INDIANAPOLIS — Back by popular demand, IndyGo’s Wellness in Transit program is returning permanently to the Julia M. Carson Transit Center (CTC). In partnership with Gennesaret Free Clinics, IndyGo will continue to host the mobile medical clinic on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m., providing FREE healthcare services to visitors regardless of health insurance status.
During the program’s six-month pilot last year, the mobile clinic:
- Engaged more than 300 people.
- Hosted 23 clinic days.
- Cared for 124 patients.
- Presented 90 prescriptions.
- Gifted 100 pairs of shoes, 50+ socks, 25+ pairs of gloves, 125+ personal hygiene items and 50+ bus passes.
“Wellness in Transit is about making sure our riders, along with all Marion County residents, have access to essential resources that positively affect their health and overall well-being,” said IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans. “The program’s pilot period proved how impactful these services are for our community. We’re thrilled to keep this partnership with Gennesaret going and continue to show IndyGo is more than the bus.”
“We’ve proven patients will come to our mobile unit when it’s parked at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center when folks are switching buses and waiting,” Gennesaret Free Clinics Executive Director Theresa Patterson said. “There’s just so much energy there. We love being part of that, and we love having IndyGo as our partner. We cannot thank IndyGo enough for what they’re doing for the city and Gennesaret. With a partner like IndyGo, anything is possible.”
Currently, there are few free, walk-in social services available within the downtown core. Wellness in Transit is filling this need and providing resources to enhance the well-being of riders while reducing the transportation burden of an added trip.