February 28, 2022

Local clinic provides children’s health services in underserved area

Local clinic provides children’s health services in underserved area

Indianapolis has a new facility ready to serve children in need of medical care.

Children’s Express Care Clinic owner, family nurse practitioner and certified medical examiner TaQuita Taylor said she did not realize she was making history as she was deciding to open the facility.

“After we'd done a little bit of research, that's when we noticed that we were the first Black-owned pediatric urgent care clinic in the state,” Taylor said. “Not only are we the first Black-owned pediatric convenience care clinic in the state, we are currently the only pediatric urgent care in the state right now.”

The number of patients coming to the clinic is growing and the ability to provide services in a health desert was a main factor in opening the clinic on the city’s near northeast side.

“It's me bringing health care to an urban community. When we get families into our facility, we treat everyone that walks through this door, like family. We don't discriminate; we treat all colors here,” Taylor said. “The biggest thing is being able to get these kids and families on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.”

The clinic opened in December and accepts patients ages 1-19. Extended hours are available for working parents to attend appointments.

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