Indy residents can get a first-hand look at and chance to talk to representatives from organizations involved with the future Avondale Meadows Health and Wellness Center during a community open house from 6-7:30 p.m. today.
The future $20 million, 70,000-square-foot facility will sit on the 100-acre Avondale Meadows redevelopment site near 39th Street and Keystone Avenue on Indianapolis’ near east side. Construction should take a year to complete.
The center, expected to open in 2013, will offer expanded hours for primary care visits, personal physicians, multi-age recreational programming for 5,000 underserved residents, social and recreational programming for 1,000 youths and teens, meeting space for community organizations and family programs. Partners to be located in the center include HealthNet, YMCA, United Northeast Development Corporation and the Meadows Community Foundation, Inc.
It’s hard to believe that it was a little over a year and a half ago that HealthNet was invited by IU Health to become a part of this unique collaboration. Thanks to the support of IU Health and the Methodist Health Foundation, this new HealthNet community health center is becoming a reality!
We look forward to working with residents in the coming months to tailor the health center’s services to the specific needs of this community.
Give a care about expanding access to care for kids and families in Indy? If so, stop by this afternoon for a sneak peek!