Who We Are

Our mission is to identify the needs of and provide quality healthcare services to the community with respect and sensitivity to those being served.

 

History

Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. (NHCI) has been providing services since 1969. Originally, the agency was known as Three Rivers Neighborhood Health Services and was founded by the Allen County Medical Society as a voluntary health service to provide well child services to low-income children of Allen County.

Between 1970 and 1990, Three Rivers expanded its medical services to include family planning, prenatal, and medical referral services. It became the WIC service provider for Allen County, provided services from the Fort Wayne Medical Society building at One Canal Place, and began its collaboration with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program for the training and service of family practice resident physicians.

In 1994, the Clinic was renamed Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. (NHCI), and its services were expanded to include a full range of primary medical services accessible to all genders and ages.

In 1998, Neighborhood Health Clinics established a full service dental clinic.

In 2000, all clinic services were consolidated at the current 1717 South Calhoun site. Many expansions and renovations of buildings have been made since 2000. The facilities currently include over 40 medical exam rooms, 12 dental operatories, waiting areas, labs, offices, and meeting rooms for the provision of primary medica, dental, and vision care, WIC nutritional services, and other related services.

Beginning July 2013, our insurance enrollment efforts expanded into a full service department.  Our navigators assist consumers apply, enroll, and understand their health insurance options.

In March 2014, Neighborhood Health Clinics opened a southeast satellite location at 3350 E. Paulding Road. Medical, dental, WIC, and social services are currently being provided at that location.

Our optometry services began on a limited referral basis in 2016. Our full time optometry clinic opened August 2017 at our Calhoun Street location. We now provide comprehensive vision exams and glasses.

Free parking is provided at all locations.

Non-discrimination Policy

Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Read our full policy here: English or Español.

Staff

Neighborhood Health Clinics has approximately 135 employees including board certified physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, registered nurses, and licensed social workers.

Board

Neighborhood Health Clinics is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing a cross section of our community.

Scott Jackson, Chairperson
Dr. Benjamin Yoder, DDS, 1st Vice Chair
Johnathan Liechty, 2nd Vice Chair
Melissa Bradberry, Treasurer
Laura Ankenbruck, Secretary
Jesus Astorga
Dennis Becker
Kayevonne Dailey
René Garza
Cindy Joyner
Harout Kouyoumdjian
Katherine LaPierre
Pamela Messman
Shabbir Morriswalla
Michael O’Hara
Ed Romero
Holli Seabury, Ed.D.
Donna Spina
Matthew Sprunger, MD
Renetta Williams