FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Beginning Aug. 30, Alliance Health Centers is adding OB-GYN services, including prenatal and postpartum care for pregnancy, as well as general gynecological care and screenings. Representatives say that the additional services will improve access to OB-GYN care in southeast Fort Wayne, with the goal of improving overall maternal and infant health for the community.
To bring OB-GYN services to its clinic, Alliance Health Centers collaborated with Parkview Health, including the Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Parkview Physicians Group, which are leasing several OB-GYN providers to the clinic.
Parkview released the following:
As the number of patients grows, the clinic plans to have up to three midwives, an OB nurse practitioner and two OB-GYN physicians from Parkview Physicians Group who will see patients at the clinic on a rotating basis.
OB patients will also be able to deliver their babies at Parkview Hospital Randallia, the nearest hospital with OB services, creating better continuity in their care, from early pregnancy through delivery and postpartum.
“We are grateful for Parkview’s collaborative partnership, as these additional services will help meet a critical need for residents of southeast Fort Wayne,” said Brooke Lockhart, chief executive officer, Alliance Health Centers. “Because we are focused on serving those who face barriers to receiving care, our clinic will not only provide OB-GYN services, but also serve as a connection to community resources, health coverage enrollment, and our existing primary care and behavioral health services. This integrative, supportive model helps us better meet the needs of our community.”
“Parkview is proud to expand our work with Alliance Health Centers, as the clinic is uniquely positioned to deliver high quality care in a way that addresses not just clinical needs, but overall well-being,” said Thomas Miller, MD, physician executive, Women’s and Children’s service line, Parkview Health. “We know that services such as early pregnancy care and routine screenings are critical to improving maternal and infant health outcomes. But we must also consider the barriers to receiving care, which a community health center is designed to address, in order to make a real difference for the southeast Fort Wayne community.”
Alliance Health Centers is a non-profit community health center and Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, located within the Lafayette Medical Center, 2700 Lafayette St., Suite 110, Fort Wayne. In addition to OB-GYN care, the clinic offers behavioral health and primary care services. A full-time primary care physician and nurse practitioner see patients of all ages, giving parents an accessible option for continued well-child visits and other primary care services for their family.
The clinic offers a sliding fee scale discount for services (available to those who qualify) and will not turn away anyone for inability to pay. A certified Indiana navigator is onsite to assist all area residents, not just patients, with applications for Indiana Health Coverage Programs such as Medicaid. Additionally, the clinic refers patients to community resources for needs such as housing and utility assistance.
All providers at Alliance Health Centers are accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 260-266-0780.