In 1999, Project Access began coordinating access to donated medical care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas. Thanks to our founding funders — United Way of the Plains, the City of Wichita (CSBG) and Sedgwick County — Project Access is still able to serve the community today. We are pleased that the following Wichita-Sedgwick County providers participate in Project Access:
- 623 physicians
- Eight hospital systems
- 13 dentists
- 85 pharmacies
- Other allied health care services, such as physical therapy and hospice care
Project Access and its community partners serve patients in many locations. Eligible uninsured patients are enrolled for limited periods of time to address immediate medical needs. Once enrolled, patients have access to a variety of specialists, as well as prescription medication, durable medical equipment and diabetic supplies.
Eligible patients can be referred by participating physicians throughout Sedgwick County.
Additional key partners are community clinics and the Department for Children and Families (DCF). Patients who receive primary care at certain community clinics may be referred to Project Access and enrolled by an onsite DCF eligibility specialist.
Eligible patients are referred to Project Access by providers at the following sites:
- EC Tyree Health and Dental Clinic www.tyreeclinic.com
- GraceMed www.gracemed.org
- Guadalupe www.guadalupeclinic.com
- HealthCore Clinic www.healthcoreclinic.org
- Hunter Health Clinic www.hunterhealthclinic.org