Thomas Clinic was founded in April of 1996 by Johnson County and St.
Thomas Episcopal Church leaders to address the unmet medical needs of
county residents. Our
founding vision remains unchanged:
to live out the vision of a society in which all have access to
medical care regardless of their ability to pay.
Support from the Partnership
for a Healthier Johnson County, Johnson Memorial
Hospital, and the
Johnson County Health Department was crucial in the creation of a
free medical clinic housed in St. Thomas Church open to serve low income
uninsured and underinsured Johnson County adults.
The first director, The Rev. Judith Culpepper, M.D. shepherded
the fledgling clinic, establishing clinical practices, policies and
procedures that mark our effort as professional and compassionate. Under her leadership, the clinic expanded to serve patients two
week; providing medical services, non-narcotic medications,
social services referrals and prescription assistance enrollment.
We are a member of the National
Association of Free Clinics
Current Administrative Director Jane Beers continues to guide the clinic
in its mission and outreach.
clinics, partnerships with Little
Red Door Cancer Agency, Windrose Health
Network, Esperanza en
Jesucristo, cancer survivor Terri Petersen, and an increasing
numbers of medical practices have increased the scope of care we are
able to access for our patients. In
2009, our 714 patients accessed more than $1.5 million of free medical
care. Itís an honor to
serve Johnson County along with so many concerned residents and
are always available to speak to groups about our work, and would welcome
any ideas you might have for future collaboration or support.
Feel free to contact the clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org.