In our clinics, volunteer doctors and nurses provide care for urgent medical concerns. We see patients on a walk-in, first-come first-served basis. No appointments are necessary.
Urgent care needs include:
All clinics have a staff nurse and a patient advocate. Patients are cared for by volunteer medical providers (doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants), interpreters, and support staff who generously give of their time.
We ask patients to pay $40 for a clinic visit. Payment is expected when service is provided.
Lab tests, procedures, and medication cost extra. We offer reduced prices wherever we can.
If you can’t pay $40, we have a sliding fee scale. To qualify, you need to bring proof of income. Proof of income includes any of the following that apply to you:
Financial contributions from individuals, churches, businesses, foundations and service clubs help pay the rest of the costs.
We do a simple test for diabetes on every patient who has certain symptoms or characteristics. If someone is diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, he or she is referred to our Chronic Care Team. This team has a medical doctor, medical assistants, a diabetic educator and a patient advocate who work with the patient to design a care plan especially for the person. Learn more about the Chronic Care Team and our Diabetes Alliance Program.
Our goal is to place our patients with doctors who are accepting new patients whenever we can.
Unfortunately, there continues to be a shortage of physicians in our community. Even doctors who are accepting new patients have caps on how many uninsured patients they can accept. It is critical for the Center for Healing & Hope to continue addressing this gap by providing medical care through our team of volunteers.
We are committed to helping individuals and families enroll in health insurance they can afford or that they qualify for. We have insurance navigators at some of our clinics or can schedule an appointment with a navigator. These trained specialists will help patients sign up through the health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, and Indiana’s HIP 2.0 program.
Our patient advocate also makes referrals to other nonprofit organizations when they encounter patients who need help with food, housing, or social services.
Go directly to an urgent care center or the emergency room of a hospital
We’re open 51 weeks a year. We’re closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In addition, our clinics and administrative offices are closed on the following major holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.