Bridges to Health

A FREE Health Clinic

Promoting Health and Wellness to Uninsured Grant County Residents

About Bridges To Health

Bridges to Health is the only FREE HEALTH CLINIC in Grant County, located at the Kem View Medical Building at 1251 W. Kem Road in Marion, Indiana. Open since 2005, our purpose is to serve Grant County residents by providing primary healthcare and health education services to individuals and families who lack adequate resources.

Bridges to Health is a free clinic - we are NOT insurance. You may be required by the government to purchase health insurance. If you have questions about whether or not you need to enroll in health insurance, or if you need help enrolling, please contact one of the community resources listed below or contact us at Bridges.

Local Affordable Care Act (ACA) Resources

  • Marion General Hospital Navigators (765) 660-6104
  • ASPIN Navigator (877) 313-7215
  • Indiana Health Center Navigator (765) 664-7492
  • Bridges to Health Certified Application Counselors (765) 664-7289

Throughout the year you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period or Medicaid/CHIP.

The CDC estimates that there are currently 43.8 million people in the United States who are uninsured (over 15% of the population). With the current economy and increased layoffs, the uninsured population increases daily. Even after the Affordable Care Act roll-out, it is estimated that 31-39 million people will remain uninsured. Grant County will still need Bridges to Health.

When I felt I had nowhere else to turn, you all provided me with the care and understanding I so desperately needed.

Bridges to Health Patient

Thank you for the kind and dignified way which you treat your clients. I thought it would be humiliating to have to go to 'a free clinic' but I was treated with nothing but dignity and respect.

Bridges to Health Patient

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Bridges to Health Overview

Bridges to Health offers health care for those in Grant County who have no other options. See how its free services are helping the community by keeping local residents healthy.

Our Mission

Bridges to Health's mission is to provide primary healthcare to individuals and families who lack adequate resources and to provide educational services to empower those individuals and families to lead healthier lives in the Grant County community

Our Needs

As the uninsured population increases, so do the service challenges and financial needs of the Bridges to Health Clinic. We need your help in serving Grant County residents. We need volunteers (all kinds!), we need donations, and we need financial contributions

Our Services

Bridges to Health is a primary care clinic. In addition to treating patients at our facility, BTH also works with physician and dental offices in the community referring patients to specialists as needed

Disability Benefits Guide

Social Security disability benefits can provide for your family when an injury, illness, or disability prevents you from working and earning an income. Applying for these benefits is often seen as a cumbersome process, however, requiring several steps, a slew of complicated paperwork, and even in-person hearings.

This guide will explain how Social Security disability benefits work while helping you determine whether your disability, illness, or chronic condition is enough to qualify. We’ll walk you through each step of the process, and tell you what to expect during each stage of your Social Security disability application. Meanwhile, our disability benefits calculator will help you get an estimate of how much you might collect from Social Security disability or SSI if your case is approved. Please click the link below to access the guide provided by The Simple Dollar:

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Bridges to Health Response to the Affordable Care Act

One of the most common misconceptions about how the United States will look after the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that there will no longer be a need for free clinics. This misconception couldn’t be farther from the truth. Research has shown that even after full implementation of the ACA, an estimated 31-39 million people will still be without access to health insurance.

Many of our patients qualify for an exemption from the individual mandate to have health insurance. Despite the notion that all Americans will be required to have health insurance after the full implementation of the ACA, there are dozens of exemptions which apply to most of our patients (e.g. those who are homeless; who have had medical bills in the last 24 months they could not pay; or who do not file a tax return because their income is too low). Not surprisingly, many of our patients fall into one of these categories, which is why they originally sought out Bridges to Health’s assistance.

With the recent expansion of HIP 2.0 in our state, we are working with local resources to help people enroll and are helping patients transition if they are eligible, and serving as a "Bridge" in care until their applications are approved. As is always, we are flexing to meet the need of the health care gaps in our community.

We are still a safety-net clinic – a place for people who have no other option for their medical care – and we will continue to work toward a healthier Grant County, one patient at a time.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping Grant County residents healthy.

With gratitude,

Bridges to Health

About Bridges

Bridges to Health is a primary care clinic. In addition to treating patients at our facility, BTH also works with physician and dental offices in the community referring patients to specialists as needed.

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