It’s usually not a good thing when medical professionals talk about something being broken, but we offer an exception—breaking the mold.
HealthCore Clinic is unlike most medical offices you’re familiar with, as a ‘Patient Centered Medical Home’ (PCMH). What this means is that patients are more actively engaged in improving their health through a team-based approach. We use responsive preventative services, including research-based initiatives that will allow patients access to premier medical advances.
Integrated Care Approach
The systems in our body are connected, so why should healthcare be fragmented?
Our integrated care approach means that our clients have convenient, affordable access to improve their whole health and wellness all under one roof—with medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services all under one roof.
- Medical Family medical services, education, prevention, and early intervention
- Dental Preventative, pediatric, restorative, and limited emergency dental services
- Behavioral Mental health and substance abuse services that are comfortable and safe
- Pharmacy Affordable medications that allow patients to lead a healthier lifestyle
A Legacy of Service
HealthCore Clinic began when a group of concerned citizens gathered in the early 1990s to address the disproportionate rates of illnesses affecting individuals in the local community. In 1998, HealthCore Clinic opened its doors as “The Center for Health and Wellness,” and the vision of its founders, Arneatha Martin and Walter “Bud” Gates, was born. The focus was on prevention, education, and wellness as well as a vision to promote a healthy community regardless of one’s ability to pay.
In 2006, under the pioneering leadership of Beverly White, the Center for Health and Wellness (CHW) became recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). This awarded the clinic with additional federal funds to carry out its mission of providing access to high-quality primary health care services regardless of the ability to pay.
In 2011, a passionate CHW patient and former board member, Teresa Lovelady, became the 3rd President and CEO of CHW. Her innovative and collaborative leadership style allowed the clinic to move closer towards being recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and put processes into place that allowed for true integration of mental health services on-site, which occurred in 2013. In 2014, Center for Health and Wellness became “HealthCore Clinic” and continues to provide quality family health care through improved access and a heightened and unrelenting focus on education and prevention.
In 2016, an expansion of the existing building allowed HealthCore Clinic to provide a comprehensive health center experience for the Wichita community.
HealthCore Clinic is an FTCA deemed facility. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.