FAQ

Who can be seen at Health Ministries?

Anyone. We want to be your medical and dental home, so if you’re looking for a primary care provider, we’re happy to take care of you.


How do I schedule an appointment?

Call the number listed at the top of the screen and we’ll be happy to schedule you.


What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

See the “forms” section of our website for forms you can print off and fill out ahead of time. You’ll also need a copy of your insurance card, proof of income if you don’t have insurance (see below), and a list of all medications you’re currently taking (bringing in all your pill bottles is helpful).


What insurances do you accept?

We accept Medicare, Medicaid (KanCare), and most private insurances. We also have a sliding fee scale available for patients without insurance.


I don’t have insurance. What will I pay for my visit?

What you pay is based on the type of appointment you schedule and for which of our flat fee categories you qualify. We can usually tell you over the phone how much you can expect to pay for your visit, and when you come for your first visit, we’ll review our flat fee schedule with you. We attempt to tell you about your costs up-front so that you can make decisions without worry. We’re happy to visit with you about your specific financial situation.


How do I get put on your sliding fee scale?

We ask you to bring proof of income at the time of your first visit. This can include last year’s tax returns, pay stubs, Social Security paystubs, unemployment benefit report. If you have none of these, or if you have no income at all, call and talk with us so we can help you get on the appropriate pay scale. Without proof of income or a statement that you have no income at all, we are legally unable to place you on a sliding fee scale and must charge you full fee.


Can I get labs drawn at Health Ministries Clinic?

We do some labs right here in the office, but most of our labs are drawn in the office and sent to our lab partner, AMS. If you do not have insurance coverage, or if your insurance does not pay for lab work, you will be charged for most labs sent to AMS. We can give you an estimate of that cost before your labs are drawn. Labs that cost over $10 must be paid up-front before they will be drawn.


Can I get pap smears done at Health Ministries Clinic?

Yes, we do pap smears. We also participate in the Early Detection Works program, which pays for mammograms and pap smears for uninsured women ages 40-65. Contact us for more information or to see if you qualify.


Why did I see a social worker as a part of my visit today?

Health Ministries Clinic believes that it’s important to address your health comprehensively—which includes discussion of medical, dental, and behavioral health. Sometimes we ask our behavioral health specialists to be a part of your medical or dental visit, particularly if you’re working to change a behavior (smoking, over eating, etc), have a mental health concern (depression, anxiety, etc), or need some help deciding what your next steps are to get healthier. Our behavioral health specialists are an essential part of our team!