About

History

Near West Free Clinic is a free medical clinic under the umbrella of the non-profit Neighborhood Health Partners. The clinic is run by medical, PA and pharmacy students and staffed by local volunteer physicians with a heart to serve our neighbors. We provide free health exams and pharmacy to anyone in need every Saturday.

The NWFC started when a group of local medical students worked with Dr. James Pike to find an area in need of additional primary care services. The near-west side of Indianapolis was identified as an area of high need of healthcare access and provided a location in close proximity to our volunteer staff. The NWOC began by partnering with Providence Cristo Rey High School, providing care to their students in October 2017. With the dedication and support of our local partners and volunteers, we expanded our services to the community in June 2018. We moved locations in April 2021 to Living Faith Church at 2120 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN. We continue to provide free healthcare every Saturday.


We appreciate the support of our volunteers and the generous support of our local partners:

  1. iSALUS Healthcare (www.isalushealthcare.com)

    • The iSALUS mission is to provide healthcare professionals with affordable yet innovative EHR and practice management solutions.

  2. Northwind Pharmaceuticals (www.nwpharma.com)

    • Northwind provides a complete pharmaceutical dispensing solution for medical clinics coast to coast, from packaging to software.

  3. Near West Steering Committee (www.nearwestindy.org)

    • A group of Near West residents dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living in the Near West.

  4. Hawthorne Community Center (www.hawthornecenter.org)

    • A neighborhood non-profit providing opportunities for seniors and adults to build financial stability.

  5. Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) (www.mccoyouth.org)

    • Champions the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community.

Board of Directors:

  • Physician Director: James Pike, D.O., FCCP, FACP

  • Clinic Advisor: Mercy Obeime, MD

  • Staffing Coordinator: Kevin Bogenschutz, PA-C

  • NWFC Board

    • Co-Chair: Andrea Velazquez

    • Co-Chair: Gail Enright

    • Marian Volunteer Coordinator: Kristen Link

    • Butler Volunteer Coordinator: Khusbu Shah

    • Cultural Relations: Alejandro Carrasco

    • Cultural Relations: Alex Abatayo

    • Communications/Social Media Manager: Ella Freeman

    • Marketing/Promotions Manager: Ashley Orr

    • Admin Manager: Jose Martinez

    • Supply Manager: Emily Phillips

    • Director of Operations: Monica Schultz

    • Continuity of Care Coordinator: Kelly Nixon

    • Chair Advisor: Kristin Bredhold

    • Chair Advisor: Nate Pham

    • Cultural Relations Advisor: Megan Cornett

    • Cultural Relations Advisor: Massiel Ulloa

La Historia

Near West Free Clinic es una clínica médica gratuita, no lucrativa, que hace parte de Neighborhood Health Partners. La clínica está atenida por estudiantes de medicina y médicos voluntarios, con un corazón para servir a nuestra comunidad. Proveemos exámenes de salud y algunos medicamentos gratuitos a todas las persona que lo necesiten. Estamos abiertos todos los Sábados.

La clínica comenzó cuando un grupo de estudiantes de medicina empezaron a trabajar con el Dr. Pike para encontrar un área de la ciudad que necesitará servicios adicionales de medicina primaria. Near West fue identificada como un área con gran necesidad. Comenzaron por asociarse con Providence Cristo Rey High School y empezaron a dar atención médica a sus estudiantes en octubre del 2017. Con más tiempo, dedicación y el apoyo de nuestros socios locales y voluntarios, ampliamos nuestros servicios a la comunidad en junio del 2018.


Agradecemos el apoyo de nuestros voluntarios y el generoso apoyo de nuestros socios locales:

  1. iSALUS Healthcare (www.isalushealthcare.com)

    • La misión de iSALUS es proveer a los profesionales de la salud con soluciones de EHR que sean asequibles e innovadoras.

  2. Northwind Pharmaceuticals (www.nwpharma.com)

    • Northwind provee servicios farmacéuticos para clínicas médicas de costa a costa.

  3. Near West Steering Committee (www.nearwestindy.org)

    • Un grupo de residentes de Near West dedicados a mejorar la calidad de vida para los que viven en la comunidad de Near West.

  4. Hawthorne Community Center (www.hawthornecenter.org)

    • Una organización sin ánimo de lucro que ofrece oportunidades para que adultos de la comunidad puedan construir estabilidad financiera.

  5. Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) (www.mccoyouth.org)

    • Promueve el desarrollo de jóvenes a través del liderazgo con el apoyo de trabajadores jóvenes de la comunidad.

Junta Directiva :

  • Director Médico- James Pike, D.O., FCCP, FACP

  • Asesor Clinico- Mercy Obeime, MD

  • Coordinador de personal- Kevin Bogenschutz, PA-C

  • NWOC Junta

    • Presidente: Andrea Velazquez

    • Presidente: Gail Enright

    • Coordinador voluntario de Marian: Kristin Link

    • Coordinador voluntario de Butler: Khusbu Shah

    • Relaciones culturales: Alex Abatayo, Alejandro Carrasco

    • Gerente de comunicaciones: Ella Freeman

    • Gerente de recaudación de fondos / promociones: Ashley Orr

    • Gerente de administración: Jose Martinez

    • Gerente de Suministros: Emily Phillips

    • Director de Operaciones: Monica Schultz

    • Coordinador de continuidad de la atención: Kelly Nixon

    • Presidente Asesor: Kristin Bredhold

    • Presidente Asesor: Nate Pham

    • Asesor de relaciones culturales: Megan Cornett

    • Asesor de relaciones culturales: Massiel Ulloa