The Jane Pauley Community Health Center Dental Clinic opens
For release: 5/1/2013
Indianapolis, IN---The Jane Pauley Community Health Center Dental Clinic (JPCHC Dental Clinic) is officially open and began accepting new patients April 18. The eastside dental clinic is located inside the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township’s Walker Career Center, at 9651 East 21st Street, on the campus of Warren Central High School. The dental clinic was made possible through a partnership between The Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Community Health Network, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Warren Township Schools and the Walker Career Center. The clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for both children and adults. Medicaid insurance is accepted, and for those with no dental insurance, a sliding fee scale discount is offered based on income. Appointments are available by calling (317) 355-2123.
“Our first patient was so excited to see the dental clinic open,” said Marc Hackett, executive director of The Jane Pauley Community Health Center. “He said that in the past, he had been going downtown from the eastside. This clinic will create important access to a state-of-the-art dental clinic for neighborhoods on the eastside of Indianapolis.”
The JPCHC Dental Clinic will also serve as a training site for both the Walker Career Center and the IU School of Dentistry. In the fall, members of the Walker Dental Assistant Program will train with Dr. Kelli Dewell, DDS, a member of the JPCHC Dental Clinic staff, and the IU School of Dentistry will have students completing their final year of residency gain real world experience at the clinic.
About The Jane Pauley Community Health Center
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center opened its doors in September 2009 to provide primary health services to eastside residents, regardless of income or insurance coverage. Services are provided on a discounted basis based on the patient’s household income. Eastside Indianapolis native and former NBC news anchor Jane Pauley lent her name to the facility as an advocate for accessible healthcare services for people underserved by traditional healthcare models. The center offers a full range of services including primary healthcare, case management, prescription assistance and behavioral health services, while also focusing on the management of chronic diseases. The Center is able to provide all of these in both English and Spanish. The mission of the Jane Pauley Community Health Center is to promote a healthy community through the provision of accessible, respectful and collaborative primary healthcare to any and all individuals and families.
Lynda de Widt
Community Health Network