FAQ

Why is Health Ministries Clinic acquiring the Newton Via Christi Clinic

When Via Christi/Ascension announced their intentions to discontinue their primary care presence in Newton dialogue immediately turned to finding a solution to maintaining these providers in our community. Health Ministries Clinic was proud to be part of the solution that ultimately allowed these providers to continue serving this community.


When does this transition happen?

Via Christi Clinic will be closed 12 pm on Thursday, October 26th and all day Friday, October 27th. HMC will be closed Friday, October 27th.  The clinic will reopen with normal business hours Monday, October 30th.


What if I have an urgent need on that Thursday afternoon or Friday?

Call the Newton Medical Center (NMC) operator (316)283-2700 and they will transfer you to a designated staff member OR go to NMC Convenient Care (12th & Main).


Can I still see my current doctor?

Yes!


Can I change doctors within the new group?

Not right away, to ease the transition the providers currently have closed panels but these will likely open in the future.


Will you still take my insurance?  What if I don’t have insurance?

Yes, we see insured and non-insured patients. We take most commercial insurances, Medicare and Medicaid.   If you do not have insurance or are under-insured we offer a sliding scale fees, based on your household income.


How do I make an appointment?

The same way you always have by using the same phone numbers!  The online patient portal access WILL change if you have been a Via Christi patient; you will need to fill out a new form to do this with the new medical record being used.


Where will I go for my appointments?

All medical appointments will go to 720 Newton Medical Center Drive.  Dental appointments will remain at the 215 S. Pine St.


What services will be offered?

We will continue to offer primary care, some specialists? lab, x-ray, CT,  behavioral health, dental (at the pine street location), transportation to appointments, medication assistance program, women’s health screenings, pharmacy (at Pine Street location).


Can I still get help with paying for medication/applying for free medication?

Yes! Our Medication Assistance Program (MAP) specialist will continue to provide these services.


Can I still get van rides to my appointments?

Yes. Continue to make this arrangement at the same time you are booking your appointment.