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Curative has announced that it is currently providing COVID-19 no-cost testing in your area at Metropolitan Community College.
Stay safe this holiday season and get tested!
You can schedule COVID-19 Test at curative.com, and receive results in 24-48 hours.
Curative is the leading provider of COVID-19 testing in the United States. Curative’s mission is to end the COVID-19 pandemic by providing simple-to-use and painless testing at scale to produce reliable data for patients and health officials. We know that broad access to testing, robust contact tracing, and a vaccine are necessary to end the pandemic.
Is there any cost?
Regarding the tests, there is no out of pocket cost to the individual. Through the CARES act, all individuals with health insurance will be covered for a COVID-19 test. No one is ever charged a copay or deductible.
For uninsured individuals, they are covered under the HRSA fund under the CARES act. Curative will never send a bill to any individual getting a COVID-19 test through any of our testing sites.
How soon do I get the results?
Curative provides results within 24 hours of arrival at our lab (if not sooner). We pride ourselves on our ability to distribute tests rapidly, test patients easily, and send them their results quickly. Other highlights include:
· Non-invasive cheek swab (video) that is more accurate (~90%) than a nasopharyngeal test (~80%)
· Can be self-collected under supervision by lightly-trained individuals (so no onsite medical professional required)
· Results within 24 hours of receipt at our lab
· Lab capacity to process tens of thousands of additional tests
· Manufacturing capacity to meet any order size
· Minimal PPE requirement due to the test’s self-collected method
Please visit curative.com to schedule your no-cost appointment TODAY at a site nearest to you. Together we can end this pandemic!
Curative believes that communal well-being is fundamental to individual health.
Curative is building infrastructure to make essential health services easier to access for everyone. Their infrastructure is designed to change as the world does—offering nearby access, affordable services, and science-based guidance.
Their efforts are supported by the optimism and ambition we share with communities across the US, and together we’re imagining new ways to help more people stay safe, healthy, and informed wherever they are.
The Whole Person invites the community to a Covid Vaccination Health Fair, in collaboration with the Unified Government Wyandotte County Health Department, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event will be held at 7836 State Ave. (former Kmart Building), Kansas City, Kansas 66112. You do not have to live in Kansas to take advantage of this event. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Residents are welcome to RSVP by calling The Whole Person's Kansas office at (913) 871-4188. A mobile vaccination clinic is available to anyone who cannot travel. Covid-19 testing will also be available. There is no cost for the vaccine, testing or health fair.
The Unified Government Wyandotte County Health Department will be offering the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines. They will offer 1 and 2nd vaccines and the booster for immunocompromised people, or anyone that qualifies for the 3rd dose (Pfizer Only). The Moderna vaccine is only a 1st or 2nd dose (or a potential 3rd dose for immunocompromised people who qualify. No boosters yet for Moderna).
The Whole Person will have giveaways and a door prize drawing every 30 minutes! The organization will have representatives from numerous departments to pass out information and share details about their programs and services for people with disabilities in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
About The Whole Person
The Whole Person is a Center for Independent Living founded in 1978 as a private, non-residential, non-profit organization providing a full range of community-based services for people with disabilities. For over 43 years, TWP has been a leader in representing people with all types of disabilities and providing independent living services to residents of Kansas and Missouri. TWP’s mission is to connect people with disabilities to the resources they need by supporting independent choice and advocating for positive change in the community.
Heartland Soccer, America’s largest league and tournament host, is excited to once again partner with Tohi, title sponsor of the Midwest All Girls Tournament, and HCA Midwest Health as we GO PINK at SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Midwest All Girls Tournament fueled by Tohi, the Official Healthy Lifestyle Beverage of Heartland Soccer, will be held October 1-3, 2021 at the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex.
As one of Kansas City metropolitan area's largest all girl soccer tournaments, the Midwest All Girls Tournament is set to attract more than 300 teams from multiple states, drawing thousands of children, parents, grandparents and families from across the region, bringing in an estimated economic impact of $5.4 million over the weekend (event estimations provided by Visit KC).
