St. Vincent Indianapolis is proud to be actively engaged in the community!
St. Vincent Indianapolis vows to provide “Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind.” This is not a hollow promise. For more than 128 years, our Catholic health ministry has been caring for the needs of individuals – body, mind and spirit. This is achieved through the work of our dedicated associates, physicians and countless community collaborators.
Health awareness and prevention are core to the community outreach of the hospital. Our commitment to caring is infused in community-related activities, including programs that are educational, informative, and make a positive impact on area residents. Some of these programs impact health directly while others affect health indirectly by improving quality of life.
The Center for Healthy Aging is a premier patient and family focused
center of interdisciplinary geriatric and gerontological clinical
practice, applied research and education that disseminates research
findings and best practice information from local to international
The Center for Healthy Aging serves as an authentic voice in public
discourse on aging, while supporting successful aging through the
provision of exceptional clinical services, advocacy, research and
Annually, the St. Vincent Indianapolis Center for Healthy Aging
sponsors a geriatric conference for health, human and social service
professionals, senior policy advocates and families dealing with senior
care issues. In FY 09, more than 400 people attended this educational
conference. For more information, call 317-338-7780
The St. Vincent Center of Hope provides expert treatment, advocacy,
legal services coordination and evidence collection and preservation for
victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. In a unique
partnership between St. Vincent Indianapolis and St. Vincent Carmel, the
St. Vincent Centers of Hope share an on-call team of sexual assault nurse
examiners (SANEs) and forensic technicians who provide 24-hour coverage
in three St. Vincent emergency departments.
A dedicated and private examination room is provided for these
vulnerable patients, and specialized equipment has been purchased to
collect and preserve evidence to assist in the successful prosecution of
The St. Vincent Indianapolis Center of Hope coordinator, who provides
oversight for all three locations, works closely with law enforcement
and the judicial system as well as with mental health and social service
agencies to help victims access the services they need and to provide
expert testimony that assists in securing convictions.
The Center of Hope is also actively involved in educating the
community, health professionals and other law enforcement and child
advocacy workers about issues related to sexual assault and domestic
violence. In addition to the support provided by St. Vincent, this work
is also supported by grants from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
For additional information, please contact Megan Brown at 317-338-6629.
The International Pediatric Heart Surgery Project was founded as part
of the Children’s Heart Center and St. Vincent Indianapolis’s commitment
to fulfilling the mission of advocacy and care of the poor.
Through this effort, St. Vincent Indianapolis provided $500,000 in
fiscal year 2009 for life-saving heart surgery for children from
impoverished areas such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Mongolia, Honduras, Kenya and
Haiti. These countries have minimal health care available for the
treatment of congenital heart disease, and without surgery these
children would not survive.
There is no charge to the child’s family. Our cardiothoracic surgeon
and physicians of the Children’s Heart Center, as well as pediatric
anesthesiologists, intensivists, and other members of Peyton Manning
Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent donate their skills and time in caring
for these children.
Since the first patient arrived in February 2000, the program has
provided life-saving care for 89 children. This program works with
individual volunteers, local church congregations, and organizations
such as Samaritan’s Purse in order to coordinate and provide:
The lives of those who have had the opportunity to assist in caring
for these children have been touched forever. For more information
contact Sara Bodenmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indianapolis contributes funds and personnel to advance medical care.
The Research & Regulatory Affairs Department assists physicians and
healthcare providers in developing new medical procedures. The
department finds innovative uses for existing technologies and
participating in clinical trial programs in order to provide patients
and their families with cutting-edge technologies and pharmaceuticals.
Research is being conducted in cardiovascular, cancer, neurological,
gastrointestinal and orthopedic treatments, as well as in additional
specialty areas. St. Vincent also conducts an annual research symposium
that draws clinicians and researchers from throughout the state. Call 317-338-2194 for more details.
St. Vincent Indianapolis participates in government programs including
Medicaid, SCHIP (Hoosier Healthwise), Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) and
Medicare, and helps patients and families enroll in programs for which
they are eligible.
