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Hunter Health Clinic is getting ready to move into a new, larger space on Grove Street in Wichita.

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Via Christi Health is again offering a day of free health care services this weekend to anyone in need.

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Almost a year old, Wichita’s bike share program has found success around the downtown area. Now, it's looking at where to go next.

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The Sedgwick County Department of Health is urging residents to get a flu shot if they haven’t already — because we’re not through the worst of the flu season.

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Wichita’s Mayflower Clinic has moved to a new downtown location.

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Sedgwick County is offering free HIV testing on Friday for World AIDS Day.

Conventional testing will be available at the county Division of Health on West Central from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins and appointments will be accepted.

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Sedgwick County Commissioners on Wednesday voted to reinstate a position with the county health department to lead its Community Health Assessment process.

The project manager will oversee a wide-ranging health survey that’s done every three years to help set the county's public health goals.

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Two Kansas hospitals have been selected to take part in a federal demonstration program aimed at ensuring access to health care in underserved areas.

The two, McPherson Hospital in McPherson and Morton County Health System in Elkhart, were among 13 nationwide chosen for the demonstration project being conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.

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The number of suicide deaths in Sedgwick County spiked last year, especially among young adults.

There were 91 suicide deaths in 2016, up from 68 the year before, according to the latest report from the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition. That’s a rate of 17.9 deaths per 100 thousand residents.

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The Sedgwick County Department of Health is offering vaccinations for kids heading back to school in the fall.

Students can get state-required immunizations at the health department’s Main Clinic. Insurance, plus Medicaid and Medicare, are accepted, and vaccinations are available on a sliding fee scale for kids without coverage.

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