Bridges to Health

A FREE Health Clinic

Promoting Health and Wellness to Uninsured Grant County Residents

*Now serving Blackford, Delaware, Howard, Huntington, Miami, Tipton, and Wells County residents*

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Counselor

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program provides free, impartial health insurance information. SHIP can help answer questions regarding Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, prescription coverage, and low-income assistance.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling (765) 662-7289 Ext. 6

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period (October 15, 2021–December 7, 2021 )

The Federal Health Insurance Exchange (also known as the Marketplace) has extended enrollment through August 15, 2021. This is due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and allows more time for individuals to enroll in or change their health insurance Marketplace plan.

About Bridges To Health

Bridges to Health is the only FREE HEALTH CLINIC in Grant County, located at 119 S. Washington St. 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

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

Want to know more or learn how to get involved?

Contact Us today!

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.

We earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free Clinics Quality Standards Program. This top rating highlights our organization’s dedication to providing quality care.

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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

Grant County Community Asset Map

A map showing the available community assets in Grant County, Indiana.

Click on the "Slide Icon" at the top left of the Map to select the community asset you are looking for. selection map

Below is a list of the Community Assets available.

  • Behavioral/Addiction and Support Services
  • Children's Resources
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Employment and Financial Assistance
  • Food Resources/Thrift Shops
  • Health Resources
  • Housing and Transportation
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Religious Opportunities
  • Additional Resources

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.

Latest News

05 April 2017
05 April 2017