Specific eligibility outreach programs sponsored by St. Vincent Indianapolis include those below.
Hoosier Healthwise Enrollment and Outreach
St. Vincent Indianapolis partners with the Health and Hospital
Corporation to provide an enrollment team based at St. Vincent to help
enroll citizens in public programs like Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy
Indiana Plan (HIP), Medicaid Disability, Presumptive Eligibility, and
St. Vincent Advantage. In fiscal year 2009, the outreach team touched the
lives of 8,100 families and is on target to complete 1,736 enrollment
applications for eligible individuals and families.
St. Vincent Indianapolis provides office space, equipment and
supplies, as well as full-time coordination and supervision of this
important outreach. Contact Deborah McCrae at 317-338-6627. Latino
callers may contact Jesus Vezga at 317-338-7796.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)
The St. Vincent Indianapolis QMB/SLMB team in fiscal year 2009
assisted more than 50 individuals who struggled with the financial
strain of Medicare deductibles and copayments last year with more than
1,400 contacts. The seniors were Medicare beneficiaries of modest means
who paid all or some of Medicare’s cost sharing amounts (i.e. premiums,
deductibles and copayments).
To qualify, the individual had to be eligible for Medicare and meet
certain income guidelines which change annually. Contact Madonna Gillum
at 317-338-2205 for additional information.
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
SHIIP is a partnership between St. Vincent and the Indiana Department
of Insurance that utilizes five trained St. Vincent volunteer counselors.
The program has been in existence for seven years. In fiscal year 2009,
the counselors provided free and unbiased information to approximately
725 seniors with questions regarding Medicare, Medicare Supplements,
HMOs, Managed Care Plans, Medicaid and long-term care programs.
The KIDS line is a
direct link to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and its exclusive
24-hour emergency nurse advice line. Experienced nurses are standing by
to take your questions about high fever, allergic reactions, burns,
rashes, accidents and more.
St. Vincent Women's Hospital
offers child car seat inspections at the Indianapolis campus.
Inspections are done by appointment only and are free of charge unless
it is determined that a replacement seat is needed. Replacement seats
are available at cost and can be provided at no cost with proof of
This program is supported by funding from St. Vincent Indianapolis and
the Automotive Safety Program.
For more information, call Sharon Johns
Reach Out and Read
is a national early literacy program designed to take advantage of the
access pediatricians have to children who are in their critical early
years (6 months to 5 years) of cognitive and language development.
Across Indiana, physician-based sites distribute more than 100,000 new
books a year reaching thousands of Hoosier children and their families.
In the state of Indiana, physicians and nurses have been trained in
the program, including the health care professionals at the St. Vincent
Primary Care Center.
Contact Dr. Deborah Zancanarro at 317-338-7510 for more information.
The goal of the Safe
Sitter Program is to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional
deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. To successfully
complete the Safe Sitter Program, the students attend a six-hour class
and pass a practical and written test.
During fiscal year 2009, St. Vincent EMS Education's Safe Sitter
Program offered 43 classes that taught 11 to 13-year-olds how to handle
emergencies when caring for younger children.
Courses were offered at multiple locations throughout Indianapolis
and surrounding communities. With a total of 31 instructors,
approximately 330 students completed the St. Vincent EMS Education Safe
Contact Beth Rice at 317-338-6764 for the class schedule.
Asthma can be a frightening, debilitating, even life-threatening condition, especially for children and their families. Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital (PMCH)
believes that providing quality information about asthma and its
treatment can empower children and families to better manage the
condition, enabling them to participate more fully in a wide range of
The PMCH School and Community Asthma Program offers free asthma
classes for parents, students and teachers in conjunction with the
Asthma Alliance of Indianapolis. In fiscal year 2009, the program
coordinator served more than 5,000 children and families at more than
100 schools and communities.
Contact Danette Fariss at 317-338-3552 for more information.
