Wednesday, July 28

COMCARE to be topic for Pachyderms and guests

This Friday (November 1, 2013) the Wichita Pachyderm Club presents Marilyn Cook, Executive Director COMCARE of Sedgwick County. Her topic is “An Overview of COMCARE of Sedgwick County.”

According the Sedgwick County’s website:

COMCARE of Sedgwick County helps people with mental health and substance abuse needs improve the quality of their lives.

COMCARE provides a wide array of mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Sedgwick County. COMCARE is the largest of the 27 Community Mental Health Centers in the State of Kansas and is committed to helping individuals served lead more productive lives.

Good mental health is as critical as sound physical health. COMCARE serves over 19,000 individuals in the community and with the help of a significant number of community partners.

As the local mental health authority for Sedgwick County, COMCARE is the safety net for individuals in need of mental health services. COMCARE accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, self-pay and also has a sliding scale fee.

COMCARE’s quality comprehensive services are prioritized and provided for all citizens regardless of ability to pay. Services are provided in the most cost efficient and cost-effective manner. Sedgwick County provides programs which are accessible to the public without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious or political affiliations, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend Wichita Pachyderm Club meetings. Meetings are held almost every Friday in the Wichita Petroleum Club on the top floor of the Bank of America Building at 100 N. Broadway. The program starts at noon, and it is suggested that guests arrive by 11:45 am in order to get their lunch before the program starts. The meeting costs $10, which includes a delicious buffet lunch and beverage. For more information click on Wichita Pachyderm Club.