Health Care

GraceMed to open clinic at West High School

Kesha Patton, a dental assistant with GraceMed, works with a patient at the clinic on North Topeka in 2012. Services at the new GraceMed clinic at West High School will include preventive oral health care.
Kesha Patton, a dental assistant with GraceMed, works with a patient at the clinic on North Topeka in 2012. Services at the new GraceMed clinic at West High School will include preventive oral health care. File photo

GraceMed will open a community health clinic Monday on the West High School campus.

GraceMed, a nonprofit health care clinic affiliated with the Methodist church, has six other school clinics around Wichita at elementary and middle schools, but this is the first at a high school.

GraceMed targets low-income or uninsured patients and people who receive Medicaid. It uses a sliding fee scale, so patients pay for services in proportion to their income.

The GraceMed Meyer Family Clinic, at West High School, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The school is at 820 S. Osage, near Seneca and Lincoln.

Dave Sanford, CEO of GraceMed, said the West High location would offer services similar to the other clinic locations. He said staff would be available for sports and back-to-school physicals and immunizations.

The clinic will also offer preventive oral health care, such as cleanings, fluoride varnish and sealants. GraceMed offers restorative dental care at its main clinic, 1122 N. Topeka.

The other Wichita school clinics are at Gordon Parks Academy, Cloud Elementary, Gardiner Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, Dodge Literacy Magnet Elementary and Jardine Middle School.

To make an appointment, call 316-866-2000.

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn

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