Who is WEPAC?
The WEPAC Alliance is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing resources and education to encourage women in Wilmore, Englewood, Protection, Ashland, and Coldwater, Kansas to take active responsibility for their health. It combines the resources of Ashland Health Center and Comanche County Hospital to meet the collective health care needs of the women in their hospital districts.
Why are we doing this?
Women in this country make 80% of the health care decisions for their families. Sadly in this process they often neglect their own health care. In Southwest Kansas, the situation is even more prevalent due to limitations with access to care. The funds raised by the WEPAC Alliance go to pay designated preventative cancer screenings for women in the five communities of Wilmore, Englewood, Protection, Ashland and Coldwater. Through the dilligent work of the Comanche County Hospital CEO along with Ashland Health Center's CEO digital mammograms are now available in Coldwater and Ashland. It is our goal that every woman in these five communities schedule their yearly exams today and each year hereafter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the board members.
How can we help you?
You must be a female and live in one of the five communities of Wilmore, Englewood, Protection, Ashland or Coldwater. A voucher form is completed and approved prior to service for WEPAC funds.
Well-Woman Exams: WEPAC will pay all charges if you are uninsured or the balance after your insurance has paid for a well woman exam including all the lab/Pathology charges associated with a screening pap IF the services are provided in one of the WEPAC communities.
Mammograms: WEPAC will pay all charges if you are uninsured or the balance after your insurance has paid for mammograms including the charge by the radiologist IF the services are provided in one of the WEPAC communities.
Colonoscopy: WEPAC will pay if you are uninsured or after your insurance has paid for a screening colonoscopy including the physician, anesthesia and the facility charges. Any extra procedures or complications will not be paid for by WEPAC. Further details will be explained when vouchers are requested.
A voucher/request form WEPAC funds must be completed and approved prior to the services.
For a voucher contact Debbie Filson at the Ashland Health Center Business Office or Lisa Brooks at the Comanche County Hospital Business Office.
WEPAC will send the payment directly to the facility providing the services. A detail billing showing the balance owed (after insurance) is required for WEPAC funds.
To schedule your Mammograms call the Ashland Health Center Radiology Department at (620) 635-2241 or the Comanche County Hospital at (620) 582-2144. To schedule your Well-Woman Exam call the Ashland Clinic at (620) 635-2222 or the Comanche County Clinic at (620) 582-2136. To schedule a colonoscopy contact your family physician.
How you can help us
By supporting our Hoops For Hope Charity Basketball game, which will be held October 26, 2012 at the South Central High School, Coldwater, KS.
Or by sending your contribution to:
PO Box 949
Ashland, KS 67831
You can also become a WEPAC Supporter.