We’re proud to announce the addition of two new medical providers and the expansion of our services to Marion County residents! Read more about our exciting news in the official press release below.
Hope Healthcare Services Welcomes Two New Medical Providers to Serve Uninsured Hoosiers, Expands to Serve Marion County
The expansion made possible thanks to $203k grant from Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN — (April 23, 2019) Hope Healthcare Services, a nonprofit health clinic located in Avon that serves Hoosiers who lack health insurance, has announced the addition of two new medical providers and the expansion of its services to Marion County residents.
Hope Healthcare Services is proud to announce the addition of:
● Dr. Darla Gowan, DNP, FNP-BC. Dr. Gowan is the Assistant Dean of Nurse Practitioner Programs at the Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing.
● Dr. Imler, MD. Dr. Imler is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and serves on the faculty of Marian University.
The new providers join an existing team of volunteer clinicians who provide acute and chronic care through a variety of medical and dental services, including a wide range of specialties such as counseling and pediatrics. The addition of the new providers has allowed Hope to expand its reach to include residents of Marion County. Patients from any geographic area are now eligible for services through Hope. Fees for a clinician visit run between $10 and $30, and Hope also helps patients source low or no cost prescriptions and lab work.
“It’s estimated that at any given time, 14% of Hoosiers are without health insurance,” said John Mollaun, Executive Director of Hope Healthcare Services. “Many of these individuals are working but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid — and don’t earn enough to afford health insurance. Others may find themselves without insurance while they wait for benefits to begin at a new job. But no matter the reason why a neighbor may find themselves uninsured, Hope Healthcare is here to provide them with low cost, high-quality medical and dental care. We’re grateful to IU Health for partnering with us to expand our reach and serve more of our neighbors in need.”
Funding for the expansion was made possible thanks to a Community Health Improvement Grant through Indiana University Health. The $203,000 grant will be provided over the span of two years.
“Hope Healthcare Services is a critical resource for uninsured patients in Hendricks County,” said Art Vasquez, president of the IU Health West Suburban Area. “It is staffed by clinicians, many of them volunteers, and several of them IU Health team members. Hope Healthcare Services helps more than 900 patients a year out of nearly 15,000 uninsured adults in Hendricks County alone. It is really an extension of IU Health West’s continuum of care in the community.”
“Hope is a godsend,” said Kimberly H., a recent Hope patient. “I have five prior back injuries and muscle disease. Hope has been wonderful about helping me find the lowest-cost medication so I can afford it. With Hope’s help, I can now get my medication and don’t have to go without. I had no idea what I was going to do until I found them.”
About Hope Healthcare Services
Hope Healthcare Services ministers to the physical and spiritual health burdens of uninsured people in the community as the hands and feet of Jesus. Since opening its doors in June 2005, hundreds of volunteers and clinicians have provided high-quality medical, dental, mental, and spiritual care services through tens of thousands of patient visits. To book an appointment or learn how to become involved as a donor, partner, or volunteer, please visit https://myhopehealth.org/nusite or call 317-272-0708.