Clinics and Services for Older Adults

Free, Walk-In Blood Pressure Clinics

  • 9:30 to 11 a.m., First Monday, Downtown YMCA, 421 S.W. Van Buren. No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays,
 HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave. No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., First Tuesday, 
West Ridge Mall (Food Court, Restroom Entrance). No appointment necessary. No charge. 
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m., Second Thursday,
 Southwest YMCA, 3635 S.W. Chelsea Drive.
 No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Third Thursday,
 Oakland Community Center, 801 N.E. Poplar.
 No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Third Thursday,
 Rose Hill Place Clubhouse, S.W. 37th and Gage.
 No appointment necessary. No charge.
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m., Fourth Thursday,
 North YMCA, 1936 N.W. Tyler St. No appointment necessary. No charge.

Vaccine Clinics – Zostavax, Tdap, Td

  • Current vaccines available at the HealthWise Clinic: Zostavax (shingles) and Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) and Td (Tetanus and diphtheria)
  • A one-time pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination is recommended for all adults.
  • A one-time Zostavax (shingles) vaccine is recommended for most adults older than 60.
  • 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
  • Available to Cotton O’Neil patients by appointment. Prescription required – may be obtained by calling your Cotton O’Neil provider’s office.
  • Call (785) 354-6787 for an appointment.
  • Costs may apply. These vaccines are billed to the patient’s insurance, and, before receiving the vaccine, the patient pays the remaining balance, if any, at the Stormont Vail Retail Pharmacy, which is in the same building as the HealthWise Clinic.

Medication Clinics

  • 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

  • HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
  • Bring questions to our trained pharmacy staff about your medications (prescriptions or over-the-counter). No charge.
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Call (785) 354-6787 for an appointment.

Nutrition Clinics

  • 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
  • HealthWise Clinic, 2252 S.W. 10th Ave. Meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian to discuss your nutrition needs and questions. No charge.
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Call (785) 354-6787 for an appointment.

SHICK Insurance Counseling

Appointments available if you have questions concerning Medicare, supplemental, long-term care insurance or the Medicare prescription card. No charge.
Call (785) 354-6787 for times and appointment.

HealthWise Exercise Programs

Call (785) 354-5225 to have a packet of more detailed information mailed to you regarding these exercise programs. 

  • HealthWise exercise group meets in the Stormont Vail Pozez Education Center, every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Included in the schedule: chair aerobics, strength training, balance and flexibility. Cost is $25 for 20 classes.
  • YMCA Exercise Programs with special rates for HealthWise members
  • Great Life Golf and Fitness with special rates for HealthWise members. The YWCA and many other locations are managed by Great Life. A list of locations is included in the packet.
  • Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital offers aquatic exercise classes: Wavemakers and Tai Chi.
  • Healthy Steps: A walking program sponsored by Stormont Vail Health and West Ridge Mall.

Educational & Social Programs

  • HealthWise visits eight independent living centers monthly, with health and wellness presentations from Stormont Vail experts. These talks are open to the public. For information and reservations, call (785) 354-5225.
  • Senior Suppers at the Stormont Vail Pozez Education Center, monthly from March through November, offer a delicious meal and fellowship with friends, followed by an engaging presentation from a Stormont Vail professional on a topic of interest. Cost is $5 for the meal. For reservations, call (785) 354-5225.

Driver Safety Programs

In partnership with AAA Kansas and AARP, HealthWise offers CarFit events that help older drivers ensure they have a safe and proper fit in their vehicle and the Senior Driver Safety program, which can help you qualify for a discount on your insurance. These programs generally are offered quarterly. 
Call Health Connections at (785) 354-5225 for dates and reservations.

HealthWise on TV

  • Tune in! HealthWise TV, our brand new version of this popular and long-running program, is on the air.
  • 9 to 9:30 a.m. Fridays, on WIBW-TV, Channel 13
  • Every week, get informative interviews with local health experts and a fun, invigorating, low-impact exercise segment.

Link to HealthWise TV interviews online.