Counselors on hand throughout metro to help with health insurance enrollment

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Swope Health Services has emerged as the area’s largest enrollment center for the Health Insurance Marketplace sign-up that begins nationwide on Tuesday, October 1.  Certified Application Counselors will be standing by at the SHS main campus on 3801 Blue Parkway, as well as all other clinic locations across the metro area in both Missouri and Kansas, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (see below for complete list of clinic locations).

“We’ll be there to show them how to create an account, pick a plan and enroll,” said Karimah Baptiste, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator.  “We will also make them aware of the resources available to help guide them throughout this process,” she added.

When the exchange opens, 799,255 uninsured and eligible Missourians will have access to affordable care and as many as 2,601,893 non-elderly Missourians with pre-existing conditions, including 339,212 children, can no longer be denied coverage. Further, more than 55,000 young adults in Missouri can now stay on their parent's health insurance until they're 26 years old.

Enrollment continues through March 31, 2014.  For more information, contact Karimah Baptiste at 816-922-7645,  ext. 6216 or email her at

Swope Health Services is a system of federally qualified clinics providing primary health care, dental and behavioral health services. Annually, more than 40,000 patients are served at Swope’s 11 medical, dental, and behavioral health/residential treatment centers located throughout the greater metropolitan area including Kansas City, Independence, Kansas City North, South Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kan.

Clinic Sites:

Swope Health Central
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, Mo.  64130

Swope Health Independence
1638 West U.S. Highway 24
Independence, Mo.  64050

Swope Health Northland
4443 NW Gateway
Riverside, Mo.  64150

Swope Health South
8825 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, Mo.  64131

Swope Health West
6013 Leavenworth Rd.
Kansas City, Kan. 66104

Swope Health Wyandotte
21 North 12th St.
Kansas City, Kan.  66102

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