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, women’s health, and pharmacy services, Vibrant Health provides community outreach services, school-based preventative dental services, and school-based behavioral health services.
Since 1990, children and families in Kansas City, Kansas have relied on us for quality health care. That year, a small group of volunteer doctors founded Turner House Clinic to take care of uninsured children and mothers in one neighborhood. Over the past 6 years, we’ve expanded to better meet the health care needs of people of all ages in Wyandotte County. Our name – Vibrant Health – truly reflects our vision for healthier people and healthier communities.
The FQHC movement originated in the 1960s, out of the idea that people need access to quality health care regardless of where they live or their ability to pay – an idea that is directly rooted in our organizational values and mission.
Vibrant Health is an independent, registered 501c3 non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors. More than half of our board receives their (or their child’s) medical, dental, or behavioral health care services at Vibrant Health.
We welcome everyone as a patient – no matter your race or ethnicity, your spoken language, your gender identity or sexual orientation, your income, your immigration or insurance status.
More than 60% of our patients are best served in a language other than English, so we provide in-person certified medical interpreters and telehealth interpretation services.
We also support patients with free transportation, prescription delivery, help with KanCare, and marketplace insurance applications, and connect them with other community resources or agencies.
The vast majority of our patients have an annual household income at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines (for a family of 4, this is $31,200) and about one-third of our patients have no insurance.
Thanks to generous financial support, nearly 20,000 patients will receive life-changing care at a Vibrant Health clinic this year.