Hearts That Care Volunteer Health Clinic was started in 2001 as the Great Plains Volunteer Clinic by Dr. Wendy Bartanen. Dr. Bartanen, a graduate of May Medical School, passionately believed that health care was a right and should be accessible to all.
From 2006 to 2020, the clinic operated at 304 SW A Avenue. In 2007, it became a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and was renamed to Hearts That Care Volunteer Health Clinic, Inc. In May 2020, Hearts that Care Volunteer Health Clinic opened at 1313 West Gore in the McMahon Medical and Dental Building. In October 2020, the clinic opened its dental clinic.
Because of health issues, Dr. Bartanen retired from active practice of medicine and her directorship was transferred to Dr. Daniel Joyce who shares her passion. Dr. Bartanen passed away in 2017.
The medical clinic is open the first and third Thursday of the month and is staffed by volunteers. The first Thursday of the month, medical patients are offered a free dental exam and x-rays. If issues are found, they will have tooth extractions on the second Thursday of the month.