Patient Resources

Turning Point helps you cope with chronic illness

The University of Kansas Health System offers several online resources and partners with local organizations to provide patients and their families with resources and support to address care and caregiving issues.

Turning Point

The University of Kansas Health System is partners with Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing to provide support for chronically ill patients and their families battling cancer, chronic heart failure, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fibromyalgia, kidney disease, diabetes and other diseases. The organization also works with caregivers to give them knowledge, coping techniques and support beyond care traditionally provided in a hospital setting. Here, patients with serious or chronic illnesses find additional services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illnesses.

ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter

As the only health system in the area to collaborate with the ALS Association’s local chapter – the Keith Worthington Chapter – we partner to provide medical and support resources throughout the region.

Clinical trials

One of the advantages of receiving care at an academic medical center is that patients today and into the future may benefit from promising medical research conducted here. Physicians at The University of Kansas Health System are leading research that could someday be the basis for a much-needed cure for ALS. To learn more about clinical trials, call 913-588-1227 or toll free 800-332-6048.

Online health library

We offer an extensive online health library for quick answers and easy-to-understand explanations of different diseases and treatments.