MeridianMD Convenience Care in Portland Expands Hours and Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner

PORTLAND, Ind. – MeridianMD Convenience Care is expanding its hours of operation and welcoming a new full-time family nurse practitioner to enhance the quality and access to care for the Jay County community. MeridianMD Convenience Care provides walk-in, primary medical urgent care to patients of all ages and is located inside IU Health Jay Hospital at 500 W. Votaw St. Portland, IN 47371.

Beginning August 1, MeridianMD Convenience Care will be open for urgent care needs Monday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The clinic can be accessed at IU Health Jay Hospital entrance A.

Marissa Lopez, FNP, comes to the MeridianMD Convenience Care clinic with 13 years of healthcare industry experience. Lopez received a Master of Science in Nursing-FNP from Indiana State University in December 2021. She most recently worked at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. for 7 years. Lopez currently resides in Bluffton, Ind. with her husband and children. She is passionate about serving her community and enjoys medical mission work.

“We have been working to find the perfect consistent provider for this location to provide a familiar face and enhance the patient experience. We are incredibly excited to have found Marissa Lopez, who will be joining our team at the MeridianMD Convenience Care clinic. With our new provider and expansion of hours, we will be able to meet the needs of our community and unexpected urgent health issues even more,” shared Jodie Wendel, Director of Primary Care and Dental at Meridian Health Services.

As a division of Meridian Health Services, MeridianMD Convenience Care also offers patients connections to primary, social, and community healthcare – providing patients a medical home for a holistic, “whole-person” health approach to care. Most insurances are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid. Meridian’s sliding fee scale is also available to those who qualify allowing care to anyone in need.

Learn more about MeridianMD Convenience Care at MeridianHS.org or call 260-726-4350.