Heartland Community Health Center

Douglas County's Local Community Health Center, providing health care--including primary care, dental care, mental and behavioral health care, and physical therapy--on a sliding fee scale for residents of Douglas County. Heartland also offers a COVID-19 clinic, pharmacy, and food pantry. As a Community Health Center, Heartland accepts all patients regardless of income and insurance status. 

Additional services include assistance with KanCare-Medicaid eligibility assistance, education & enrollment, through A Compass Project. A Compass Project is available to help any day M-F from 7:30am-5pm in person or over the phone. To initiate services with A Compass Project please fill out this self-referral form: https://www.acompassproject.org/contact-8

How does payment work if I am uninsured or under insured?

Heartland offers a sliding fee scale for patients, making high-quality care affordable. Patients who fit income guidelines (≤ 200% Federal Poverty Level) are eligible for the sliding fee scale once they provide proof of income. This sliding fee scale is used to discount all out-of-pocket costs. You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

What do I bring to my first appointment?

When you come in for your first appointment, you will meet with a nurse who will review your medical history. Immediately following, a provider will meet with you to address your healthcare needs. Once this appointment is completed, you will be an established patient at Heartland.

  • For your appointment bring a valid photo ID, proof of residency, and prescription medication bottles of medications you’re currently taking or a list of medications from your pharmacy
  • For proof of residency bring one of the following: a bill in your name to your current address, bank statement in your name and to your current address, housing lease, or a letter from a homeless shelter 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse: 

We offer psychiatry, mental and behavioral health services as part of an integrated, whole-person treatment plan. Services include individual counseling/therapy, along with diagnosis and treatment for children and adults for anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, and more.

LGBTQ+ Resources:

Heartland provides integrated health care for persons living with HIV infection and participates in the Ryan White Program. The Ryan White program helps Kansans with HIV or AIDS access important health services, no income requirement is necessary. 

These services include primary medical care, medication assistance, health insurance assistance, mental health counseling, substance use treatment, dental care, case management, and other HIV-related medical and support services.

Additionally, Heartland Community Health Center is the only clinic in Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas, to offer point-of-care (rapid) HIV testing.

Youth & Parenting:

As part of the Heartland Community Health Center Family, Heartland @ Panda Pediatrics accepts all patients regardless of income or insurance status. Services include Pediatric Primary Care, Pediatric Dentistry, Mental & Behavioral Health. Staff through the Compass Project can enroll and check for insurance eligibility.

1312 W 6th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044