Health Support


Health Initiative

The Thomas Park/Avondale (TPA) “Health Support” initiative relates to MAP Initiative 1, Linking Learning, Health and Prosperity. It relates specifically to Action 6, support and promote a healthy community initiative. Knowing where to find health resources aids in ownership of health.


The health initiative has been created through public meetings. Residents specifically have requested more information on health initiatives in the area.


Having healthy people in the neighborhood of Thomas Park/Avondale can provide a sense of overall well-being and can inspire more people to seek out healthy habits and attitudes.


A healthy community takes initiative, resources, and individual action. Taking time to seek out preventative primary care before a problem arises is the best possible action one can take. Insurance coverage is probably the biggest barrier one might have to receive care. The list below provides resources for health insurance and how to get referrals for services.


Figure 1: Health Check. Source: Robin Behery

 Insurance Resources:

  1. Healthy Indiana Plan


Phone: Call 1-877-GET-HIP-9

  1. Indiana State Department of Health

Phone1-844-MCH-MOMS (1-844-624-6667)


Offers information and referral services for women, Infant, and Children Program (WIC), OBGYN physicians, Pediatricians, and Dental services. They can also assist callers with healthcare benefits.

  1. United Way

Connect to help line for Delaware County (317) 926-4357

State number: 2-1-1


Provides information on mental, dental, and health care.


Having a healthy community relies on members seeing their primary care provider receive preventative care. This means that care is given to prevent an illness or disease process rather than waiting for it to occur. Also, it is important to receive screening tests to catch the disease early. In addition, getting vaccines to prevent sickness is another important step in keeping healthy. Listed below are primary care providers in the Muncie area. This list is not exhaustive.

Primary Care Services

Open Door

3807 S. Madison Street

Muncie, IN 47302

(756) 747-1164

Open Door Health Services is a not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, providing comprehensive primary, urgent, and preventive healthcare services to individuals and families throughout East Central Indiana regardless of their health insurance status.

Open Door Family Planning Clinic – Muncie

905 S Walnut St

Muncie IN 47302



Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid

Income: All income levels accepted

Fees: Sliding scale of fees based on income

Languages Spoken: English

Services include: OB/GYN, Medical, Health Education/Nutrition, Family Planning, Pregnancy

Hours: Call for hours

Service Area: Muncie Area

IU Health Ball Internal Medicine Residency Clinic

2525 W. University Ave., Suite 401

Muncie IN 47303

(765) 747-4306

IU Physicians Family Medicine Residency Center

221 N. Celia Ave

Muncie, IN 47303

(765) 747-3141

Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid

Income: All income levels accepted

Fees: Financial assistance available

Services include: Substance Abuse/Addiction, Primary Care, Lab

Hours: Call for hours

Service Area: Muncie, for veterans only

Meridian Health Services

Muncie Campus (Main Office)

240 N. Tillotson Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

Phone: 765.288.1928

Phone: 866.306.2647

Fax: 765.741.0359

Emergency Services: 800-333-2647 or 765-286-1695


  • Primary family medical care
  • Psychiatric medical services and hospitalization
  • Counseling and therapy
  • Children and family supportive programs
  • Child Advocacy Center for children affected by abuse
  • Addictions and chemical dependency services
  • Gero- psychiatric services for senior adults
  • Home, community, and school-based services
  • Homelessness and independent living support
  • HIV care coordination
  • Programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges


Health can improve the quality of life for all people. Anyone living in TPA can benefit from receiving health care services. The map below serves as an outline for basic care around the Muncie area.


Figure 2: Health Center Location Map. Source: Robin Behery


Local Hospital

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

2401 University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47303

(756) 747-31111


Planned Parenthood

3550 W Fox Ridge Lane

Muncie, IN 47304

(765) 282-8011


Muncie Health Center – Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc. offers standard STD screening.
STD Clinic

800 S Tillotson

Muncie, Indiana 47304

Phone: 1 (877) 650-0542


Tests Available: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis

First Choice for women

3020 North Oakwood Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

(765) 286-6060

24 Hour Care Line: 765.286.6060


Prescription Care

Marsh Supermarket Pharmacy

Have 7 FREE diabetes medications (Metformin, Metformin ER, Glipizide, Glipizide ER, Glimepiride, Glyburide, Glyburide Micronized)

Also, provides 100ct box of Universal Lancets for FREE (with prescription)

Meijer Pharmacy

FREE Metformin Immediate Release (diabetes medication)

FREE Prenatal Vitamins (select)

FREE Atorvastatin Calcium (cholesterol medication)

FREE Antibiotics (Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, SMZ-TMP (excludes suspension), Ciprofloxacin (250, 500 and 750mg strengths), Ampicillin, and Penicillin VK) *Maximum 14 day supply.

