Alliance Health Centers announced Wednesday that it will add obstetrician and gynecology services, including prenatal and postpartum care for pregnancy, to improve access to OB-GYN care in Southeast Fort Wayne.
The nonprofit community health center, located at Lafayette Medical Center, 2700 Lafayette St., Suite 110, will add the services starting Aug. 30 with the goal of improving overall maternal and child care for the community, according to a press release.
Alliance Health Centers has partnered with Parkview Health, including Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Parkview Physicians Group, who hire several OB-GYN providers from the clinic.
As the number of patients increases, the clinic plans to have up to three midwives, an OB nurse practitioner and two OB-GYN physicians from the Parkview Physicians Group who will see patients at the clinic on a rotating basis, according to the press release.
OB patients will also be able to give birth at Parkview Randallia Hospital, the nearest hospital with OB services.
“We are grateful for Parkview’s collaborative partnership as these additional services will help meet a critical need for residents of Southeast Fort Wayne,” Brooke Lockhart, CEO of Alliance Health Centers, said in the release.
“Because we are focused on serving those who face barriers to receiving care, our clinic will not only provide OB-GYN services, but will also serve as a link to community resources, registration for health coverage and our existing primary care and behavioral health services. This model of integration and support helps us to better respond to the needs of our community.
The clinic also offers behavioral health and primary care services and a full-time primary care physician and nurse practitioner who see patients of all ages. The clinic offers a sliding scale reduction in fees for services (available to those who qualify) and will not turn anyone away for inability to pay.
The clinic also provides an onsite Indiana Certified Navigator to assist all area residents with applications for Indiana health coverage programs such as Medicaid. The clinic also refers patients to community resources for needs such as housing and assistance with utilities.
The clinic is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 260-266-0780.