Each day, hundreds of Kansas City families must make heartbreaking choices to buy groceries, pay rent, or take care of a medical need. Rising insurance costs and expensive prescriptions force many of our neighbors to seek emergency medical assistance. Since 2005, KCMC has been there for families seeking immediate, short-term medical care.
Your support of Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet provides much-needed assistance in these main areas:
In July of 2005, the BTL Legacy Foundation identified healthcare support in the area of emergency medical assistance as a service that was lacking in the Kansas City metro. Individuals living within 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, who had little or no insurance, suffered the greatest need when it came to their healthcare. Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet was launched to fill this gap.
With the support of generous contributors, Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet is making a positive impact on health throughout our community.
Today, Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet continues to expand and serve even more families and individuals seeking crisis medical attention. With over 150 referring agencies, including United Way 211 and Truman Medical Center – and more than a dozen social service agencies with 26 intake sites in six metro counties – our reach is increasing.
To date, in excess of $6.6 million has been spent by KCMC to provide more than 33,000 emergency medical services to people in Kansas City!
Partnerships with local pharmacies like DeGoler, Westport Eyecare , American Hearing and Audiology, the Seton Center Dental Clinic and other organizations, help make it even more convenient for our neighbors to find the help they need.
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet is a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation. Updated 6/13/17