Smoking Cessation:

Quit Now Indiana


Indiana Tobacco Quitline

Phone: 1(800) 784-8669

American Lung Association

Phone: 1-800-LUNGUSA


Smoke Free

Phone: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)


Quit Smoking Tools (from IU Health):

Urgent Care Centers

Southway Urgent Care Center

3807 S. Madison Street

Muncie, IN 47302

Phone: 765-747-1164


US Healthworks

3911 West Clara Lane

Muncie, Indiana 47304

phone: 765-288-8800


Med Express (Muncie)

1313 West McGalliard Rd.
Muncie, IN 47303



8AM-8PM Daily (8AM-4PM Christmas Eve, Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day)


Urgent Orthopedic Care

Central Indiana Orthopedics

3600 West Bethel Avenue Muncie, IN 47304

Phone: (765) 284-7738


The Walk-In Clinic at Central Indiana Orthopedics is for patients with acute/urgent (less than 2 weeks) musculoskeletal injuries or problems. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! We treat patients of all ages, from the young to the young at heart. We ask that if your orthopedic problem or injury is of a chronic nature (more than 2 weeks old) to please request an appointment.

Emergency Dental Care

Muncie Plaza Dental Center

1130 East Princeton Ave. – Muncie, IN 47303



STD/STI Care and Contraception

Planned Parenthood

3550 W Fox Ridge Lane

Muncie, IN 47304

(765) 282-8011


Muncie Health Center-Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc.

800 S. Tillotson

Muncie, Indiana 47304

Phone: 1 (877) 650-0542


Tests Available: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, HIV, and Syphilis

First Choice for women

3020 North Oakwood Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

(765) 286-6060

24 Hour Care Line: 765.286.6060



Finding vaccine records are easy if you have obtained them in Indiana over the past 10 years. Just obtain a pin number from your doctors office and go to my Vax Indiana or

Vaccine Schedule for Hoosiers from Birth to 18 Years of Age:

Indiana School Vaccination Requirements

Adult Immunization Schedule

If you need information on why you should obtain a vaccine, please visit the site below and click on the disease related to your vaccine. This will explain what the disease is, how it is transmitted, rates of death and chronic disease, treatments, and how the vaccine can help.

Hepatitis A:

Hepatitis B:

HIB or Haemophilus influenzae type b:








Chicken Pox (Varicella):



Flu or Influenza:

Tetanus (Lockjaw):

Shingles (Herpes Zoster):

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus):

Where to find free and reduced cost immunizations:

The Delaware County Health Department

Address: 125 N Mulberry St, Muncie, IN 47305

Phone:(765) 747-7721

Administers Childhood Immunizations and Adult/Travel Immunizations.

Free to Medicaid holders and $8.00 for those not covered under Medicaid.

Every Thursday by appointment.

To make an appointment call (765) 587-0670

Indiana Suicide Hotlines

24 hours/7days Crisis Assessment Line

(765) 646-8444 or 1 (800) 435-9143 (serves Anderson &Muncie)

Additional Information:

Poison Control Center


The Indiana Poison Center (IPC) is an independent, nonprofit agency providing coverage and services for the entire state of Indiana. It serves as both an emergency telephone service and an information resource center, with services available to the general public and healthcare professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Alcohol/Drug Addiction Services

Living Life Clean

125 North High Street

Muncie, IN 47305-1613

(765) 287-0071


Muncie Living Life Clean is a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center with a primary focus on mental health and substance abuse treatment based at 125 North High Street in Muncie, IN.

The facility provides detoxification, methadone maintenance, methadone detoxification, and buprenorphine services to the public. The treatment center provides outpatient care. There are special groups and programs for DUI and DWI offenders. No special language services are available. Payment assistance is not offered for program costs.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

827 West Riverside Avenue

Muncie, IN 47303-3704

(765) 284-2515


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

MSASC, P.O. Box 3353

Muncie, IN, 47307

Phone #: 1-765-683-2022 Toll Free #: 1-866-683-2022


Pregnancy help:

Free Clinics in the state of Indiana: