Medical Assistance

Medical Assistance


The Neighborhood Nurse Center is a Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach Program that has six community crisis sites. Penrose-St. Francis provides a Faith Community Nurse at Tri-Lakes Cares to work with the uninsured and the underinsured. Healing is profoundly spiritual, and Penrose-St. Francis, as a faith-based organization, has a commitment to the whole person. At the Neighborhood Nurse Centers, the physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing is assessed by a Faith Community Nurse, a registered nurse with specialty training and expertise in coaching individuals through medical issues that may have foundational spiritual or social issues underlying a medical need.

The Faith Community Nurse at the Neighborhood Nurse Center is available to:

  • Provide a thorough nursing assessment
  • Connect with medical providers
  • Assist with insurance resources
  • Offer financial assistance for prescriptions and co-pays
  • Advocate for unmet medical needs
  • Engage with emotional and spiritual conversations and prayer
  • Arrange preventative and chronic disease management
  • Provide health education for neighbors and their families

Penrose-St. Francis Health also offers a free Volunteer Medical Clinic at Tri-Lakes Cares to provide safety-net primary care until a medical home can be found. A volunteer doctor is available by appointment on Tuesdays.

Tri-Lakes Cares loans out durable medical equipment based upon availability to include wheelchairs, walkers and shower chairs.

Nursing services are available on a walk-in basis, Mondays and Thursdays, 12 to 3 pm.

Please contact Nurse Cindy Stickel at cindystickel@centura.org or 719-481-4864 x103:

  • For more information about the Neighborhood Nurse Center
  • To make an appointment to the doctor
  • To borrow from the medical equipment loan closet (based on availability)
  • To make an inkind donation of medical equipment or over the counter medication. Please note that we are not able to accept donations of prescription medications.