The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is a Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing quality health care to everyone based upon their ability to pay.
Originally opened by Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center as an extension of its mission, it is now a patient-owned and operated organization serving almost 40,000 children and adults annually.
The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas employs more than 260 professionals and support staff at eleven clinic sites in Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery and Allen counties and is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors which includes patients and community representatives.
Medicare, Medicaid, KanCare and private insurance are accepted. Discounted rates for services are available for those meeting financial assistance guidelines. No-one is refused care due to inability to pay.
The Health Resources and Service Administration, in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Center’s Assistance Act, as amended, sections 224(g)-(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, deems Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas to be an employee of the PHS, for the purposes of section 224. Section 224(a) of the PHS Act provides liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) or by alternative benefits provided by the United States where the availability of such benefits precludes a remedy under the FTCA, for damage for personal injury resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental or related functions by PHS employees while acting with the scope of such employment. Any questions regarding this coverage should be directed to CHC/SEK’s Quality Assurance Officer at 620-231-9873.