Valley Professionals Community Health Center (VPCHC) is combining healthcare services in the Wabash Valley; offering comprehensive primary and behavioral needs.
Chief Executive Officer Terry Warren explains the mission of VPCHC is to “to serve the uninsured and under insured people of our community, regardless of the ability to pay.”
VPCHC also works in rural areas and over the last few years has focused on the teaching aspects of healthcare in the Wabash Valley.
Since opening in 2008, VPCHC has continued to expand with locations in Clinton, Cayuga, Bloomingdale and Crawfordsville along with a mobile school-based health center. Each of these locations serves Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion, and Vigo counties and the surrounding areas in Indiana.
A second location will open in Cayuga and a full time dentist is also being added in June 2016 to the long list of services offered to patients.
“At this time we serve five counties and are projected to do sixty thousand visits in the next year, 20 thousand patients,” explains Warren. “In the beginning we have six exam rooms and we have 45 to 50 exam rooms now across all of our locations.”
Making a mark over the past few years, VPCHC has partnered with Union Hospital to oversee the hospital residency program.
“We are working with more than 20 residents and the faculty, the hope is that we can train these residents and then pipeline them into our community,” Warren explains. “We don’t want them to be trained here and then go back, we want them to stay locally.”
All VPCHC locations accept Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance.
If an individual does not have any health care coverage, they may be eligible for a sliding fee scale. The sliding fee scale is based on family size and income.
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