Thursday, February 29, 2024

IU Health to open its first three urgent care clinics

Indiana University Health plans to open the first three in a series of urgent care clinics to be built across Central Indiana in the next two to three years. Located in Greenwood, Lawrence and Brownsburg, the new centers will provide Hoosiers with immediate, affordable access to expert treatment.

Urgent care continues to grow, with an estimated 10,000 sites across the U.S. and more than 100 in Indiana. “While consumers have options when it comes to urgent care, IU Health is uniquely positioned to offer the most highly skilled team of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners,” said Ron Stiver, president of Indiana University Health system clinical services. “Our network of urgent care centers is yet another important investment that we’re making to ensure Hoosiers have convenient access to nationally recognized care.”

The first three locations and opening dates include:

1 –  Greenwood (opening September 9)

            996 S. State Road 135, Suite P

            Greenwood, IN 46143

 

2 –  Lawrence (opening September 23)

            9165 Otis Avenue, Suite 112

            Lawrence, IN 46216

 

3 –  Brownsburg (opening early November)

            90 E. Garner Road

            Brownsburg, IN 46112

The new urgent care clinics will be staffed by board certified family physicians Dr. Christopher Kimmey and Dr. Sathish Perumal, as well as Dr. Elizabeth Brater. Dr. Kimmey, a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, is skilled in treating the kinds of minor injuries and illness seen in an urgent care setting, including everything from ear aches and allergies to sprains, strains and fractures. Dr. Perumal graduated from University of Mysore Medical School in Karnataka, India, and did his residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In addition to seeing patients on a daily basis, Dr. Perumal serves as Medical Director for IU Health Urgent Care in the Indianapolis region. Dr. Brater became a physician in 1997 after already having had a successful career as a registered nurse and is experienced in treating hospital emergency room patients, whose ailments range from ear aches to severe trauma. 

On-site care will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Conditions treated range from severe sore throat, ear infections or fever to minor cuts, simple fractures or sprains. Preventative services such as flu shots and physicals will also be available. No appointment is necessary.

IU Health’s urgent care clinics are not intended for major emergencies. If you are experiencing a life- or limb-threatening situation, please dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Visit www.iuhealth.org/urgent-care for more information.

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