Eskenazi Health says it plans to build a 95,000-square-foot primary care clinic on the near northeast side of Indianapolis. The health system says the project is part of more than $50 million in capital improvements to its primary care facilities across Marion County.
The new clinic, which will be built near the intersection of east 38th street and Arlington Avenue, will be located just a few blocks west of the new Cook Medical manufacturing facility jointly operated by Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana.
The new health center will replace medical services currently provided at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor and Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington.
The health system says the consolidated East 38th Street location will allow for 20% growth in services with more than 30,000 additional annual visits.
“These improvements in primary care are part of Eskenazi Health’s mission to meet patients where they are,” said Paul Babcock, president and chief executive officer of Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County. “Our investment in the community goes beyond this new health center to include support for existing facilities across Marion County.”
Eskenazi Health say it is collaborating with members of the neighborhoods and community organizations on the planning and design of the building. The facility will serve as a hub for community gathering, providing accessible care options and social amenities under one roof.
“At Eskenazi Health, we know our greatest opportunity to improve the health and vitality of our patients and, by extension, the health and vitality of our community, lies in providing access to care that encompasses the whole person and the many factors contributing to good health,” said Lisa Harris, M.D., chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health.
The site was previously used as a retail center, including a Value City Department store that closed in 2008. It has since been demolished. The clinic is scheduled to open in 2024.