...a 501(c) (3) charitable organization founded in 1983 when Franciscan Sister Lorraine Biebel came to Springfield and began feeding the hungry one hot meal daily in a borrowed school cafeteria with donated food and volunteer cooks and servers.
To create a place where persons, especially the poor, are welcomed and cared for with dignity and compassion.
Services of The Kitchen Clinic Provides Primary Care Referrals to other healthcare providers for specialty care Free generic and brand-name prescriptions
Services of The Kitchen Clinic Primary Care (Monday through Friday) Specialty Care (Based upon volunteers availability)* Acupuncture Chiropractic Dental extractions Dermatology Gastroenterology Gynecology Mental and Behavioral Health Nephrology Neurology Occupational Therapy Optometry Ophthalmology Podiatry Surgery *In addition to clinicians who volunteer on site, there are scores of local clinicians who care for our patients in their offices and in area hospitals.
Patient Profile Uninsured At or below 133 percent of federal poverty line ($10,890 per year for one-person household, $22,350 for four-person household) Working poor Unemployed
Statistics for 2011 Patients from Greene County and 23 surrounding counties Total patient visits - 8010 Unduplicated patients visits - 1931 New patients - 787 Specialty visits - 2196 Prescriptions filled - 53,363
Top 5 Diagnoses Mental Health-25% Diabetes-11% Other Chronic-10% Hypertension-9% Chronic pain-6%
Outcomes of Patients at The Kitchen Clinic Increase medication knowledge Increase diagnoses knowledge Decrease in Body Mass Index Fewer emergency room visits Better outlook on life
Patient Success at The Kitchen Clinic I have multiple health issues and need multiple medicines. I cant afford to see a doctor and I certainly cant afford the medications. The Kitchen has taken care of all that. My stress level from trying to figure out how to get medications has been taken away completely. Ive been really impressed at how well organized the Kitchen Medical Clinic is. One of the things Im most impressed with it the Kitchens good practitioners. The providers genuinely care about the patients and their outcomes. The staff is great and treats people nicely. They continue to provide excellent care. They have saved my life in a lot of ways. Roberta R., Kitchen Patient
PARTNERSHIPS Burrell Behavioral Health Consumer Credit Counseling Service Community Partnership of the Ozarks Council of Churches Cox Health Systems Drury University Family Violence Center Forest Institute Mercy Health Mid-America Management Missouri Career Center Missouri State University Ozarks Technical College Partnerships
Allen P. & Josephine B. Green Foundation Bank of America Foundation City of Springfield Community Foundation of the Ozarks Cox Health Foundation Cox Health System Diocese of Springfield/Cape Girardeau Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL Great Southern Bank Greater Springfield Dental Foundation Family and Youth Services Bureau Housing and Urban Development Kemper Foundation Kraft Springfield Community Connection Liberty Bank McKesson Foundation Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services Missouri Foundation for Health Missouri Housing Development Commission Missouri Housing Trust Fund Musgrave Foundation OReilly Wooten Family Foundation Ozarks Health Advocacy Foundation Pearl Foundation Roy W. Slusher Foundation Sisters of Mercy, St. Louis Region St. Johns/Mercy Health Clinics St. Johns/Mercy Health System C.W. Titus Foundation United Way of the Ozarks Winegardner Foundation Grant Funding
OPERATIONS FUNDING 2011 Revenue: $ 6.9 MILLION Program Revenue $.3 4% Grant Funding, Private $.5 7% Government Funding $1.015% Contributions & Fundraising $1.116% Contributed Goods & Services $4.058% Expenses: $7.5 MILLION Administrative & Fundraising $.7 9% Program Services $6.8 91%