Telemedicine Increases Access to Care

HCC Network is working to address access to health care issues through many different technology efforts in Lafayette County and surrounding areas. Teaming up with many partners including the local hospitals, practitioners, mental health providers, health departments and health education members, HCC is working to expand telemedicine access, EMR implementation and distance learning within the region.

In working with funding partners such as HRSA, USDA and our local foundations, HCC – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit – strives to bring telemedicine to many unique partners including schools, jails and community organizations. This includes working with schools to build school-based clinics so children without health care have access to services like primary care, dental and mental health services.

Additional Goals Include:

  • Provide an opportunity for rural regional health care providers to achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
  • Offset costs of Health Information Technology equipment acquisition.
  • Develop partnerships with technology support groups for technical assistance.
  • Develop a rural TeleMedicineNetwork for School Based Health Clinics, Health Information Exchange and Health Insurance Exchange.

For more information, please contact Chief Network Development Officer Suzanne Smith at 660.229.5293.


Our community-based programs include case management, counseling and assessment, health education, transportation, translation services, enrollment assistance, health and social care advocacy initiatives, access to primary care, and health IT.
HCC and its Community Health Centers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. Schedule a visit: 660.259.2440.
After more than a decade and nearly 50 new employees later, it’s safe to say that the Lexington, MO-based HCC Network is a major player in Lafayette County and in rural health care in this region.
The focus of HCC is to develop and implement programs that are responsive to documented health needs of county residents, with specific health status indicators as benchmarks of progress.
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