INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Meridian Health Services and Franciscan Health are pleased to announce a new collaboration to provide integrated care for patients at the current Franciscan Behavioral and Psychiatric Health offices located at 5230 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suites 300, 350, and 380 in Indianapolis, Indiana and 1001 Hadley Rd., Suite 103 in Mooresville, Indiana. The high-quality behavioral and psychiatric healthcare that patients have come to count on will be complemented by a new and wider spectrum of integrated care specialties that Meridian has to offer.

Meridian Health Services is a regional, integrated healthcare system that believes in treating the “whole person” by caring for the physical, mental and social well-being of people to help achieve their optimum health.

Patients will have access to an expansion of services, introducing primary medical care combined with behavioral health for total well-being. Services include psychiatric care, family medical care, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and other addictions and recovery services, skill building, therapy and counseling and more behavioral health services.

Both organizations are committed to patients receiving the most efficient, effective, high quality healthcare possible. This new collaboration with Meridian Health Services will provide more resources for the behavioral health practices, helping to expand services and accessibility for patients. The commitment to staff is also a priority, so the same providers and staff patients have received quality care from and have worked with will remain the same.

Additionally, patients who are uninsured or underinsured will have access to a sliding fee scale and charity care to assure patients’ access to care is not limited.

“We are happy to collaborate with Franciscan to continue to provide high quality care for patients for years to come, while growing services for patients including integrated behavioral and medical care for the whole person,” shared Hank Milius, Meridian Health Services’ President and CEO.

Meridian has a long history of specializing in integrated healthcare focusing on the body and mind working together for optimal health. Meridian offers a team approach of various specialized providers caring for the physical, mental and social well-being needs of patients.

“This collaboration will ensure that Franciscan can continue to serve the growing behavioral needs of the community. Meridian Health Services has proven to have the experience and resources to grow behavioral health offerings for current patients and expand offerings to serve new patients, resulting in improved access,” said Lori Price, RN, FACHE, President and CEO of Franciscan Health Central Indiana.

For more information about Meridian Health Services or to schedule an appointment, please visit MeridianHS.org or call 866-306-2647.