The Midwest WinefestSM is celebrating 23 years in 2018! Funds raised from Midwest WinefestSM have totaled more than $4.6 million dollars which directly go to support the Guadalupe Health Foundation and in turn are used to support their primary beneficiary, Guadalupe Clinic.
Grants from Guadalupe Health Foundation make it possible for Guadalupe Clinic to provide necessary medical treatment and services to those most in need in the Wichita community. The Foundation is key to the long-term success and growth of Guadalupe Clinic and the services they provide to the working poor and underserved living among us.
The Mission of Guadalupe Clinic is to provide access to necessary health care for those in need, work for social justice in health care, and call upon the entire Church and other people of goodwill to join in these efforts.
Guadalupe Clinic was established in 1985 to provide health care with respect and dignity for the “working poor” in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. The Clinic serves patients without regard to race, religion, or creed. Patients are asked for a $5 donation, but no one is turned away. The Guadalupe Clinic receives no federal funding or insurance reimbursements.
We rely solely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations who support us through gifts of treasure.
More than 300 volunteers, giving of their time and talents, also play a crucial role in our success and ability to continue serving those in need. Having hundreds of volunteers and few paid staff allow us to direct our donations to patient care and medicine. Those patients requiring medication leave the clinic either with that medicine or a voucher to cover the cost.
Many of our volunteers come to us through our partnership with KU School of Medicine and a program called Jay-Doc community outreach. This program offers medical students a chance to experience a variety of health situations they wouldn’t normally get to see. The medical students, under the guidance of a licensed doctor, provide care for patients and offer specialty services we would not have available if not for this partnership.
Currently Guadalupe Clinic sees patients at three locations. Most patient appointments are handled at the central and south campuses located at 940 S St. Francis and 2825 S Hillside. The north campus located at 445 N Market operates every Thursday evening and specializes in serving the homeless in our community. We also provide outreach health services monthly at various Wichita locations.
Services offered to all patients include physician visits, health screening, education, pregnancy tests, nutrition counseling, assistance with prescription medications and emergency food. The continued success of the Midwest WinefestSM is essential for the Clinic to continue to meet the needs of the poor of our community.
By supporting Guadalupe Health Foundation you are in effect supporting Guadalupe Clinic, the main beneficiary of grants from the Foundation. Your gifts touch the lives of thousands of patients each year that would either go without care or end up in a hospital emergency room. By helping us to get care to those in need, healthcare costs in general are lowered.
Not only are you giving the gift of healthier living to our patients, you are in turn helping the entire healthcare system keep costs under control. Below are just some of the ways your gifts impact the poor, underserved and homeless in our community. Thank you and bless you for caring.
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