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Primary care (review)

At Truman Medical Centers/University Health, we make it easy for you to get high-quality, comprehensive primary care, close to home.

Our primary care providers offer healthcare services to people of all ages—from newborns to older adults. They can treat common conditions such as viruses, infections, depression and anxiety, as well as the aches and pains that you can’t figure out. They can also help you manage chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol.

When you have a medical concern, your primary care provider should be your first call. In many cases, they'll be able to address the problem. If a specialist is needed, your primary care provider will give you a referral and will continue to oversee and coordinate your care.

For your convenience, Truman Medical Centers/University Health has primary care clinics located in both hospital settings and in the community at locations throughout the Kansas City, Missouri, area.

Family medicine clinics

Bess Truman Family Medicine Center and Maternal Care Clinic

This family medicine center is staffed by licensed physicians who are participating in the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine's Department of Community and Family Medicine three-year residency program. Our residents are supervised by the highly capable UMKC School of Medicine faculty and Truman Medical Centers/University Health physicians. The faculty includes family physicians with additional training in sports medicine, geriatric medicine, integrative medicine and women's health.

We offer an extensive range of services, such as:

Primary care for people of all ages, including annual exams, well-child visits, screenings, skin care, immunizations, and same-day appointments for urgent healthcare needs.

Care for chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Maternity care. Our Maternal Care Clinic is staffed by physicians who are board-certified in family medicine and have completed additional training in obstetrics. This dual expertise means they can care for all your medical needs. In addition, all our physicians are faculty affiliated with the UMKC School of Medicine's Advanced Obstetrical Fellowship.

Women who get prenatal care through the clinic have access to an extensive package of services including:

  • Childbirth and breastfeeding classes.
  • On-site ultrasound and fetal nonstress tests.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Dental.
  • Women infants and children (WIC) nutrition program.
  • Behavioral healthcare.
  • Social services.
  • A patient navigator who will help you select a healthcare provider and answer questions throughout pregnancy.
  • Financial counseling is available.

To make an appointment at the Bess Truman Family Medicine Center and Maternal Care Clinic, call 816.404.7650.

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Lakewood Medical Pavilion

The Lakewood Medical Pavilion is a primary care clinic located on the Truman Medical Center Lakewood campus. Patients have access to a laboratory and diagnostic imaging within the hospital and an extensive list of specialty care services.

Same-day appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 816.404.7600.

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John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion at Health Sciences District

The John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion offers primary care in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Patients have access to a laboratory and diagnostic imaging within the hospital and an extensive list of specialty care services, including diabetes care management.

To make an appointment, call 816.404.3855.

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University Health Community Care Fairmount

Same-day appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 816.404.5770.

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University Health Community Care Grain Valley

Same-day appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 816.404.6785.

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University Health Community Care Raytown

Same-day appointments are available. To make an appointment, call 816.356.1000.

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Internal medicine clinics

Truman Medical Center/University Health Primary Care Clinics

The Truman Medical Center/University Health Primary Care Clinics, located on the fourth floor of Truman Medical Center in the Health Sciences District, provides primary care to patients 18 years of age and older. This dedicated team of physicians, residents, nurse practitioners and support staff work together to provide the highest quality primary care to their patients.

The TMC/UH Primary Care Clinics are staffed by board certified Internal Medicine physicians who also are teachers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. Internal Medicine residents who are medical doctors that are training to become certified in Internal Medicine also staff the clinics.

Once your care has been established in the Primary Care Clinic, same-day appointments are usually available with our nurse practitioner. Financial assistance is available.

To make an appointment, call 816.404.4862.

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Truman Medical Center Medicine/Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Clinic

The Med-Peds Clinic is a partnership between Truman Medical Centers/University Health and Children's Mercy Hospital. We are a dedicated team of physicians, residents, a nurse practitioner and support staff who work together to provide the highest quality primary care to people of all ages.

Our residents are medical doctors who are training to become dual-certified in pediatrics and internal medicine. Our attending physicians have achieved that certification and are teachers at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.

Once your care has been established in the Med-Peds Clinic, same-day appointments are usually available with our nurse practitioner. This clinic also specializes in issues related to weight management.

To make an appointment, call 816.404.4862. Financial assistance is available.

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University Health Community Care Linwood

Open Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment, call 816.404.6700.

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Patient-centered care

Truman Medical Centers/University Health has achieved a Level 3 recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home program. This program identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their primary care physician rather than treating patient care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient's care is delivered by clinician-led care teams that provide all healthcare needs and coordinate treatments across the healthcare system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.

NCQA-recognized primary care locations:

  • Bess Truman Family Medicine Center and Maternal Care Clinic.
  • Lakewood Medical Pavilion.
  • John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion at Health Sciences District.
  • Med-Peds Clinic
  • University Health Community Care Fairmount.
  • University Health Community Care Grain Valley.
  • University Health Community Care Raytown.

myTruHealth

Truman Medical Centers/University Health offers myTruHealth, a secure online tool that helps our patients better manage their care and improve their overall healthcare experience. You can use myTruHealth to access your health records, check lab results, request medication renewals, request appointments, send messages to your care team and more. Learn more and enroll today.