Tournament title sponsor, Tohi, is a Kansas City based, female-founded wellness brand innovating antioxidant-rich beverages from Midwest grown Aronia Berries. Tohi has attributes and functionality important to the whole family, including: non-GMO certification, no added sugar, low calories, non-carbonated and no caffeine.
"Tohi beverages are beneficial for athletes of all ages and we are thrilled to be partnered with Heartland Soccer to reach families focused on a healthy, active lifestyle," commented Shari Coulter Ford, CEO and Co-Founder of Tohi Ventures.
"Our soccer parents care about making healthy choices for their families," said Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director. "Tohi's brand and mission is perfectly aligned with Heartland Soccer; we value Tohi’s health focused product and our continued partnership.”
Heartland Soccer and Tohi, along with HCA Midwest Health will PINK OUT the SCHEELS Overland Park and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complexes tournament weekend. The GO PINK presence is designed to raise awareness for October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remind women to get their mammogram, because early detection saves lives. Field marshals and tournament staff will be dressed in PINK attire and fans and supporters are encouraged to wear PINK to show their support.
"Being a partner with Heartland Soccer Association and SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex helps us in creating awareness for the need to have people book an appointment for a mammogram," says Dr. Anne Kobbermann, M.D. Board-certified and Fellowship-trained Breast Surgical Oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Overland Park Regional and Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center.
"Our partnership with HCA Midwest Health is a valuable asset to the community and to our organization as we make a positive impact with athlete's safety on and off the field," says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director. "This event has always been incredibly energizing. Saturday's unique partnership will help raise awareness for a disease that affects thousands of women each year and what better time to do that than during one of the region's most popular all-girls tournaments."
For more information about Heartland Soccer go here.
In the weeks before Texas’ de facto abortion ban SB 8 went into effect, Trust Women clinics in Oklahoma City and Wichita were already seeing an increase in appointments from Texas patients seeking essential abortion care. Trust Women's clinics stayed open, ready to provide quality, compassionate abortion care to any woman who needs it, regardless of ability to pay.
Read about abortion laws by state here.
Trust Women is also currently coordinating with funds and providers from Texas and across the Midwest region in order to provide the best care possible for their patients. It is also important that the public be aware of the dire situation that the Texas abortion ban has created.
It comes as Texas' abortion ban for women who are more than six weeks pregnant came into effect on Sep. 1 after the Supreme Court did not act on a request from pro-abortion rights groups and providers to block it.
Read why abortion access and women's reproductive rights are LGBTQ issues here.
The law is one of the most restrictive in the U.S., and effectively bans the majority of abortions in Texas. In a statement released on Sep. 1. President Joe Biden, a Catholic, called the law "extreme" and one that "blatantly violates the constitutional right established under Roe v. Wade and upheld as precedent for nearly half a century."
In Kansas, where Trust Women opened a clinic in Wichita in 2013, the following restrictions on abortion were in effect in Kansas as of Dec. 1, 2015, according to the Guttmacher Institute:
- A woman must receive state-directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided.
- Abortion is covered in private insurance policies only in cases of life endangerment, unless an optional rider is purchased at an additional cost.
- Health plans that will be offered in the state’s health exchange under the Affordable Care Act can only cover abortion when the woman’s life is endangered.
- Abortion is covered in insurance policies for public employees only in cases of life endangerment.
- The use of telemedicine for the performance of medication abortion is prohibited.
- The parents of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided.
- Public funding is available for abortion only in cases of life endangerment, rape or incest.
- A woman must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; the provider must offer her the option to view the image.
- An abortion may be performed at or after 20 weeks postfertilization (22 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period) only if the woman’s life is endangered or if her physical health is severely compromised, based on the spurious assertion that a fetus can feel pain at that point.
ABOUT TRUST WOMEN
Trust Women was founded in 2009 with the mission to open clinics that provide abortion care in underserved areas. The organization currently operates two reproductive health care clinics in Wichita, Kansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare for all those who need it, including abortions. Trust Women provides education, advocacy and community support across the region in support of expanded access to abortion care with a focus on reproductive justice. Learn more at trustwomen.org.