Community HealthNet HealthCenters welcomed scores of well-wishers as they celebrated the grand opening of its sixth health center with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, June 27th at 3503 Martin Luther King Drive in Gary.
The state-of-the-art facility features nine patient exam rooms, a therapeutic counseling room, a dental suite complete with cutting-edge equipment, an optometry suite, and a spacious area to facilitate group meetings. The external space of the building can also accommodate an innovative community garden.
“Words can’t describe how pleased I am about the addition of our newest health center,” said Dr. Janet Seabrook, Founder and CEO of the Community HealthNet Health Centers. “I am especially excited for the residents because it will serve as another resource for them to receive quality health care services in their own community.”
Health services that will be offered include OB-Gyn, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Dental, Behavioral Health, Optometry, HIV Counseling, Insurance Enrollment and other patient support programs.
Elected officials and a host of community leaders participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony which was followed by a tour of the facility and community cookout.
The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Community HealthNet also recently purchased a passenger bus, so clients will have access to transportation to the various Community HealthNet health centers located throughout Northwest Indiana.
“Since opening our first center in a trailer just over 20 years ago, our mission has been to provide quality healthcare to under-served, low-income communities,” said Seabrook. “To open a sixth location means our services are needed, and our mission lives on.”
About Community HealthNet Health Centers
CHN is a health care insurance coverage enrollment site for all Medicaid programs including Hoosier HealthWise and the Healthy Indiana Plan. Additionally, CHN is the Lead Agency for Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, Inc., which is a statewide advocacy program committed to ensuring all eligible individuals are enrolled.
Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN) is a 501c3 non-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to providing quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. With five locations throughout Lake County, in Gary, Hammond, and Merrillville, the healthcare center strives to serve the medical needs of all individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about Community HealthNet Health Centers, please visit www.chnindiana.org.