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. 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.
About Guadalupe Clinic and its patients
Guadalupe Clinic provides access to quality health care for people in need—regardless race/color, national origin, religion, or sex (including sexual orientation and gender identify).
Guadalupe Clinic respects the inherent dignity of every human being—regardless race/color, national origin, religion, or sex (including sexual orientation and gender identify).
Guadalupe Clinic is the only freewill donation clinic in Wichita. Patients are asked if they would like to make a $5 donation, but no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Last year, Guadalupe Clinic served more than 2,100 patients, providing 7,800+ visits and dispensing 10,800+ prescription medications—at no cost to patients. Patients do not have health insurance/coverage and many would not have access to health care were it not for Guadalupe Clinic.
About Guadalupe Clinic partners
Guadalupe Clinic relies primarily on the generosity of sponsors, donors, and volunteers to support its mission.
Guadalupe Clinic, in collaboration with its Board of Directors and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, seeks partnerships that serve the common good and advance the mission of the Clinic.