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Health Care in Kansas

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment works efficiently to improve the health and living standards of the community by implementing many health regulation services and policies. The state has several divisions and sub-divisions that work together with the department to optimize the health of the community. The department works in collaboration with local public health, health care providers, policymakers, and many others to successfully protect the health of the community.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, Kansas 66612
Phone: (785) 296-1500
Website: http://www.kdheks.gov

Hospitals in Kansas

Kansas has several renowned hospitals that are well staffed and equipped with advanced facilities and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy services, child care, maternity care, mental well being and many more services. The hospitals and other health care facilities in Kansas make a huge effort to follow environmentally preferable practices.

According to U.S News and World Reports, given below are some of the best ranked hospitals in Kansas.

University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160-7200
Website: www.kumed.com
Phone: (913) 588–5000

Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center
1500 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604-1353
Website: www.stormontvail.org
Phone: (785) 354–6000

Kansas Medical Center
1124 West 21st Street
Andover, KS 67002-5500
Website: ksmedcenter.com/
Phone: (316) 300–4000

Olathe Medical Center
20333 West 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061-5350
Website: www.ohsi.com
Phone: (913) 791–4200

Allen County Hospital
101 South First Street
Iola, KS 66749-3505
Website: www.allencountyhospital.com
Phone: (620) 365–1000

Ashland Health Center
709 Oak Street
Ashland, KS 67831-0188
Website: www.ashlandhc.org
Phone: (620) 635–2241

Atchison Hospital
800 Raven Hill Drive
Atchison, KS 66002-9204
Website: www.atchisonhospital.org
Phone: (913) 367–2131
Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital
415 North Main Street
Ulysses, KS 67880-2133
Website: www.bwmgch.com
Phone: (620) 356–1266

Cheyenne County Hospital
210 West First Street
Saint Francis, KS 67756-3540
Website: www.cheyennecountyhospital.com
Phone: (785) 332–2104

Citizens Medical Center
100 East College Drive
Colby, KS 67701-3799
Website: www.nwkshealthcare.com
Phone: (785) 462–7511

Clara Barton Hospital
250 West Ninth Street
Hoisington, KS 67544-1706
Website: www.clarabartonhospital.org
Phone: (620) 653–2114

AMG Specialty Hospital-Wichita
8080 East Pawnee Street
Wichita, KS 67207-5475
Website: www.amgwichita.com
Phone: (316) 682–0004

Anthony Medical Center
421 South Maple
Garnett, KS 66032-1334
Website: saintlukeshealthsystem.org/Anderson
Phone: (785) 448–3131

Anthony Medical Center
1101 East Spring Street
Anthony, KS 67003-2122
Phone: (620) 842–5111

Blood Banks and Organ Donors in Kansas

There are varied organizations in Kansas that are genuinely working towards providing organ, blood and tissue to those in need. The organizations are committed to meet the transplant needs of the people of state and is striving to save as many lives as possible.

Community Blood Center
10568 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 1 913-383-6800

CSL Plasma
Address: 816 W 24th St, Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: 1 785-749-5750

Biomat USA Topeka
Address: 2120 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 1 785-233-0079
CSL Plasma
Address: 1130 Garden Way, Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 1 785-776-9177

CSL Plasma
Address: 1515 E Central, Wichita, KS 67214,
Phone: 1 316-264-6973

Donate Life Kansas

Donate Life Kansas is the state-authorized non-profit organization that is committed to offer and manage the organ, eye and tissue donations to those in need and help save as many lives as possible. The Donate Life Kansas is affiliated with Donate Life America and has been operating in collaboration with many volunteers to help provide organ, eye and tissue donation to meet all transplant needs. The organization promotes the community to participate and support the cause and educates the people on how donation works, organ transplant waiting list, what is brain death, what organs and tissues can be donated and create awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation that saves lives.

Learn more: Donate Life Kansas

Contact Details:save life

Health Insurance in Kansas

The Kansas Division of Health Care Finance (DHCF) overviews the entire health care plans and policies of the residents of Kansas to support and assist the people in their medical and health care needs. The division works with the state’s qualified and certified professional health care to ensure quality health insurance and coverage for all residents. It assists and supports the children, women and individuals to choose an effective health care plans and policies. The division offers comprehensive explanations about the programs and benefits so as to provide better understanding to select the best plan for you and your family among the many plans available.

