The purpose of the Statewide Farmworker Health Program is to assure access to primary health care services for low-income and medically underserved migratory and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and for persons eligible for services essential to the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.
The Statewide Farmworker Health Program accomplishes its goals by coordinating a state-wide case management system for migratory and seasonal farmworkers to obtain health services. Vouchers for covered services are obtained from Access Point Agencies made up of state-funded primary care clinics and local health departments.
Preventive services and early intervention create a healthier population and reduce the need and the total cost of personal health services. For this reason, regional case managers assist their clients in obtaining services through other programs such as Medicaid, M&I, WIC, well-child exams, family planning, and Health Wave, the new child health program. This system is a dynamic process and requires a partnership between state, local and private providers.
The program is limited to primary care defined as:
- a service provided and/or authorized by physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
- diagnostic laboratory or radiologic services necessary to complete treatment.
- health promotion/ disease prevention services - such as perinatal care, family planning, and well child examinations that include developmental assessments, hearing and vision evaluations.
- preventive dental services.
- pharmaceutical services necessary to complete treatment.
For more information visit KDHE about this program.