Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Center
The Health & Wellness Center is the newest enhancement to the renovated L.H. Bluford Branch and was created in partnership with Truman Medical Centers and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges – Penn Valley. Learn more about select health conditions, find health-related programs to attend in the events calendar, or check out some articles written by staff at Truman Medical Center.

Local Hospitals and Clinics

Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics
Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics is a comprehensive pediatric medical center, providing state-of-the-art care for children from birth to age 18. The main campus is located at 2401 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO, but they have other locations in the metro area , including a Teen Clinic at 4605 Paseo Blvd.. In addition to a full range of medical services, Children’s Mercy provides support services such as a center for childhood safety, nutrition, patient advocacy, and social work & community services. You can also access an A – Z Health Library online.

Hope Family Care Center
Hope Family Care Center, located across the street from the Bluford Branch Library in the Linwood Square Shopping Center (3027 Prospect Avenue), is a local medical facility providing quality, personal health care. They offer complete primary and preventive health care for the entire family, from newborns to the elderly. They can care for your family's medical needs including urgent care, annual physicals, women's health, prenatal care, chronic disease management, STD checks and much more. All patients are welcome and they accept Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance. Uninsured patients are charged a small fee. Contact them at 816-861-6500 or

Kansas City Free Health Clinic
The Kansas City Free Health Clinic, with locations at 3515 Broadway, Kansas City, MO, and 5119 E. 24th St., Kansas City, MO, serves those who cannot afford to pay or get access to health insurance. It provides free basic health services in general medicine, HIV prevention and care, behavioral health, and dentistry. It also sponsors support groups for a number of different medical conditions To set up an appointment, call 816-753-5144.

Kansas City, MO, Health Department
The Kansas City Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO, offers an array of health programs and services for its citizens, most of which are without charge. The drop-down menu on the front page of their website can direct you to their adult immunization clinic, HIV services, STD clinic, and their Women’s Infants and Children’s Program (WIC). Their main phone number is 816-513-600.

Research Medical Center
Research Medical Center has two campuses, the main campus located at 2316 Meyer Blvd, Kansas City MO, and their Brookside campus at 6601 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO. They provide a comprehensive range of medical services, specializing in care for cancer, stroke, diabetes, rehabilitation, and pulmonary and respiratory services. Their website also has an excellent online Health Library.

Samuel U. Rogers Health Center
The mission of Samuel U. Rogers Health Center, 825 Euclid Ave., Kansas City, MO, is to provide high quality health care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Their services include adult medicine, pediatric medicine, women’s health, behavioral health, dental care, foster care, and WIC.. Contact them by phone or email.

Swope Health Services
Swope Health Services, located at 3801 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO, provides physical and behavioral health care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Their medical services include adult medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, diabetes health, obstetrics & gynecology, and radiology. Among other areas, their behavioral health services include a children’s psychiatric rehabilitation program, a crisis response team, a mental illness chemical abuse program, and school-based social work. Contact them by phone or email.

Truman Medical Center – Hospital Hill
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill, located at 2301 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, provides acute care and outpatient services, operates the busiest emergency room facility in the metro area, and is a Level 1 trauma center. Its wide range of medical care includes primary care, rehabilitation, women’s health and geriatrics. Contact Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill.

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