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/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:image_medical_1

  • 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.

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

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Nursing services do not require an appointment on Mondays and Thursdays from 12-3pm. For information or to make a medical appointment please contact Nurse Cindy Stickel at cindystickel@centura.org or 719-481-4864 x103.