Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers believed that health care was a basic human right. His vision to ensure quality, accessible care regardless of ability to pay led to him founding the health center fifty years ago.
We're here because we love what we do. Hear from three Sam Rodgers Health Center providers about how they help create a safe space for families.
To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 474-4920. A member of our scheduling team will work with you to identify the best match for your clinic location, provider, and more!
Our patient resources provide a variety of support for our community. Sam Rodgers is dedicated to having accessible care for patients of every background. To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 474-4920!
Your generosity allows us to provide much needed health care and support services to more than 23,000 individuals each year.
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Carlos Ramon-Ortiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Ordained Minister. He has 20 years of experience and has been with Sam Rodgers for a little under a year. He is a humanitarian in his life philosophy.
Types of Visits
He helps those patients with chronic illnesses who are having difficulty coping with their condition, as well as those who might be experiencing emotional struggles and are in need of support. He specializes in:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, eye movement & desensitization & reprocessing therapy, and trauma & play therapy
Locations and Availability
Cabot Westside, Monday-Thursday
Why He Loves Working at Sam Rodgers
“I arrived in Kansas City 25 years ago. My financial situation at that time was not good, to say the least. Whenever my family experienced health problems, Sam Rodgers was the place to go. We knew here we would be helped and they would treat us with dignity and respect. It’s a privilege for me, now, to be part of the staff.”
Shannon Johnston, LCSW, MSW
Sara Cole, Psy D, HSP
Michael Nobo, LCSW, CMHIMP
Cindy Ruttan, DO, FACN
Carolina E. Uribe, LCSW & MSW
Ada Jarrar, LCSW
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