June 13, 2022

New health center coming to east side neighborhood

Eskenazi Health will build a new health center at the corner of 38th Street and Arlington Avenue. - Provided by Eskenazi Health

Eskenazi Health will build a new health center at the corner of 38th Street and Arlington Avenue.

Provided by Eskenazi Health

Improvements in health care options are coming to an Indianapolis neighborhood undergoing change. 

Eskenazi Health will build a new health center at the corner of 38th Street and Arlington Avenue.  The new facility is part of $50 million in capital improvement investments from Eskenazi.

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Dawn Haut said the new center will offer more than a checkup. 

“Really expanding the  health care team way beyond just a doctor visit face to face in an exam room,” Haut said.

Eskenazi said it worked closely with the community to identify needs for the health center. Like other Federally Qualified Health Centers, it will be one stop shop providing primary care, prenatal visits, mental health, social services, dental, diagnostic testing

Beyond that, people in this east side neighborhood will be able to access the building and new greenspaces surrounding it.

“We have dedicated a significant amount of square footage in the building for what the community would like it to be,” Haut said.

Eskenazi said it will continue to work with the community on planning and design for future use. 
The center will be located on the new IndyGo Purple Line and next door to other redevelopment projects including the Cook Medical facility.

In a written release, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the Eskenazi Health investment will have a great impact on neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis.

“This investment further proves Eskenazi Health’s continued dedication to Indianapolis and to serving our entire community, including our most vulnerable neighbors,” Hogsett said.

The 95,000-square-foot center will collaborate with the Marion County Public Health Department to increase services.

Eskenazi said it expects to serve more than 30,000 additional patients a year.  It plans to open in early 2024.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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