Franciscan St. Francis Health to open Immediate Care Center in Carmel/Westfield area


Residents here and in neighboringWestfieldsoon will have a new health care option with Immediate Care – Village Park Plaza.

Located at 14641 U.S. 31 North, this new facility will open August 1, and offer services 365 days a year from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The public will get a sneak peek of this new Immediate Care at an open house, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 28.

ImmediateCare-VillageParkPlazaprovides urgent care treatment by physicians – without an appointment – for illnesses and injuries, including diagnostic imaging and lab services. This5,500 square foot facility features eight exam rooms and two treatment rooms, and is staffed with four physicians, nine medical assistants, five X-ray technicians and management staff.

“Immediate Care offers accessible, economical medical care to patients, particularly for those with minor injuries and illnesses who don’t require a visit to a hospital emergency room,” said Robert J. Brody, president and chief executive officer for Franciscan St. Francis Health, which acquired Immediate Care operations in theIndianapolisarea in late 2010.

In addition to its new location, Immediate Care operatesfacilities at 860 E 86th St. (Nora)1001 N. Madison Ave. (Greenwood),650 N. Girls School Road (Chapel Hill), and5210 E. Thompson Road (Beech Grove).

“Together with Franciscan St. Francis, we are committed to provide mission-based compassionate care to families inCarmelandWestfieldand the many communities we serve,” said Michael D. Bishop, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Immediate Care.

Launched in 1981 by the Bloomington, Ind.-based Unity Physician Group, the Immediate Care Centers collectively see about 100,000 patients each year. Each facility is always staffed by at least one physician and a highly trained staff committed to service excellence.

The opening of the new facility comes in the wake of another Franciscan St. Francis venture inHamiltonCounty. Last April, the hospital opened up a short-stay medical center, offering patients a range of inpatient and outpatient services that are conveniently located and quick and easy to access.

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