In 1990, volunteer providers founded Turner House Clinic to provide access to quality health care for uninsured children in Wyandotte County, KS. Over 30 years, we evolved from a volunteer clinic to a paid-provider federally qualified health center practice and achieved recognition by the NCQA as a level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.
In 2016, the leadership of Turner House, the University of Kansas Health System and KU Health Partners began transitioning their respective safety net clinics to a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQHC-LAL) model in order to improve sustainability, access and outcomes. Turner House received FQHC-LAL designation in December 2017.
Effective January 1, 2018, the Silver City Health Center and KU Pediatrics Clinic at Children’s Campus Kansas City merged into Turner House operations. The Board re-branded the merged organization as Vibrant Health – Wyandotte Neighborhood Clinics with 50 employees serving three clinic locations: Central (zip code 66102), Argentine (zip code 66106) and Children’s Campus (zip code 66101).
In September 2019, Vibrant Health hit another tremendous milestone when the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) designated the health center as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
In April 2021, Vibrant Health added a new location in affiliation with Children’s Mercy Hospital. With the addition of the Vibrant Health Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic, Vibrant now serves 20,000 patients annually.
The mission of Vibrant Health is to provide access to respectful, empowering, culturally sensitive and appropriate high-quality health care for the community, regardless of socio-economic obstacles. We pursue this mission through the delivery of equitable, “whole” person care for children and adults. In addition to primary medical, dental, behavioral health and women’s health services, Vibrant Health provides community outreach services, school-based preventive oral health services and school-based behavioral health services.