Having a primary care provider is key to good health. By scheduling an annual physical, patients develop a relationship with their provider. This relationship can help the provider to know a patient’s health history and to determine what is normal – or not normal – regarding his or her health. In the event of minor injury (such as a sprain or cut) or acute illness (such as the flu or fever), primary care providers deliver timely and often same-day care, and they can prescribe medication or further treatment. They are also crucial in the management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Eskenazi Health offers hospital-based primary care at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, an outpatient department of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.
Eskenazi Health also operates at Eskenazi Health Urgent Care West and Eskenazi Health Urgent Care East for sudden injuries or illnesses. Both serve patients ages 2 and older:
In addition, Eskenazi Health provides primary care through the Eskenazi Health Center system, which has nine locations as well as a mobile clinic. All locations have a sliding fee schedule and are open to all regardless of ability to pay.