Existing Patient

I need to make an appointment— You must call the clinic message line at (816) 404-6455 for an appointment.  Calls will be returned within 48 hours during weekdays.  Please be sure that the phone number you leave for us to call you back will accept phone messages.

I have an emergency Please notify Dr. McCandless if you are going to use emergency or urgent care services.  Her phone number is on the front of your appointment reminder card.

I need to get my medicine- You need to keep track of your medication.  When you have 4 weeks, or ONE month, of medicine left, you must come to the clinic on a Tuesday evening between 6:00pm and 8:30pm to re-order.  No appointment is needed, but it is your responsibility to order your medicine on time.  For more tips and information- Pharmacy Assistance Program Information

I need a disability evaluation- You will need to fill out this form: Functional Evaluation, and then call the clinic (816-404-6455) to make an appointment.  Disability evaluations can not be made without having an appointment with the doctor- you can not drop off the forms to be filled out.

I need dental services- Dental Care Resources

My phone number, address or income has changed- Fill out these forms- SCFC Patient Update – and bring them with you to your next appointment, or mail them to the clinic.

I’ve been in the hospital since my last appointment at the clinic- Please fill out this form- Hospital Report Form - call the clinic (816-404-6455) and make an appointment with the doctor to follow up on your hospital visit.

I need to record my blood sugar readings- Print this form- Blood Glucose Log – and bring it with you every time you come to the clinic.

How do I get rid of medicines and needles?- Medication Disposal

I want to quit smoking- Call 1-800-QUITNOW for resources and help.  Local classes are held at the Independence Health Department periodically.  Call them at (816) 325-7185 for more information.

How do I give my insulin shot?-

How do I use the lancet device to check my blood sugar?

How do I use my blood sugar meter?-

Helpful Websites:

Asthma Help

American Diabetes Association

Calorie Counter

Diabetes Nutrition

On-Line Diabetes Classes

Emphysema and COPD

High Blood Pressure