ECHO Community Health Care

Our Mission Statement

We provide AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE & APPROPRIATE comprehensive healthcare to the uninsured, under insured and the homeless. Quality services are provided by our team of caring, respectful professionals who advocate for the patient.

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The Vision of our Organization:

“To eliminate health disparities in our community”

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“Welcome to ECHO Community Health Care, Incorporated.  We are glad that you have found our webpage and  we look forward to serving your medical needs.

ECHO is a federally qualified health center (FQHC), whose focus is on primary and preventative medical care.  You do not need medical insurance to become a patient at ECHO.  We offer care on a “sliding fee” basis, which is adjusted to your family income and size.  Do you have health insurance coverage?  You are welcome here too!

To begin receiving medical care at ECHO, I encourage you to walk in to the John St. Clinic or Main Campus Clinic Monday – Friday 8-11; 1-4 and meet with the patient advocate to complete paperwork. We are here to serve you.

Care is provided by dedicated individuals who will offer you respect and professionalism each step of the way.  We are here to assist you at 3 locations, which can be found under the “LOCATIONS” tab of this webpage, and through expanded hours which cover evening appointments.

Again, we welcome you to ECHO.”

Sandee E. Strader-McMillen, M.H.A., M.B.A.
Chief Executive Officer
(812) 421-7489

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Links of Interest:

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Form 990 is available upon request. Please contact Amanda Berberich by email.

This health center is  Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Monthly Health Tip

 Tips for Better Mental Health

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental well-being is a state “in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” Tips for Better Mental Health:

  • Practice Relaxation techniques: Practicing deep breathing techniques, the relaxation response, or progressive muscle relaxation are ways to help reduce stress and induce relaxation.
  • Take time for yourself: It is important to set aside time every day to allow yourself to relax and escape the stress of life.
  • Get active: Moving around and getting the heart rate up causes the body to release endorphins (the body’s feel good hormones). Exercising provides some stress relief.
  • Read something new: Escape from reality completely by reading. Reading can help you to de-stress by taking your mind off everyday life.
  • Connect with others: Having friends who are willing to listen and support you through good and bad times is essential.
  • Have a laugh: Adding humor to a stressful situation can help to lighten the mood.
  • Get plenty of rest: The human body needs a chance to rest and repair itself after a long and stressful day. Sleeping gives the body this chance so that it is ready to perform another day. Try getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Pick up a new hobby: Having creative outlets such as listening to music, drawing or gardening are great ways to relax and relieve everyday stress.
  • Eat healthy foods: Eating foods that are good for you not only improve your physical health, but they play a major role in your mental health. When your body gets the proper nutrients, it is better able to function in every capacity.

Information provided by: http://mhww.org/strategies.html