St. Vincent Indiana is expanding services at its St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospital locations in central Indiana. The health system says, beginning today, the facilities will offer 24/7 urgent care services in an effort to create a "one-stop shop" for patients.
The neighborhood hospitals are currently located in Avon, Castleton, Indianapolis, Noblesville and Plainfield and already provide 24/7 emergency care. St. Vincent says adding urgent care services will help consumers avoid confusion when deciding between seeking treatment at an emergency room or urgent care center.
Each neighborhood hospital will also offer patients a price advantage when a visit qualifies as urgent care, rather than emergency care.
"Our goal is to make care more accessible for people who need it, when they need it, while making healthcare decisions easier for individuals and their families," St. Vincent Chief Clinical Officer Richard Fogel said in a news release. "With this expansion of services, people in the Indianapolis area will have 24/7 access to emergency care and urgent care services close to home, with faster times from door to doctor."
Additionally, St. Vincent says it plans to open three new neighborhood hospitals "in the coming months." They will include Brownsburg and Greenwood, as well as a second Noblesville location.