which was founded in 1990, provides a host of services. These include medical, dental, and behavioral health. In addition, Vibrant Health addresses women’s health. It provides pharmacy services – and on-site pharmacy benefits may create significant savings for clients. The organization also is committed to providing community outreach services, school-based preventative dental services, and school-based behavioral health services.

A majority of Vibrant’s clients – 65 percent – identify as Hispanic and/or Latino. One-third of all clients have no health insurance, and 85 percent have an annual household income which is at or below the federal poverty guidelines ($30,000 for a family of four). Vibrant Health uses a sliding payment scale, often providing discounted services (and, in some cases, bringing the total cost to zero). The organization offers free transportation and tele-heath options. For the 62 percent of clients who are best served in a language other than English, there are either in-person certified medical interpreters or tele-health interpretation services available. Vibrant Health also provides assistance with KanCare applications. This year, nearly 20,000 clients will benefit from Vibrant Health’s services. What the organization most needs from volunteers are financial contributions. For more information, go to vibranthealthkc.org.

Featured in the September 30, 2023 issue of The Independent.




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