Ascension St. Vincent abruptly closes 11 clinics

Crawfordsville site ends walk-in care services

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People who are used to going to the Ascension St. Vincent walk-in clinic in Crawfordsville for treatment will have to find a new urgent care center.

Ascension Medical Group announced plans Wednesday to close 11 immediate care centers across the area on Thursday. While the medical group confirmed the abrupt closures, they did not provide any information about why they are closing or how many employees are affected.

“Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent will be closing 11 Immediate Care Centers effective end of business on June 30, 2022. Impacted associates are being offered a comparable position at one of our many sites of care,” according to a statement released by the health care provider.

The closures impact centers in central Indiana along with a cluster in southwestern Indiana. Some of the immediate care centers are attached to a primary care physician’s office. While the centers are closing, the offices will remain open.

The Crawfordsville site will continue to offer family practice, cardiology, radiology and physical therapy. It is only the walk-in clinic that is affected.

In addition to the Crawfordsville clinic, the group is closing locations in Broad Ripple, Brownsburg, Fishers, Anderson, Elwood, Frankfort and three of four locations in Evansville.

The two other clinics to remain open are located in Carmel and Zionsville.

“We recently learned of the decision to close the St. Vincent Clinic in Crawfordsville but haven’t been contacted by representatives of St. Vincent to discuss the rationale behind their decision, or possible options for keeping it open,” Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton said. “Access to healthcare continues to be a challenge in smaller Indiana communities, such as ours, and it’s very disappointing that corporate decisions such as this are made without engaging affected communities regarding the impact on access to care for local residents.”

The facility opened in January 2017 in the 25,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Staples. 

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