By: Suzanne Clem—
Muncie, IN—Open Door Health Services is expanding its community reach with the opening of a new Muncie West office in the Westside neighborhood. Located at 215 S. Hutchinson Ave., Muncie West will house Open Door Pediatrics.
Pediatrics patients currently receiving care at Open Door’s South Madison St. location will be seen at the new location beginning the week the Oct. 22. New patients are also welcome.
Patients who wish to continue care at S. Madison St. will be able to do so under the care of Open Door’s family practice team. The expansion creates greater healthcare access in the neighborhoods south of the Ball State campus and beyond.
“This new site will allow us to provide high quality pediatric services to more families in the area, regardless of their income or insurance status,” says Bryan Ayars, CEO. “This new investment in the community furthers our mission to improve the lives of others. By improving children’s access to health services, we can have a strong and positive influence on the future of Delaware County.”
The Hutchinson Ave. location was previously home to Garg Pediatrics. Upon moving out-of-state in September, the Garg practice transferred care of its patients to the Open Door Pediatrics team, which includes Dr. Beena Joseph, Dr. William Ma, and Ashley Keim, NP.
Plans are underway for both the S. Madison St. and Muncie West offices to become Muncie Diaper Bank participants, providing free diapers to both patients and non-patients.
An open house and Halloween party is planned for Oct. 30, during which providers will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours.
In addition to the new Muncie West office, Open Door sees pediatric patients at its Anderson office on the campus of St. Vincent Hospital, as well as on the Open Door Mobile Unit. The Mobile Unit operates on school campuses in Muncie, Anderson, and surrounding areas and serves students as well as community members of all ages.
Open Door Health Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving more than 20,000 patients each year across East Central Indiana. Patients are seen regardless of health insurance coverage, providing a safety net for the uninsured and underinsured.
New patients are welcome in all areas of care, including adult primary care, women’s health, family planning, behavioral health, and dental care.
More information can be found at www.opendoorhs.org.
Open Door Health Services is a not‑for‑profit Federally Qualified Health Center providing healthcare and support services to all residents of East Central Indiana. With locations in Anderson and Muncie, Open Door provides care regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan are accepted, and a sliding scale discount is used to determine fees.