Take Charge: A CHC Health Initiative
Take Charge is a program designed to help Wyandotte County residents build their capacity to effectively use the healthcare system through:
- Education, screening, and connection to community resources.
- One-on-one coaching sessions to provide new participants in the healthcare system with knowledge about health insurance and personal health plans.
Understanding healthcare can be overwhelming and confusing. Health insurance can feel really complicated. Take Charge aims to help clients understand things like health plans and insurance basics, all so they can get the most out of their new health insurance while avoiding surprise costs.
Take Charge applies a holistic approach to wellness, helping clients find community resources to meet their needs. For instance, clients with insurance will:
- Receive educational information about health insurance and their specific coverage.
- Get help creating an account with their insurance provider.
- Establish a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and make an appointment.
Clients without insurance will receive information as to why regular health screenings are important. They’ll also get assistance in finding clinical services for their health needs.
Take Charge Frequently Asked Questions
During your appointment, your Take Charge partner will:
- Review height, weight, BMI, blood pressure and have you complete pre-diabetes survey to see if you qualify to enroll in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
- Complete a brief questionnaire about personal/behavioral health and link you to community resources based on your results
- Review your personal health insurance plan
- Explore your provider network and help you find a primary care doctor
- Explain health insurance terms in simple language
- Provide you with a Take Charge Notebook to help you keep track of all your health needs
Please bring the following your current prescriptions, and any and all paperwork dealing with your insurance provider, if applicable, including your health insurance card and marketplace username and password.
A Primary Care Provider—or PCP—can provide a wealth of benefits to you:
- PCP copays are less expensive than ER or urgent care copays.
- They know your personal health history and can treat your illness/injury more effectively than a new provider at the ER or urgent care clinic.
- They can catch problems and illnesses before they worsen. This will save you money and may save your life!
- As you build a relationship with your provider, they can offer more helpful recommendations or referrals to partner providers for other health related issues.
- They can help you set wellness goals and follow up with you on your next visit to help you reach them.
Our priority is your health, so give us a call and we will do our best to provide arrangements and/or accommodations.
The assistants at Take Charge have dozens upon dozens of resources to connect you with on your journey to health. Some examples include, but certainly are not limited to:
Offers a variety of assistance services including: Employment Assistance, Case/Care Management, Educational Workshops, English as a Second Language, Migrant Education Programs, Public Internet Access Sites, Refugee Resettlement Services, and Emergency Assistance for utilities, housing, food, medication and transportation.
Need a specialist but don’t have insurance? Wy/Jo provides specialty care to low-income individuals lacking health coverage at little to no cost.
Offers a free Diabetes self-management course to community members with Diabetes and prescription assistance to those who qualify.
Provides services to Latino community: smoking cessation, mammography referrals and immunizations