Minden Medical Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare to area residents. The mission of the medical and support staff is to serve our patients with the utmost understanding, confidentiality and customer service. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality of comprehensive healthcare for you and your family in a prompt and professional manner.
KCHS offers a choice of providers that will best fit your family needs. The Minden Medical Clinic provides healthcare services for the entire family as well as preventative and educational services. Additionally, we provide on-site diagnostic laboratory and radiology services and can perform many minor surgical procedures in our office for your convenience.
We have two family practice physicians: Dr. Douglas Althouse, Dr. Eddie Pierce, one physician assistant (PA): Jon Becker, PA, and two advanced practice nurse practitioners (APRN): Renee Grams, APRN and Amanda Thom, APRN and Wound Ostomy Nurse, who provide care at the Minden Medical Clinic.
We provide healthcare services suitable for the entire family, including pediatrics, adult healthcare, preventative healthcare and education. Additionally, we provide on-site diagnostic laboratory and radiology services and can also perform many minor surgical procedures in our office for your convenience.
Office Hours and Scheduling
Minden Medical Clinic is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 am - noon on Saturday. Walk-ins are always welcome. For an appointment or more information call 308.832.3400 ext 2102 or 2103. The clinic is closed on all major holidays but a member of the medical staff is on call through the emergency room of Kearney County Hospital 24/7.
Insurance and Billing
We participate with Medicare and Medicaid of Nebraska. Our office will submit Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, Medicare, Medicaid of Nebraska and other major insurance claims. Please contact our billing office at 308-832-3400 ext 2721 with any questions.
Free Immunization Clinic
As a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) we can provided Vaccines for Children (VFC). The Minden Medical Clinic offers this service Monday - Saturday, with or without an appointment. This is a convenience to busy families that do not want to wait for the community immunization clinic also offered through Mid Nebraska Community Services. This is a federally-funded and state-operated vaccine supply program that provides free vaccines to VFC-eligible children. Children must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for VFC vaccines:
- Enrolled in the Medicaid program or Kids Connection
- Have no health insurance coverage
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Underinsured: The child may have some health insurance but the benefit plan does not include immunizations.
The VFC program was created to meet the vaccination needs of children from birth through 18 years. The vaccines available through the VFC program currently include twelve vaccines. For more details go to: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/default.htm.
Kids Connection is health care coverage for qualified children developed by the State of Nebraska. It includes both the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Nebraska Medical Assistance Program (also known as Medicaid). Its purpose is to provide health care to low-income and low-income uninsured children all across the state. More details can be found at http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/med/kidsconx.htm.
Every Woman Matters
Every Woman Matters is a program that can help you get your annual health check-up. The program is for women 40 through 64 years of age, who have limited or no health insurance, and have a low or medium income. Every Woman Matters will cover the following but other diagnostic testing is available for different ages.
- Pelvic exam with a Pap test
- Clinical breast exam
- Teaching of breast self exam
- Blood pressure check
- Cholesterol check
- Blood sugar (glucose) check
For more details go to: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/womenshealth/ewm/.
Insurance Providers Contracted with Kearney County Health Services
- Sentinel Health Care
- Midlands Choice
- BC&BS of Nebraska
- Mutual of Omaha