The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department (KCHD) offers several clinics for Kansas City residents and the surrounding area. Please be aware that physical exams, except in the case of sexually transmitted diseases, are not currently available through KCHD.
For emergency medical services, please call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.
- Adult and Travel Immunization Clinics
- Childhood Immunization Clinic
- Flu Shot Clinic
- Immigration Clinic – call 816-513-6170 for more information
- Lead Testing Clinic
- Sexual Health Clinic
- Tuberculosis (TB) Testing and Treatment Clinics
Please note, the Kansas City Health Care Trust Employee Clinic is located on the first floor of the Health Department, but is technically separate from KCHD operations.
Hours of operation:
- Mondays through Fridays, 7:30am to 5pm (except holidays).
- There is a full list of our programs and their hours of operation listed as well.
Our privacy practices and HIPAA notification
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI HEALTH DEPARTMENT
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
This notice describes how medical information and related photographs about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information and related photographs to carry out treatment, payment, or healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. The Kansas City Health Department is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. “Protected health information” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical condition. Any other uses or disclosures not described in the notice will be made only with your individual written authorization.
We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices. We may change the terms of our notice, at any time. The new notice will be effective for all protected health information that we maintain at that time. Upon your request, we will provide you with any revised Notice of Privacy Practices at central registration. The effective date of this Notice of Privacy Practice is April 14, 2003.
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information After Client Signs a Consent to Treatment Form:
When you receive treatment after signing your consent form at one of the clinics within the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, your health record including related photographs is the physical property of our Department. The information in your health records belongs to you. A copy of your record may be transferred to another healthcare provider when you sign an authorization to disclose your records. For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions. In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care and share information in a disaster relieve situation.
The Kansas City Health Department may contact you to provide appointment reminders and information about our services if you sign our consent for text messages.
Your health information rights are as follows:
- You may request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information as provided by 45 CFR 164.522
- You may inspect and obtain a copy of your health record as provided for in 45 CFR 164.524
- You may ask for an amendment on your health record as provided in 45 CFR 164.528
- You may obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information as provided in 45 CFR 164.528
- You may revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken
Examples of Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations That May Be Made Without Your Consent or Authorization:
We will use and disclose your protected health information and related photographs to provide, coordinate, or manage your healthcare among staff members in the direct line of service within the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.
If you are an active member of an insurance plan, the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department may use your protected health information, as needed, to obtain payment for your healthcare services.
Members of our clinical staff, quality improvement teams, or other staff member who participated in your treatment may use information and related photographs in your health record to assess the care and outcomes in your case. This information will then be used in an effort to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare and services we provide.
Other Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures That May Be Made Without Your Consent or Authorization:
We may use or disclose your protected health information and related photographs in the following situations without your consent or authorization. These situations include:
Required By Law: We may use or disclose your protected health information and related photographs to the extent that law requires the use or disclosure. The use or disclosure will be made in compliance with the law and will be limited to the relevant requirements of the law.
Public Health: State Law mandates certain communicable diseases must be reported to other public health agencies including the State Department of Health. The disclosure will be made for the purpose of controlling disease.
Immunization records can be released without authorization to the following: Employees of public agencies, departments and political subdivisions; Health records staff of school districts and child care facilities; Adoptive or foster parents; and Health care professionals.
Legal Proceedings: We may disclose protected health information and related photographs in the course of any judicial or administrative proceeding, in response to an order of a court.
Breaches: We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
Contact Person: Clifford Dennis, Privacy Officer: 816-513-6063
How File a Complaint: You may file a complaint with the Health Departments Privacy Officer and to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Send a letter to: 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20201 or by calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.