Our ApproachOur approach stems from the desire to provide compassionate care to all our patients. We ensure that our processes and services are streamlined for the sake of efficiency and tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient. We treat all our patients with respect and work with them to assess their specific needs every step of the way.
Spectrum Health Care was founded in 1992 by a group of socially concerned members of the United Methodist Church. Originally named “Rain” (Regional Aids Interfaith Network), the organization was focused on providing compassionate care to people dying of AIDS in Central Missouri.
Spectrum Health Care received its first case management contract in 1998 and hired its first 2 case managers. As the years have progressed, Spectrum has continued to add additional case managers, including those specifically assigned to incarcerated individuals, as patient numbers increase.
The housing program was implemented in 2002 to provide monetary assistance to the clients including rents, utilities, deposits, emergency repairs, etc. In addition to assistance, Spectrum purchased and renovated an apartment building in 2004 that provided housing to eligible patients through the City’s Shelter Plus Program.
Throughout the years, Spectrum’s services have expanded to include STD prevention, education and testing. Spectrum has been one of the only organizations to provide STD testing free of charge to all patients.
Along with STD education and testing, Spectrum continues to help more individuals each year with case management, financial assistance for basic needs such as medication, doctors and treatment, housing assistance, health screenings, education and more.
From starting as a concerned group of individuals believing that everyone should be able to die with dignity and surrounded by those who care, to serving more than 37 counties in Missouri and beyond, Spectrum Health Care has experienced significant upward mobility in the last two decades.
Our PromiseAt Spectrum Health Care, it is our promise to foster an environment of trust and inclusivity to all our patients. We promise to provide the best and most compassionate care in a culturally competent environment.
Our TeamWe are a team of passionate people, dedicated to providing support to those who might have otherwise been lost in the system. We strive to establish a community of trust and confidentiality between ourselves and our patients to ensure that they receive the best care possible.
Cale Mitchell, MBA
Housing Specialist (North Central Region)
Director of Prevention, Education, & Outreach Health Services
Access For All Program Coordinator
Jeff Frey, MD
Agency Primary Medical Care Director
Lola Wobken, FNP
Community Health Worker (Central Missouri Area)
Melissa Embry, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Housing Specialist (Southwest Region)
Community Health Worker (North Missouri Area)
Senior Staff Accountant
Part C Coordinator
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