Federally Qualified Health Centers such as Bluestem Health are a key source of comprehensive primary care in medically underserved communities across the United States. To provide data that sharpens the understanding of Bluestem Health’s role in the community and the unique demographics and needs of Lancaster County community patient health population, we offer these insights.

 

2016 Uniform Data System (UDS) Resources


Patient Insurance Sources

Medical Insurance Source Age 0-17 Age 18+
None/Uninsured 565 3,670
Regular Medicaid (Title XIX) 2,439 1,726
Dually Eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) 0 391
Medicare (Inclusive of dually eligible and other Title XVIII beneficiaries) n/a 826
Other Public Insurance Non-CHIP (Specify: Every Woman Matters) 0 20
Private Insurance 235 1,304
Total ALL Insurance Sources 3,239 7,546

"The doctors and staff are nice and gentle. I get respect from them. Meanwhile there are sliding fees for low income people. Very good!”

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race Hispanic / Latino Non-Hispanic / Latino N/A Total
Asian 10 1,010 1,020
Native Hawaiian 1 5 6
Other Pacific Islander 9 6 15
Black / African American 46 1,300 1,346
White 1,475 5,278 6,753
More than one race 16 35 51
Unreported / Refused to report 910 341 210 1,461
Total 2,514 8,061 210 10,785

“Exceptionally friendly and competent staff. The best dental service in town.” 

Selected Patient Characteristics

Income as Percent of Poverty Guideline Number of Patients
100% and below 4,630
101 - 150% 1,176
151 - 299% 463
Over 200% 309
Unkown 4,207
Total 10,785

Special Populations

Special Populations Number of Patients
Homeless 495
Veterans 59

“The renovations here look wonderful, the staff were friendly and we got the help we needed in prompt time. I appreciate the clean, healthy, and quiet environment. I really am grateful for this clinic.”

Growth of Visits

Medical

People's Quick Care

Dental

Health 360

Year-to-Date Patient Visits

YTD Combined Medical Visits 23,6222
YTD Dental Visits 6,928
YTD Total Visits 30,550
YTD Total Unduplicated Patients 12,259