New Patient

Who Do We Serve?

The Shared Care Free Clinic only serves ADULTS who:

  • are between the ages of 18 to 64;
  • do not have any form of medical insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid;
  • already have a diagnosed, on-going disease requiring medication (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, high cholesterol, thyroid problems);
  • have low household income. The clinic is required to see proof of income.  This proof includes last year’s taxes or W2, 3 recent pay stubs, unemployment letter, alimony checks, child support. All people living in household, even if not related, are counted in the total income.

To find out if the total income of your household makes you eligible to be a patient at the clinic: 2012 Income Guidelines

What Services Are Available At The Clinic?

After you have become a patient at the clinic, you may be eligible for:

  • medical visits with a primary care physician;
  • supplying of some medications to qualifying patients. Efforts are made to prescribe medications from the $4 list at local pharmacies;
  • eye screening for diabetic patients;
  • lab testing (when the clinic doctor orders);
  • diabetes and asthma education classes and support groups;
  • quit-smoking classes through the Independence Health Department;
  • vaccines for high-risk adult patients of the clinic.

Forms

If you have scheduled your first appointment at the clinic, you will need to fill out SCFC New Patient Information Forms and bring them to your first appointment.

Where Else Can I Go For Care?

If you do not qualify to be seen at our clinic, or need services that we do not offer, there are other options available to you in the greater Kansas City area.

How Do I Apply for Medicaid? 

Medicaid or MoHealthNet is only designed to cover the medical needs of:

  • disabled adults
  • pregnant women
  • low income children
  • very low income parents
  • low income seniors (age 65+)

You may download and print the application for children and very low income parents here: MO HealthNet Application for Children and Parents

You may download and print the application for disabled adults here: Medicaid Application for Disabled Adults

Mail Medicaid Application to:

East Jackson Office
201 East Partridge Street
Independence MO 64055
Phone: (816) 325-5800
Income Maintenance Fax: (816) 325-5980

How Do I Apply for Food Stamps?

Click here for instructions about how to apply for food stamps.

To download and print the application for food stamps: Food Stamps Application

Mail Food Stamps Application to:

East Jackson Office
201 East Partridge Street
Independence MO 64055
Phone: (816) 325-5800
Income Maintenance Fax: (816) 325-5980

If you are in need of housing, utility assistance, or food assistance, you can call 211 for updated resources for these other needs.