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Franciscan ExpressCare in Valparaiso

Franciscan ExpressCare

Multiple locations

Needing medical services can be stressful; a high level of care, expertise and compassion, as well as prompt attention can help make it a more positive experience. According to Franciscan ExpressCare operations director Janet Doms, MS, RN, the medical staff at ExpressCare focuses first and foremost on patients’ needs. “Our goal is always to provide compassionate, convenient, cost-effective, high-quality care in the most appropriate environment/location,” she says.

Doms says the Franciscan ExpressCare facilities are staffed with highly qualified physicians, advanced practice providers and clinical staff who are truly dedicated to caring for the patients. While there are times when waiting is unavoidable, Franciscan ExpressCare works diligently to minimize that time.

Opened in 1985, the Franciscan Hammond Clinic was one of the area’s first urgent care sites, and expanded its services and access to care in 2008 to the ExpressCare facility in St. John. Franciscan ExpressCare has served Michigan City and Crown Point for several years, and there are many other locations throughout Northwest Indiana, including the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, which is the only 24-hour urgent care in the area.

“We are honored that the community we are privileged to serve has voted Franciscan ExpressCare as The Times’ Best of the Region in this category,” says Doms.


Community Hospital Outpatient Centre - St. John

Location: 9660 Wicker Ave., St. John

Phone: 219-365-1166


Midwest Express

Locations: 1500 S. Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville; 8135 S. Calumet Ave., Munster

Phone: 219-440-7373 (Schererville), 219-513-2000 (Munster)