The School Wellness Program assists schools in meeting their health
and wellness goals and in implementing their School Wellness Policy, as
required in some instances by the federal government. Resources include
classroom presentations to students and presentations to school staff
and/or parents on a variety of issues.
Some of the more commonly requested presentations include bullying, stress management, nutrition and physical activity.
In addition, the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent has
many hands-on activities that are available to schools. Examples of
Glitterbug, which teaches students the proper way to wash their hands (especially popular during flu season!)
The Heart Adventure Challenge Course, an obstacle course that
teaches students how blood flows through the heart and about heart
The School Wellness Program also assists schools in organizing health
fairs or safety fairs. There are approximately 150 schools who partner
with the School Wellness Program through Peyton Manning Children’s
Hospital at St. Vincent.
Contact Karen Terrell at 317-338-2336 for additional information.
Indianapolis provides sports medicine services at 18 high schools, 16
middle schools and several youth sports organizations. More than 22,000
youth are served with outreach athletic training services, sports
physicals and injury management advice.
Positive Coaching for Kids
The Sports Performance Center sponsors a Positive Coaching for Kids
workshop at the St. Vincent Sports Performance Center. The program
highlights the skills needed to become a coach or enhance current
coaching practices. Interested parents are also invited to participate,
as they often help with coaching.
Topics covered in the workshop include:
Building team spirit
Developing good attitudes
Teaching age-appropriate coaching strategies
Having compassion for teammates and opponents
The workshop helps participants formulate overall positive approaches
that nurture kids and help motivate them to get the most out of their
participation in sports.
The St. Vincent Indianapolis CARE Line provides information about
health/wellness/preventative care classes available to the public,
support groups sponsored by St. Vincent Indianapolis, and health
screenings in which St. Vincent is participating.
Indianapolis provides a broad range of graduate, undergraduate and
continuing education opportunities to physicians, residents and medical
students through categorical training programs in:
Continuing medical education offerings
More than 100 interns and residents participate in these programs each year.
St. Vincent is affiliated with the Indiana University School of
Medicine. Each year more than 300 IU medical students came to St. Vincent
for patient-focused education.
The mission of St. Vincent to serve the poor is carried out by
residents and interns who travel to developing countries to provide
medical care to those most in need. Each year, a number of residents
participate in an international medicine rotation and develop
professionally and spiritually in the context of caring for those less
Call 317-338-2281 for more details.
Welcome to the Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center! The Primary Care Center is open to all patients for outpatient visits. We see all ages from newborn to elderly patients. Our mission is to help all patients regardless of their ability to pay. We follow the St. Vincent Hospital mission statement:
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
In addition to offering all types of physician services we also have radiology, pharmacy, and nutrition and laboratory services available in the Primary Care Center. We can serve all of these needs – and more. The best part is that we provide excellent St. Vincent care right here in Indianapolis, and have done so for more than a decade. Learn more about our hours of operation, our services, and how our physicians will meet all of your health care needs at the Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center. Then call us to make your first appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
We have available appointments at the Naab Rd location in:
Women’s Health (OB/GYN)
Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
Should you require a referral to a specialist, we can make those arrangements. We have basic laboratory facilities on-site for blood work and x-rays. Additionally, we offer parenting classes and group prenatal care classes. There is a full-service pharmacy available for patients that qualify for reduced rate pharmacy services. Full-time medical interpretation is available.
We accept a variety of insurance plans as well as utilizing a sliding scale payment method for our patients.
Contact:317-338-7510 for more details.
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pharmacy Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lab Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center Health Pharmacy
St. Vincent Health pharmacies are pleased to provide pharmacy services at the Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center. Since we receive special pricing under the 340B Drug Pricing Program, we are limited to filling prescriptions for St. Vincent Health patients that qualify for these services.
To use our pharmacies, the prescription must be written for a St. Vincent Health patient by a St Vincent Health provider seen at a St. Vincent Health-owned facility. Please contact the pharmacy of your choice for additional information. You may also call the pharmacy at 317-338-7510.
