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Panelists: County focused on opening doors to addiction treatment

From Western-Wayne News Wayne County is moving away from solely locking up those battling addiction to viewing them as people who can be helped when they’re open to assistance. Five area leaders in law enforcement, government, health care, education and harm reduction participated in a panel discussion Oct. 19 at Holiday Inn in Richmond as […]

Former NBA Player Chris Herren to Share His Addiction Story Oct. 19 in Richmond

From Richmond Pal-Item RICHMOND, Ind. — Former NBA player Chris Herren will share his story of addiction Oct. 19 in Richmond. The free program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 6000 National Road E., is sponsored by Meridian Health Services as part of its Speaker Series. It includes a complimentary lunch, […]

Meridian Offers FREE Flu Shots

From The Herald Bulletin – Anderson, IN Free flu shots for those 6 months and older will be available at: Meridian Health Services, 1547 Ohio Ave. Meridian School Clinic, Compass Alternative School, 2010 Brentwood Dr. Shots are available regardless of financial status. You don’t need to be a Meridian patient for the vaccine. After your […]

Indiana commission calls for support to open more school-based health centers

From FOX 59 MUNCIE, Ind. – A state-level commission wants to see more health care services offered in Indiana schools. The Governor’s Public Health Commission is calling on the state to support the development of school-based health centers, which offer more services than a nurse’s office typically does. The goal is to give more kids access to […]

Meridian location now provides walk-in, urgent care services

From Richmond Pal Item. Part of the USA TODAY Network. RICHMOND, Ind. — The Meridian Health Services location on South Ninth Street now provides urgent medical care to patients of all ages. MeridianMD Convenience Care Clinic is located at 520 S. Ninth St. to provide walk-in primary urgent care, according to a news release. It […]

Meridian Health Pediatrics Prime-Time Now Serving Children and Adults at MeridianMD Convenience Care

RICHMOND, Ind. – Meridian Health Pediatrics Prime-Time in Richmond has transitioned to a MeridianMD Convenience Care Clinic serving children and adults for urgent health care needs. The clinic is located at 520 S. Ninth St. Richmond, IN 47374. Meridian Family Medical Care and Meridian Dentistry will continue services as normal at this location. MeridianMD Convenience […]

Meridian Offering FREE COVID-19 Prevention Resources

MUNCIE, Ind. – Meridian Health Services is providing free COVID-19 prevention resources to help the community stay healthy with the recent increase in COVID-19 cases at a time when area schools are preparing for teachers and students to return to the classroom. Meridian is providing the following FREE resources at all primary care and urgent […]

East Central Indiana 2022-2023 Publication

Health & Wellness Healthier Together – Innovative partnerships promote wellness opportunities for all ages. Tandem teamwork between schools and health systems located in East Central Indiana continue to receive high marks for their innovative efforts to help make citizens healthier. A dynamic collaboration between Muncie Community Schools and Meridian Health Services is changing the way […]

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 […]

Meridian’s Fam Fest to offer free school physicals, vaccinations, Safety Town

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — Meridian Health Services’ Fam Fest will return on Thursday, July 14, with a back-to-school theme promoting health, wellness, family fun, safety and community resources. The event will be held 1-5 p.m. at Southside Middle School, 1601 E. 26th St., home of Meridian’s School-Based Health Clinic. Fam Fest is a […]

Hank Milius: Linking gun violence to mental illness creates a false narrative

From The Star Press I picked up my wife Terri, a retired fourth-grade teacher, at the airport the evening of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. By now, we know the details all too well – 19 children and two teachers were killed by a young man using an assault-style rifle he had legally purchased […]

Rialzo’s return raises $470,000 for addiction, recovery programs

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. – Meridian Health Services’ Rialzo XI charity gala in May drew more than 700 attendees and raised more than $470,000, according to a release. Held in a new venue this year, at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility on Ball State University’s campus, this year’s event on May 14 marked […]