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Aug 11 2017

Press Release: Regional Health Clinic Celebrates National Health Center Week

Regional Health Clinic Celebrates National Health Center Week

HAMMOND, IN – Regional Health Clinic celebrates National Health Center Week August 15 – 16 at its Hammond locations with low-cost back-to-school and sports physicals, and free health screenings and haircuts. The two-day event highlights the resources provided by community health centers like Regional Health Clinic that help community members prepare for the start of school.

This year the theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities.”

In addition to providing no-cost screenings for dental, HIV, depression, and anxiety, the clinic will also host the Hammond Police Department, the Hammond Fire Department, the American Red Cross, Indiana HIP, the North Township Trustee, and several Geminus education and community programs such as Geminus Head Start, Geminus Prevention Services and Geminus Community Partners.

“Our community partnerships play a key role in helping us achieve positive health and mental health outcomes for our patients,” said Sherry Oman, executive director of Regional Health Clinic. “They are an integral part of building stronger communities and maintaining a comprehensive continuum of integrated care.”

One in every 15 Americans depends on community health centers for high quality cost effective accessible health care. Regional Health Clinic provides care to nearly 4,000 people in Lake County, Indiana regardless of their ability to pay.

Regional Health Clinic’s National Health Center Week events:

  • Tuesday, August 15 from 1 PM to 4 PM at 559 State St., Hammond, IN
  • Wednesday, August 16 from 1 PM to 4 PM at 4022 Hohman Ave., Hammond IN
  • Parents seeking school/sport physicals must bring their child’s physical forms

For more information about the events, contact Reginna Kitching-Williams at Reginna.williams@regionalmentalhealth.org or call 219-937-3300.

Regional Health Clinic is a division of Regional Mental Health Center (Regional), which works with Geminus Corporation to build stronger communities through comprehensive continuum of patient care—care that supports a patient’s emotional, physical and cognitive well-being. As a federally qualified health center, Regional Health Clinic provides affordable and accessible primary care to women, children and men at four sites in Lake County. For more information about the clinic and its services, please visit regionalhealthclinic.org.

About Regional Mental Health Center

A respected nonprofit agency, Regional Mental Health Center has successfully provided mental health care management and treatment for clients for more than 40 years. We work with adults, teens and youth who need mental health services, behavior health services, primary medical care services, dental services and treatment for addiction. Individual, group or family therapy is available. Anyone can request services by contacting 219- 769-4005, a referral is not needed. Please visit RegionalMentalHealth.org for more information.