To schedule an appointment, please call 913-342-2552
(During the hours that Turner House is not open; callers receive a Turner House recorded message that provides the option to call the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line managed by Children’s Mercy Hospital.)
Children who receive regular age-specific health care exams, as recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics, have better health outcomes than those who do not. The families of Turner House patients receive information about recommended schedules of well-child visits and immunizations and the importance of following these schedules.
A written health plan is created for patients with asthma and/or obesity, with specific instructions regarding use of medications, exercise, and environmental risks. Education and counseling are provided at each appointment by the patient’s physician to ensure proper management.
During primary care visits, our pediatric providers engage with the patient, patient’s family and our Behavioral Health Consultant to improve the diagnosis of behavioral health problems; our Behavioral Health Consultant provides onsite treatment of patients with mild or moderate diagnoses and manages referrals to behavioral health specialists for patients with severe and/or chronic conditions.
During primary care visits, our dental assistant provides oral health screenings, education, and for patients with teeth, fluoride varnishes are applied .
Preventive and restorative dental services are provided in our on-site dental clinic.
Turner House reserves time each day for same-day appointments. Families may call in for same-day appointments beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday-Saturday. An after-hours phone message system provides referral information in English and Spanish to the nurse line at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Turner House has a partnership with DeGoler Pharmacy to provide prescription medications to uninsured patients. Through this partnership, uninsured patients receive vouchers for prescribed medications which are redeemable at DeGoler
To help meet the needs of patients and their families, referrals are made by Turner House to social service agencies and to specialty medical, behavioral health and oral health providers. For example, through the Healthy Steps for Young Children program, families of children 0-3 may be referred to the Infant & Toddler program for developmental concerns, Parents As Teachers and Project Eagle (family support), Healthy Start (social services) Dame la mano (nutrition classes) and El Centro (medicine, food, legal support).
Health and wellness education is provided by Turner House and referrals are made to patients/patient families regarding education programs available from community providers.
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