Community Health Center/SEK set to open La Cygne clinic

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

LA CYGNE – A shift in health services is already in process at the community-owned medical clinic in La Cygne. Olathe Health Family Medicine ended its occupancy of the clinic on Saturday, Sept. 24, and the new health care provider is preparing to move in.

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) officially opens its newest medical clinic in La Cygne next Monday, Oct. 4, in the facility formerly operated by Olathe Health at 1017 E. Market St. The clinic will expand hours and services including Walk-In Care.

Patients wishing to establish care with CHC/SEK can begin the process now by completing a new patient packet available at the clinic, or by completing it online by clicking “La Cygne New Patient Forms” at

The completed forms may be returned to the clinic, mailed to CHC/SEK at P.O. Box 1832, Pittsburg KS 66762 or faxed to (620) 231-5062.

CHC/SEK expects to take possession of the building on Thursday, Sept. 30, and open the following Monday. Initially, the new CHC/SEK clinic hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Karl Kroen, APRN-C, will continue to provide care in La Cygne location as part of CHC/SEK. The clinic will continue to provide laboratory and X-ray services.

The medical records of patients of Olathe Health Family Medicine in La Cygne will remain with the Olathe Health system. For patients wishing to transfer their records from Olathe Health to CHC/SEK, it is necessary to sign a transfer form, which is included in the new patient packet.

On Oct. 18, CHC/SEK will begin offering Walk-In Care (with no appointment necessary) as well as expanded clinic hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“We are honored the Lincoln-Scott Township Hospital Authority has the confidence in us to assume operations of the La Cygne clinic,” said Jason Wesco, President, and Chief Strategy Officer at CHC/SEK. “For our patients, we’ll make this transition as smooth as possible as we did with clinic transitions in Pleasanton and Mound City in 2019.

“We are proud to be further expanding access to care in Linn County so that patients can receive quality care close to home. We’re actively recruiting additional staff and a physician to help meet the needs of the La Cygne community and patients we serve.”

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to providing accessible, high quality and affordable health care regardless of income or insurance status.

CHC/SEK offers discounted services for those meeting income guidelines. It accepts all private insurances, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid (KanCare & Missouri HealthNet).

CHC/SEK first opened in 2003 in Pittsburg, Kan., and now operates in Pleasanton, Mound City, Fort Scott, Arma, Coffeyville, Columbus, Baxter Springs, Iola, Independence, and Parsons in Kansas, as well as Miami, Okla.

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