Heartland Health offering curbside COVID-19 triage, accepting new patients

photo by: Ashley Golledge/Journal-World File Photo

The entrance to Heartland Community Health Center, 346 Maine St., Suite 150, is shown Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

The Heartland Community Health Center is offering curbside COVID-19 triage, as well as accepting new patients for services such as primary care, emergency dental care and behavioral health care.

Same-day appointments are available, as well as Telehealth appointments for patients who do not want to leave their homes. To make an in-person or Telehealth appointment, call 785-841-7297. All patients will be screened outside the facility at 346 Maine St., Suite 150.

CEO Robyn Coventon said the nonprofit organization was hoping to fill any needed health care gaps. Insured and uninsured patients are welcome.


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