Clinic will serve uninsured, underserved East Chicago residents

2013-05-26T00:00:00Z 2013-05-28T18:54:07Z Clinic will serve uninsured, underserved East Chicago residentsBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
May 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

EAST CHICAGO | HealthLinc, a Federally-Qualified Health Center, has received funding to open a clinic  Saturday at 100 W. Chicago Ave.

In partnership with St. Catherine Hospital, primary health care will be provided to uninsured and underinsured residents of East Chicago.

HealthLinc East Chicago clinic will schedule events at the new location, including health fairs, job fairs and an open house for residents to find out about services at the clinic.

FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, dental and mental health/substance abuse services, to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

“We are cognizant of the health care needs of the East Chicago community and are pleased to announce that we will be able to continue to provide quality health care to those in need,” said Beth Wrobel, CEO of HealthLinc. “Our target population is people living below 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level.”

The new clinic will have a wide range of services available to patients, with physician specialties including OB/GYN and family practice with a focus on primary care and preventative care.

“We are proud to partner with HealthLinc, that has a proven track record of high-quality, affordable primary medical, dental and behavioral health services,” said Jo Ann Birdzell, CEO of St. Catherine Hospital.

Families without insurance are encouraged to apply for Hoosier Healthwise at a local enrollment center. For location information, visit www.in.gov./FSSA/3030 .htm or call (800) 403-0864.

For updates on the HealthLinc East Chicago Clinic, call (888) 580-1060.

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