#CCHACares: Aspire Indiana Health

POST DATE: 5.20.21

CCHA is excited to recognize another amazing community partner, this time in primary medical and behavioral healthcare, as part of our monthly #CCHACares initiative.

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A fully integrated health care system and nonprofit, Aspire Indiana Health provides primary medical care, behavioral healthcare and addiction services. It also has programs addressing social determinants of health including housing and employment assistance, infectious disease testing and support, child and elder abuse advocacy, deaf services, group homes, recovery housing, support for disabled workers, youth and family services and school-based mental health partnerships.

Their treatment plans for behavioral health and substance use disorder can include one-on-one counseling, group therapy, peer support groups, family therapy, skills training and medication assisted treatment. Integrated primary healthcare professionals can provide standard family medical care, treat countless acute concerns and chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, that require long-term management.

Their journey into integrated care started over a dozen years ago when they became the very first Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in the nation to receive grant funds from the Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA). Since then, Aspire has been branded as an innovator by their peers and a leader in health care reform. They are proud to hold FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike status at their six health centers spread across central Indiana.

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Today, their mission statement is “Together… Making Health and Well-Being a Reality.” That reality can only be achieved by taking healthcare out of its traditional silos of behavioral health, primary health and substance use treatment and managing health from a whole person perspective with a “no wrong door” approach to seeking help.. Their professionals work as a team to develop individualized, comprehensive treatment plans for the holstic needs of each individual they serve. Aspire accepts Medicare/Medicaid and most conventional insurance, and has a sliding-fee scale for those who lack insurance.

With over 600 members of staff and locations in Anderson, Carmel, Elwood, Indianapolis, Lebanon and Noblesville, they are changing the way healthcare is delivered not only to underserved populations, but to anyone who wants high-quality “whole health” care at an affordable price.

CCHA is proud that our own Amy Matthews serves on the board of directors for Aspire Indiana Health. We commend your inspiring efforts and all you’ve done for our Indiana communities!