May 29, 2023

Free STI testing and other health services now available at IndyGo’s downtown transit center


IndyGo has partnered with a local nonprofit and a health care provider to expand its mobile health clinic at the Carson Transit Center downtown. - (Skye Aitken/WFYI)

IndyGo has partnered with a local nonprofit and a health care provider to expand its mobile health clinic at the Carson Transit Center downtown.

(Skye Aitken/WFYI)

Indianapolis residents can now get free tests for sexually transmitted infections at IndyGo’s mobile health clinic at Carson Transit Center downtown. 

IndyGo added two new partnerships to its Wellness in Transit program

It has partnered with nonprofit Step-Up, Inc., to provide free STI, HIV and hepatitis C tests. IndyGo has also partnered with the federally qualified health center Adult and Child Health to assess for housing assistance referral needs and other support services — like mental health care, substance use services and help getting identification crucial for securing housing, employment and banking.

People can access the free services every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. They do not need health insurance or an ID to receive care.

Transit directly impacts an individual’s ability to access services that improve health and well-being, IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans said in a news release. 

“IndyGo’s mission centers around connecting our community to vital opportunities like this through mobility experiences,” Evans said. “The expansion of this service at our transit center, in the heart of Indianapolis, will allow our program to have the greatest impact and reach the densest number of transit riders.” 

IndyGo started Wellness in Transit last year as a pilot program to provide free health services to riders. The mobile health clinic set up permanent hours in February.

Contact WFYI health reporter Darian Benson at dbenson@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @helloimdarian.

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