1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
The Care Line
Since 1992, the Care Line has helped meet the emergency needs of patients and their families. The Care Line helps Stormont Vail patients and their families with needs that are typically not covered insurance and after all other personal, community, and public resources have been exhausted. Examples of Care Line assistance include prescriptions, clothing, transportation, temporary lodging, and durable medical equipment.
In 2016, the Care Line provided assistance to 8,812 patients and their families at a cost of $168,883. Annual program requests surged with 14,001 needs met as compared to 9,873 in the prior year. Factors that contributed to this increase included the closure of a Shawnee County safety net clinic, problems at the state hospital which lead to increased admissions to Stormont Vail Health’s behavioral health program, and growth in Stormont Vail Health's regional and specialty services.
The Care Line is funded through grants and private gifts raised through both public and employee campaigns.
- The Friends of the Care Line recognizes donors of $1,000 or more annually in support of the program.
- As part of the 2016 employee campaign, 448 Stormont Vail employees contributed more than $98,500 to the Care Line.
For more information about the Care Line, or to make a donation, contact the Foundation at (785) 354-6851.