OB/GYN Women’s Health Clinic
The Women’s Health Clinic is a full service physician’s office in the Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center. The Women’s Health Clinic has been serving women in the Indianapolis community for more than 30 years by offering care to all women regardless of insurance type and ability to pay. Patients that are ineligible for insurance meet with a financial counselor for reduced cost care. We offer interpreter support as over 40% of the patients seen at the Primary Care center are Spanish-speaking. Interpreter services are available for other languages as well.
The Women’s Health Clinic is an important provider of health care in the community. We offer a wide range of maternity care services every day including high risk pregnancy appointments, group prenatal care appointments and obstetrical ultrasounds. We also offer a full range of outpatient gynecology services including pap smears, pelvic exams, colposcopy, fertility management, gynecology ultrasounds and office procedures such as LEEP and office hysteroscopy.
Appointments can be made to see one of our physicians any day of the week. Please call 317-338-7510 to schedule your next OB or GYN appointment.
B.A.B.E. Store (Bed And Britches, Etc.) is a community-based program
sponsored by St. Vincent that offers incentives in the form of coupons
to parents who seek medical, education and nutritional services for
themselves and their children.
Families earn coupons for seeking:
Well baby care
Parenting and childbirth education classes
WIC nutrition education
Care coordination and other services
Families then redeem the coupons at B.A.B.E. stores for new or gently
used infant and maternity clothing, cribs, car seats and other baby
For more information, call Linda Bolden-Smith at 317-415-5326.
Indianapolis participated in, facilitated, sponsored and
promoted more than 150 health screenings and health fairs during the
year. Fairs and screenings were held at a variety of conferences
and community events and took place in conjunction with:
Community, state, and national organizations
Local and state government agencies
These events provided invaluable health education, prevention and
screenings for thousands of Hoosiers across the state, free of charge.
St. Vincent Indianapolis also publishes or distributes a wide variety of
health and safety related materials to promote community awareness of
key health and wellness issues.
This year, staff on
the St. Vincent Mobile Screening Van screened 3,500 women with
mammography, as well as educated people about healthy lifestyles and
Approximately 925 of these women were uninsured or underinsured, and
they were served at no charge through granted funds from the Susan G.
Komen for the Cure Foundation. Diagnostic testing and care for women
requiring follow-up was provided at no charge through charitable funds
from St. Vincent.
In addition, the Mobile Screening Van traveled to 75 workplaces in
Central Indiana, partnering with employers to increase access to
screening and education for approximately 2,575 women. For skin,
prostate, colorectal and head & neck cancer screenings,
approximately 400 people were screened.
The Mobile Screening Van has increased St. Vincent’s capacity to reach
many in the community who would otherwise not have access to screening
For additional information, contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 317-338-5434.
Immunizations are offered for free at a monthly Super Shots Clinic.
St. Vincent Indianapolis provides a range of both pre- and post-death
bereavement interventions to assist patient families as well as the
broader community through the St. Vincent Stress Center, St. Vincent
Hospice, the Oncology Department, Women’s Hospital and others.
“Journeys Through Grief” adult grief support group series (various days and times of day, ongoing)
“A Daughter’s Grief” support group (quarterly)
“Safe Haven” support group for grieving parents (ongoing)
“Widow/Widower” support group for those grieving the death of a spouse (ongoing)
“Grief and the Holidays” annual seminar (November)
“Lunch Bunch” socialization group, local host for annual HFA teleconference and quarterly hospice memorial services.
Perinatal Hospice Program
The Perinatal Hospice program offers support to families during, at
and following the birth and death of their baby with fatal anomalies.
This program provides an investigative means to hopefully discover the
cause of a family’s stillbirth or neonatal death and provides these
families supportive care during their grief journey.
For more information call 317-338-4008.
Resolve Through Sharing
The Resolve Through Sharing program assists families with their grief
journey by providing ongoing emotional and spiritual support through
telephone contact, literature, counseling and support group meetings.