Provider Services Contact InformationInsurance
900 SW Jackson, Suite 900 N
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1220
Phone: (785) 296-3512
Fax: (785) 296-4813

Kansas Medicaid Program

Medical Assistance is a publicly funded health care program implemented for very low-income individuals, children who need financial support, parents with children, seniors, people with disabilities and pregnant women. Medical Assistance is paid by federal and state dollars. Certain criteria of income and other requirements are to be fulfilled, in order to be eligible to claim Medicaid. Medicaid is one of the largest health care providers in Kansas. The Kansas Medicaid Program is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Any information related to health care coverage options and how to apply for Medicaid, please contact the Department of Human Services Contact Center toll-free at 1-855-889-7985, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

medicareCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
601 East 12th Street, Suite 235
Kansas City, MO 64104

Kansas Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

CHIP assists low-income children residing in families with incomes that is above Medicaid limits. CHIP is not open-ended and yearly allotments are awarded to states. Kansas provides fordable health insurance coverage to children below 19 years who do not qualify for Medicaid or their family incomes less than 232% of the federal poverty level, and those who are not qualified for state employee health insurance and any private health plans.

For more information about either Medicaid or CHIP, Click Here to visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website


Through the KanCare program, Kansas administers Medicaid. Kansas collaborated with 3 health plans (Amerigroup of Kansas, Inc., United, Sunflower) or managed care organizations so as to provide health care for almost everyone under Medicaid beneficiaries. Within the state, KanCare is administered by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The KanCare health plans is assigned to each Medicaid consumer. Aside the Medicaid services available to Medicaid consumers, KanCare also offers preventative dental care for adults, bariatric surgery and heart/lung transplants.

For assistance call at 1-866-305-5147 or Click Here to go to the official website

MediKan Health Program

Uner the MediKan health program, adults with disabilities who are not eligible for Medicaid are covered. These plan covers those who are qualified for services provided by the State’s General Assistance program. Overall, MediKan's scope of services is similar to that of Medicaid services with certain restrictions and limitations.

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Kansas Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

Kansas is committed to serve the seniors and people in need with superior quality and efficiently staffed nursing homes. Numerous nursing homes in Kansas are rated by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and their overall services in nurse staffing, quality of medical care and cost effective. Almost all the nursing homes provide for medicare and medicaid services.

Health Facilities Program
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 330
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1365
Phone: 785-296-0127
FAX: 785-291-3419

Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services: Click here to get all information on nursing homes and all services related to older adults and people with disabilities.

Kansas Vital Records and Health Statistics

The Bureau of Health Statistics oversees and manages the collection, and distribution of public health and vital statistics data. The department works concurrently with other state and local agencies to provide technical assistance to users to procure the vital records, sort and solve problems and upgrade to meet the emerging health trends.

vital records

Under the state/federal law, vital records are confidential records maintained by the bureau of health statistics. The bureau furnishes the certificates to the person named on the certificate, mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother or legal representative of the person. Certain legal fees are levied to obtain the certificate or additional copies, to search the certificate and also to expedite the process.

Contact Details:
KDHE Office of Vital Statistics
Elizabeth W. Saadi, Ph.D., State Registrar
Kay Haug, Director of Vital Statistics
Phone:  (785) 296-1400

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To Get complete information on all Vital Records, Click Here

Health Statistics

Leading causes of death in Kansas in 2013- [1]
  • Malignant Neoplasms - 184.9
  • Heart Disease - 184.2
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases - 57.5
  • Unintentional Injuries - 48.3
  • Cerebrovascular Disease - 45.1
  • Alzheimer's Disease - 25.6
  • Pneumonia and Influenza - 24.5
  • Diabetes mellitus - 22.4
  • Nephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome and Nephrosis - 20.7
  • Suicide - 14.7
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Disease Information

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Cancer Information

Kansas Environmental Epidemiology


  1. Leading Causes of Death in Kansas, 2013

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