Local health center to expand reach, services

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas plans to address social isolation and other issues that inhibit health care. They're also planning facilities in other area communities.

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April 28, 2021 - 9:46 AM

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas offers a full-service clinic in Iola, and added a walk-in clinic with expanded hours at the beginning of the pandemic. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

Besides the danger of contracting COVID-19 itself, the pandemic is revealing other ways health is being negatively affected in Southeast Kansas. 

Social isolation, the lack of transportation, housing and access to food make it difficult for our most vulnerable to seek proper healthcare.

To address these challenges, the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas plans to implement a tried-and true formula — house calls — as well as other programs targeted at social issues.

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