HealthLinc offers community-focused, patient-first health care options

HealthLinc offers community-focused, patient-first health care options
By: Curtis Hankins Last Updated: February 3, 2020

HealthLinc’s mission is simple: improve its communities by expanding access to exceptional health care. Their community health clinics offer comprehensive services from a team that is dedicated to providing the greatest good across their community.

First founded in Valparaiso in 1996 as the Hilltop Neighborhood House Health Center, they soon outgrew the location and turned into HealthLinc. The “c” in their name serves as a representation of their commitment to community. With 11 clinics, two telehealth clinics and a mobile medical/dental clinic, they are able to serve those in need across northern Indiana.

They follow what is called a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model with their care.  PCMH means unifying diverse categories of healthcare providers under one roof to offer coordinated, convenient, and quality care for patients. As a result, HealthLinc’s clinics offer a wide array of services including medical, dental, optometry, behavioral health, pediatrics, women’s health, podiatry, chiropractic and more.

Patients trust HealthLinc’s physicians as their primary and preventive healthcare providers. That means they cover everything from chronic disease management, obstetrics and gynecology, immunizations, physicals, and general check-ups. To further their comprehensive care, HealthLinc has clinical pharmacists to help patients manage their medications and offer 340B pricing to reduce the cost of medications.

Some of their clinics, like those in Valparaiso, East Chicago, and Michigan City, offer comprehensive dental care. HealthLinc’s dentists handle everything from routine cleanings to fillings and crowns.

Regular vision care is just as essential to your health as any other aspect.  HealthLinc offers eye examinations, retinal photography, and other eye services along with cost-effective glasses options and prescriptions at the Valparaiso clinic.

Of course, physical health is just one aspect of well-being. At HealthLinc, behavioral health consultants work alongside your medical providers to help with depression, anxiety, and other mental illness. They also offer medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. A happier mind means a healthier body.

As a community provider, HealthLinc does everything they can to make their services as accessible as possible. The first step in that is offering same-day appointments and after-hours care, to help accommodate even the busiest schedules. They also offer health and wellness education, so that patients and community members can learn to take charge of their own well-being.

While they serve anyone regardless of their insurance status, HealthLinc also offers health insurance enrollment assistance. Enrolling is often a complicated process, but HealthLinc helps patients navigate the marketplace with ease.

HealthLinc is built around six values: innovation, collaboration, accessibility, respect, excellence, and servant care. Through innovation, they improve and serve as a model for other organizations. With collaboration, they work with partners to promote wellness within their communities. Accessibility means offering barrier-free health care for all. Respect means treating everyone with integrity and compassion. Striving for excellence lets them provide best-in-class services. And as community servants, they provide the greatest good for everyone they can.

To learn more about HealthLinc and their clinics, visit healthlincchc.org or call (888) 580-1060 to set up a same-day appointment.