Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Opens With Community Event

Wishard-Eskenazi Health holds health fair and open house Oct. 26

CONTACT: Todd Harper
Phone: 317.630.7808
Pager: 317.310.5972  
E-mail: Todd.Harper@wishard.edu
 
Indianapolis
, October 14, 2013 – Wishard-Eskenazi Health will provide a sneak preview of a new 70,000-square-foot primary care center, the largest in the current network of nearly 30 primary care and mental health care facilities.
 
Two days prior to seeing its first patients, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street will hold the Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Health Fair and Open House on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eskenazi Health West 38th Street is located at 5515 W. 38th St., on the corner of Moller Road and West 38th Street.

Health screenings and information provided during the fair will include blood pressure and depression screenings, weight loss tips and CPR demonstrations. Participants will also have a chance to tour the new site, meet nurses and physicians who will be providing care at the health center, and visit a wide variety of information booths on topics such as fatherhood resources, Hispanic resources, financial counseling, mental health, nutrition and library resources. Fair participants will also have a chance to dispose of unwanted prescription medications at the event.

Wishard-Eskenazi Health will also have information and assistance available to individuals and families eligible for the state’s federally facilitated marketplace as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to aid in helping the public understand and select new insurance coverage options.

The concept for the new health center was designed to represent a community center that also offers health care. The new facility will bring comprehensive health care to the Lafayette Square area in a way that is environmentally friendly, culturally focused and available for all.

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, which is located in the Lafayette Square area and Indy’s International Marketplace, will provide primary care for all ages, prenatal care, health and wellness programs, physical therapy, radiology, and other diagnostic testing services.

This year, Wishard-Eskenazi Health has teamed up with the community to host nine health fairs throughout Indianapolis. The events have offered comprehensive health screenings and information on a variety of topics. For more information about the Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Health Fair and Open House, please call 317.880.3838.