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Kitchen Clinic

Medical, dental and specialty clinics available to qualifying uninsured individuals free-of-charge.

1630 North Jefferson. 417-837-1504

Who Is Eligible

The Kitchen Clinic can see up to 5 walk-in patients per day Monday – Thursday until further notice. Patients must come with certain financial documents in order to be seen. Patients must have financial documents for all members of their household. Please bring the following documentation with you:

  • Pay stubs dataed within the last 30 days
  • Other proof of income must not be less than 3 months old. Other proof of income includes any SSI payments/award letters, disability payments/award letters, child support, TANF, pensions, and/or unemployment. Food Stampt Budget Summaries are NOT accepted as proof of income.
  • Your complete Federal 1040 tax form for the last year, including Schedules B, C, D, E, and F, or a 4506-T (which can be signed at The Kitchen Clinic) dated after April 15th of the current year. If you did not file, but were claimed as a dependent on someone else’s taxes, we will need those tax forms instead.


Family Size                Income per Month                         Income per Year

1                                              $1,274                                               $15,282

2                                              $1,719                                               $20,628

3                                              $2,165                                               $25,975

4                                              $2,610                                               $31,322

5                                              $3,056                                               $36,668

6                                              $3,501                                               $42,015

7                                              $3,947                                               $47,361

8                                              $4,392                                               $52,708

The History of the Clinic

The Kitchens’s medical services began in 1985 from a donated van in the alley behind the Missouri Hotel, the renovated building on historic Commercial Street that provides temporary housing for those struggling to rehabilitate their lives. The van clinic was staffed by a volunteer nurse and a physician who made monthly visits.

In 1987, the Clinic moved to one room in The Missouri Hotel. Through the years, the Clinic expanded its staff and increased its patient load, moving to larger, but still inadequate spaces, until 1993 when Clarence and Edna Wheeler donated the current facility. The spacious building at 1630 North Jefferson Avenue was remodeled with a generous grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health in 2006.

The Kitchen Clinic provides services with the support and cooperation of the professional health care community and the dedicated services of hundreds of volunteers. Services are provided through grants, cash donations, generous contributions of medical supplies, over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs.