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Access To Care

Access to Care Initiatives
Goal: To reduce barriers and improve access to health services


  • Plan and implement a community-wide system to enroll Johnson County residents with household incomes under 138% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines into HIP 2.0 as well as those who qualify for subsidies on the exchange
  • Improve access to behavioral health care services in Johnson County


    Access to Care Chairperson:  Judy Jacobs, WindRose Health

    Access to Care and Behavioral Health Team:

    Abuse Counseling & Education, Inc. -  Their evidenced based classes are specifically designed to provide the most safe and accountable intervention to end all levels of abusive behavior; not simply physical abuse. They challenge verbal abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, child abuse, and many other forms of abuse. Helping people end abusive behavior is their specialty. 

    Access Johnson County - Transportation for of all Johnson County residents, with emphasis on elderly, disabled, low income and other mobility disadvantaged citizens; transportation service for disabled American veterans to VA hospital.

    Adult & Child -   a preferred provider of mental health and child welfare programs in Indianapolis and central Indiana.

    Caregivers Connections, Inc. - Their primary goal and mission is to help dedicated caregivers find relief from the everyday pressures for which they are obligated, by supplying education, knowledge-based resources, support structures, the periodic personal assistance they need including relaxation- so they, too, can realize a better Quality of life and Peace of mind.

    Caregiver Homes - Provides caregivers with the training, support and financial assistance they need to care for their loved ones in the home.

    Central Indiana First Steps - for infants and toddlers experiencing or who have a high probability for developmental delays. 

    CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions - CICOA (Central Indiana Council on Aging) oversees state and federal funds and private donations to provide information, advocacy and support services for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.

    Communities That Care, Johnson County - CTC is a group of community members working in the field of youth prevention regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.  CTC uses a social development strategy fostering young people's well-being by promoting opportunities, skills and recognition.

    Community Health Network  - Deeply committed to the communities they serve, Community Health Network enhances health and well-being by delivering an exceptional experience with every life they touch.

    Creative Counseling -  Staff at Creative Counseling believes that everyone has the right to be heard and given the opportunity to make changes in their life. This is a safe, judgment-free zone to access treatment where everyone is able to express themselves openly and get the most out of their recovery. They also use an eclectic approach, therefore they use multiple approaches when creating treatment plans.

    Esperanza en Jesucristo Ministries, Multicultural education outreach to promote the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of people with cultural disparities. 

    Fairbanks -  Fairbanks is a not for profit alcohol and drug treatment center. We are the single oldest independent alcohol and drug treatment center in America. We started treating alcoholic men in 1945 located in a house on Alabama street in Indianapolis, Indiana. We now serve men, women and adolescents and their families who struggle with addiction from the Midwest.

    Family Services and Prevention Programs -  Family Services and Prevention Programs was established as a 501C3 not-for-profit in 1985. FSPP has been providing services to individuals and families ever since. Their mission is to be a community based organization that specializes in providing children and families with the knowledge they need to reach their highest potential.

    Franklin College -  Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world. The college offers its approximately 1,000 students bachelor of arts degrees in 55 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 41 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and four cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.

    Gateway Services - Committed to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities who live in Johnson County.

    Healthy Families - Community-based organization that specializes in providing children and families with the knowledge they need to reach their highest potential.

    Helpline of Johnson County - Phone referral help line for Johnson County, 738-4636

    Johnson County Adult ProbationThe mission of the Probation Department is to provide offenders with rehabilitation opportunities that reduce recidivism and foster becoming more productive members of society. Working together with outside agencies, a shared responsibility is promoted which benefits the citizens of Johnson County.

    Johnson County CASA Program - Trained volunteers trained and appointed by the Court to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children involved in the Court system.

    Johnson County Community Corrections -  Provide non-violent offenders community-based sanctions that is more cost-effective than traditional incarceration. – Provide programs that do not compromise the safety of the community or community corrections staff. – Hold the offender accountable for his or her negative behavior. – Divert appropriate offenders from incarceration at the Department of Correction, the local jail, and the detention center. – Provide the offender access to programs and encourage their rehabilitative effort. – Offender will return to  the community as a responsible and productive citizen.

    Johnson County Dental Initiative - Provides access to dental care resources for Johnson County adults.

    Johnson County Health Department -  Your local health department is dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of the citizens of Johnson County, Indiana. The health department responds to community health needs and develops policies and programs designed to promote public health.  Our professionally educated staff seek to provide efficient and effective health-related services in the Environmental, Nursing, Vital Records, and WIC divisions. 

    Johnson County Juvenile Probation - Provides necessary services to the adult or juvenile offender toward reducing criminal/delinquent behavior while balancing the needs and ensuring the safety of the community. 

    Johnson County Public Library - Adult Learning Center Tutors

    Johnson County Senior Services - Non-profit agency providing senior resident of Johnson County who are over 60, with the resources, services and referrals needed to help them maintain their independence.

    Johnson County Unified Probation

    Johnson Memorial Hospital - Johnson Memorial provides patients with top QUALITY care, personal customer SERVICE, for the most VALUE for your health care dollar, because Johnson Memorial puts patients at the center of everything they do.  QUALITY.SERVICE.VALUE.  Every patient.  Every time.

    KIC-IT - Provides services to at-risk and homeless youth in Johnson County, ages 16-25. Drop-in Center located at 41 W. Monroe and open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.  Call or text 317-412-4973

    The Lord's Locker - 101 S. Pleasant Street, Trafalgar, IN - 317-878-7708  Provides clothing, toiletries, housewards, toys and food free of charge.

    MD Wise, Inc. - A not-for-profit managed care organization founded in 1994 by the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County and Indiana University Health to help vulnerable populations needing health coverage in Indiana.

    NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 

    Naturopathic Center for Women -  Naturopathic Center for Women (NCW) offers a complete range of medical care to women 13+. Services include comprehensive, systematic assessment, thorough clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional and botanical medicine, physical medicine (massage, hydrotherapy, light therapy), public health measures, hygiene, and counseling.

    Osman Clinic & Associates South - Gail Mercer, MS, LMHC - Provides counseling for individuals, couples and families.

    Pleasant Township Trustee - 60 North Railroad Ave. Whiteland  317-535-7571

    ProKids Inc./First Steps - ProKids exists to promote the health and development of young children through access to available programs and services related to early intervention and education of family members and those who provide services to family and children.

    Reach for Youth - Reach for Youth's mission is to empower Central Indiana Youth and their families through prevention, intervention, counseling and youth development initiatives. 

    Salvation Army -   The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    Special Services, Johnson County Schools -  SSJCS mission is to support and collaborate with local districts in providing effective and appropriate education to all students, particularly those with disabilities.

    St. Thomas Clinic - Free medical clinic for low income, uninsured Johnson County residents. Open New patients register by phone on Tuesday afternoons between 12 and 3 p.m.  Free help with applying for pharmaceutical help from drug companies for anyone in the community.

    Turning Point - Serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with a 24-hour crisis line and emergency shelter for adult women, men and their dependent children. Outreach services include safety planning, case management, legal advocacy and community referrals. 1-800-221-6311

    Sunstone Corner -  Sunstone Counseling Center is located in Greenwood, Indiana and conveniently serve clients from southern Indianapolis, Greenwood, Whiteland, Center Grove, Franklin, Shelbyville, Mooresville, Martinsville, Columbus, and other areas in Johnson, Shelby and Morgan County.  Sunstone is centrally located on Smith Valley Rd between SR 37 and I-65, in Greenwood Office Suites.

    Tara Treatment Center -  Tara's philosophy is based on the belief that alcohol and/or drug addiction is a disease and that the chemically dependent individual deserves specialized care and treatment. The ultimate goal for each client is to achieve mental, physical and spiritual wellness through abstinence from all mood-altering substances. The key concepts of the program are the blending of our professional staff with the principles of the 12-step philosophy. The lives of addicted individuals and their family members have been transformed through this unique approach.

    The Refuge  - The Refuge seeks to provide a stable source of care for men, women and children looking to halt the course of poverty.  The Refuge pursues opportunities to help the growth and development for healthier children, stronger families, and a positive community through relationships that reach out for the physical, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of area residents.  

    Tobacco Free Johnson County - Provides prevention and cessation programs for all ages, 317-736-3367; free phone and text counseling at 1-800-QUIT-NOW

    Turning Point - Turning Point's mission is to work towards the elimination of Domestic Violence

    WindRose Health Network - Community Health Center offering comprehensive health services in four locations; sliding fee scale.

    Youth Connections – Youth connections serves at-risk youth through crisis intervention, community education and mentoring to foster positive relationships ad self-worth.

    Click on the links below to view the Access to Care Meetings:

    Provider to Provider Meeting In Johnson County-Improving Access to Care-Resource Fair