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Family Planning Services by Johnson Nichols Health Clinic – Now at Putnam County Hospital

Johnson Nichols Health Clinic, a community-based healthcare provider serving residents of Putnam and Owen counties, has moved from its 141 Martinsville St. location in Greencastle to Putnam County Hospital.

This move will allow residents in Greencastle and surrounding communities to have convenient access to the clinic’s array of health services in a centrally located, modern facility.

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Johnson Nichols opened its PCH office and began seeing patients on Oct. 17.

“We are excited to have made the move to Putnam County Hospital,” Stephanie LaFontaine, executive director of Johnson Nichols Health Clinic, said.

“Our relocation into its state-of-the-art facilities enables us to not only continue the services that are integral to our mission of community-based healthcare, but also to come together with the hospital to share best practices that will assist us in enhancing these services.”

At Putnam County Hospital, Johnson Nichols will continue to provide a range of healthcare services to the local community, including family planning, physical examinations and immunizations for children, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses, and prenatal care and education.

Additionally, the clinic’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the only one of its kind in Putnam County, will continue providing food and nutrition education to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and their children.

“Johnson Nichols Health Clinic plays a critical role in the delivery of healthcare in this region, and we are delighted to welcome its providers to our hospital,” Dennis Weatherford, PCH chief executive office, said. “As part of the Putnam County Hospitalcampus, Johnson Nichols will be able to care for its patients in a modern clinic space that offers convenient access to an array of additional healthcare services that will benefit both staff and patients.

“This is an exciting opportunity to enable collaboration among healthcare providers, “Weatherford added, “and further strengthen healthcare delivery in our community.”

Johnson Nichols Health Clinic, which is part of Centerstone, has offered healthcare services at two locations in Putnam and Owen counties since 1983. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay for services.

Locations accept health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and have a sliding fee scale for low-income residents without health insurance.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Johnson Nichols, persons may call 765-653-6171.

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided mental health, substance abuse, education and integrated health services to Indiana residents for nearly 60 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves approximately 25,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors annually.

For more information about Centerstone, persons may call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.

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