“Improved Access”, a focus at Hamilton Center

Grace Clinic Acquires Mobile Clinic through American Rescue Plan

Hamilton Center, Inc. is proud to announce the implementation of a new mobile primary care clinic.  Grace Clinic Health Professional, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike supported by the federal government and Hamilton Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, will be expanding the clinic’s services to outlying and underserved areas.  The medically equipped mobile vehicle will reduce obstacles many people experience with lack of transportation to access medical care. The mobile clinic will provide health screenings, primary medical care, and preventative care to children and adults. 

Future expansion plans include COVID-19 testing and vaccination at some of Hamilton Center’s 24 hour service sites, vaccine-related outreach and education, services to racial and ethnic minorities and homeless families, and other vulnerable, underserved, and underinsured/uninsured populations.  The mobile clinic launch is slated for later this month with hours mirroring that of Grace Clinic Health Professional’s clinic – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Funded by the American Rescue Plan, a federal grant designed to help Americans recover from economic and health effects brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Grace Clinic’s new mobile services will accommodate a larger footprint and ease the struggles of many for whom a trip to see their provider is challenging.

“Improving access to care for those who find it difficult to get to a medical clinic is a driving force of this new program,” said Melvin L Burks, CEO of Hamilton Center, Inc.  “We are working to improve the overall health of our consumers and community,” he stated. 

Since receiving FQHC Look-Alike status in 2020, Grace Clinic Health Professional’s focus is on providing primary medical care to those who have obstacles to services. In particular, the clinic works to bring integrated healthcare to those with mental illnesses and addiction issues as well as groups of people with other health conditions.  In addition, the clinic maintains a sliding fee schedule, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. 

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, adults and families, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues, as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For an appointment at Grace Clinic Health Professional, call (812) 231-8377.