701 South Joplin Ave. | Joplin, MO | 417.624.5500
Our mission is to improve the health of people in our community without access to medical and dental care.
8:30-4:30 Monday-Thursday

Services

The Community Clinic offers a wide variety of services to its clients. Services are reviewed regularly and added, adapted, or removed as necessary. There are five main categories of care that the Community Clinic addresses: Medical, Dental and Education, and Case Management. Schedule of Clinics

Please print and complete the following documents prior to your appointment:

• Patient Enrollment Forms 1 and 2
• Patient Enrollment Forms 3 and 4
• Patient Enrollment Forms 5-7
• List of Items Needed to be Seen
• NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES 10 13


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MEDICAL SERVICES

Adult General Medicine

Volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide general medical care to Clinic patients. This helps alleviate the flow of patients into area emergency rooms to provide basic primary care.

Patient Prescription Assistance Program (PAP)

The Community Clinic assists patients in enrolling in all drug manufacturer assistance programs. This service is provided to all patients free of charge.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening clinics are held twice monthly and open to any men or women without other access to these services.

Pediatric General Medicine

The Community Clinic holds a weekly walk-in pediatric clinic for children in need of care. This clinic is staffed by volunteer pediatricians.

Children’s Orthopedics

Each month a pediatric orthopedic surgeon flies to Joplin to provide specialized care for the pediatric populations of southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas and northwest Oklahoma. This surgeon sees patients monthly by appointment only.

Laboratory Services

The Community Clinic provides on-site laboratory services for Clinic patients. This alleviates additional trips to the lab, and increases the quality of care received at the Community Clinic. Many times patients would not get needed laboratory work done because of time or transportation restraints. Having the lab on site greatly increases care for these patients by providing necessary information in a much shorter time frame.

The Community Clinic also provides medicine clinics that specialize in cardiac care, adult orthopedics, diabetic care, chiropractic care and dermatology.


DENTAL SERVICES

Adult Dental

Adult dental services are provided on an appointment-only basis and include evaluation, examination and extractions. The Community Clinic also partners with Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) Dental Hygiene program to provide complementary teeth cleaning to our patients during the school year.


EDUCATION, CASE MANAGEMENT and SOCIAL SERVICES

In addition to the medical, dental and mental health services provided, the Community Clinic operates a variety of clinics to assist their patients with various life and health management skills. Wellness and Prevention Classes are offered to patients for smoking cessation, diabetic support and weight management; Diabetic Education Clinics teach nutrition, fitness, monitoring, and disease management (in collaboration with Mercy Hospital Joplin and the American Diabetes Association); and Case Management/Chronic Disease Management is provided by staff and volunteers at the Clinic to assist patients in managing multiple disease processes and keeping their symptoms under control.
Because the Clinic was founded on, and continues to operate under, the principle of love for one another, social workers volunteer their time to provide counseling and resource management for patients in need of other welfare services.

The Community Clinic focuses on providing services that cannot be found elsewhere in the community and does not duplicate services that may be offered by other local not-for-profit agencies.