Bowen Center will formally introduce its newest health clinic to the public on Wednesday, May 31 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The ribbon cutting and open house will be at the clinic co-located with the Wabash Bowen Center outpatient office at 255 North Miami Street. In addition to Wabash, the Center has clinics in Huntington, Fort Wayne, and Warsaw, with many more planned.

The ribbon cutting and open house will include remarks by Wabash Mayor, Scott Long; Grow Wabash County, president/CEO, Keith Gillenwater; Bowen Center president/CEO, Dr. Rob Ryan; Bowen Center COO, Shannon Hannon; Dr. Jerry Greer, Bowen Health Clinic physician; Bowen Health Clinic nurse practitioner, Ali Eluere; Bowen Center-Wabash, director, Danielle Gargiulo; and assistant director, Ashlie Schlemmer. The public is welcome, and tours will follow the ribbon cutting with light refreshments and giveaways. 

Bowen Center’s move to integrated care is aimed at addressing the unique healthcare challenges underserved populations face. “People living in poverty and especially those with mental illness have shorter life expectancies,” said Dr. Rob Ryan, Bowen Center president/CEO. “That has got to change. By improving access to income-based care, and providing it in a setting where multidisciplinary teams work together, we are improving and extending the lives of our patients.”

Removing obstacles that prevent or limit access to quality healthcare contributes to the quality of life for those living in a community. “It is important for us as a community to dissolve as many barriers as possible for our friends and neighbors seeking healthcare,” Keith Gillenwater, president, and CEO of Grow Wabash County, said. “We are thrilled to see Bowen Center taking that mission to heart and opening a new health clinic that will undoubtedly provide crucial supports, resources and services to ensure Wabash County citizens are able to stay happy and healthy.”

Bowen Health Clinic welcomes Medicaid, and no one is turned away for an inability to pay. To make an appointment, call (888) 470-0082.