Our Mission: MetroCARE  improves access to medical care for uninsured patients through volunteerism among health care providers.

MetroCARE is a community partnership to improve access to medical care for low-income, uninsured residents of Jackson, Clay and Platte counties. MetroCARE combines care provided by volunteer primary care physicians and safety net clinics with donated specialty care in a coordinated program. More than 800 physicians participate, equating to about 1 in 4 of Missouri-based doctors in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

A partnership of Northland Health Care Access and the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City (Metro Med), the program is operated with the support of local grants. Offices located in the Northland, midtown and Eastern Jackson County connect patients with medical care they would not otherwise be able to access. Patients have received services ranging from basic preventive care to imaging and specialty care including MRI, X-rays, infusion treatments, cancer therapies, colonoscopies and outpatient surgery procedures.

2013 Board of Directors

Linda Ward, Chair – Center for Practical Bioethics

Jean Hansen, MBA, Vice-Chair – Kansas City Internal Medicine

Daniel Fowler, JD, Immediate Past-Chair – KC North Law

Marna Gasperino, Secretary/Treasurer – Public Relations Professional

Jennifer Brown, MD (Medical Director) – Kansas City Internal Medicine

Jacque Amspacker  - Wy/Jo Care

Karen Dolt – Northland Health Care Access

Sukumar Ethirajan, MD  - Medical Oncology Physician

John O. Stanley, MD - Briarcliff Medical Associates

Sheridan Y. Wood - Kansas City Care Clinic

Barbara Keller – Metro Med

Hannah Luetke-Stahlman – MetroCARE


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