SOKS Healthcare Needs Survey
Hello athletes! Special Olympics Kansas has taken the initiative to make sure that our athletes have access to ongoing, quality healthcare. In our efforts, we need your help! Please fill out the following survey to help us determine where athletes may fall through the cracks. Your response will help athletes live a longer and healthier life!

PLEASE NOTE: There are no right or wrong answers. Every answer given is a step forward!

Please don't answer any of the questions that you do not feel comfortable answering. There are no required questions. Each answer that you have provided is done by your consent. This survey's results will not be made public but will be used by SOKS staff to provide a direction for our next steps to ensure quality healthcare for our athletes.
General Demographic Information
Please fill out the following questions to the best of your ability.
What is your Age range?
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Which SOKS Region are you from? (https://ksso.org/ksregions)
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Who is filling out this Survey?
General Information
Please answer these 4 general questions to the best of your ability.
What is your experience going through the healthcare system?
What are some challenges that you and/or other athletes face in healthcare?
Can healthcare providers do anything to make Kansas athletes feel more comfortable when they go to an appointment?
What can a healthcare provider know about athletes to improve their treatment plans?
Healthcare Access
Please answer the following questions based on which type of insurance or waiver that you have.
Please check any/all of the insurances or waivers that you have.
Which service(s) do you use most frequently?
Preparing for a Healthcare Visit
In preparation for your healthcare visit, please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.
Do you have any chronic healthcare conditions? If so, please explain. (Anything that persists for more than 3 months. Example: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, High Cholesterol, etc.)
How do you schedule an appointment with any healthcare provider?
How do you go to any appointment? (Please check all that apply)
Are you limited to a certain amount of appointments per year? (Example: I can only see my healthcare provider 20 times/year before insurance stops covering my visits.) If yes, please explain.
At the Appointment
During your healthcare visit, please answer these questions to the best of your ability.
When you go to a physician's office for primary care, how often do you see a Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or a Physician Assistant (PA)?
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Is there a language barrier between you and any of your healthcare providers?
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Does the healthcare provider use difficult words to understand or does the healthcare provider use easy words to understand?
How often do you go to the Emergency Room or Emergency Department? If so, why?
After the Appointment
After your healthcare visit, please answer these questions to the best of your ability.
Medications are expensive for me...
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I take my medications as prescribed without ever missing a dose...
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The healthcare provider helped me understand how the medication works and why I should take it...
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Medicaid/KanCare
Please ONLY fill out this section if you are on KanCare or Medicaid.
What is one thing that you like about Medicaid and what is one thing that Medicaid could improve on?
Which Medicaid Payor do you have?
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Does Medicaid cover your dental care?
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If Medicaid covers your dental care, what services do they cover?
Are you in a Medicaid Managed Care Program?
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How often do you go to the Emergency Room or Emergency Department? If so, why?
On a scale of 1-10 (1 being easy and 10 being hard), is it easy or hard to find a Primary Care Provider?
Easiest
Hardest
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On a scale of 1-10 (1 being easy and 10 being hard), is it easy or hard to find a Specialist?
Easiest
Hardest
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Last Question!!
Please share any other thoughts that you have about Healthcare in Kansas.
Please share any other thoughts, experiences, or improvements that you'd like to see in Kansas Healthcare. (Are you content with your services? Could some types of Healthcare Services be improved or made better for you? If you could have one thing today to make your health better, what would it be?)
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