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

12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Cold weather and the stress of the season can cause health problems. Take precautions to keep you & your family healthy and happy during the holiday season!

  1. Wash your hands often to prevent the spread of germs. Lather up your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Don’t drink & drive or let others drink & drive
  3. Manage stress by finding a support system, connecting socially, and getting plenty of sleep.
  4. Stay dry and warm by bundling up w/appropriate clothing: gloves, hats, scarves, boots & warm layers.
  5. Be Smoke-free and avoid secondhand smoke
  6. Wear your seatbelt & always buckle your children into a height, weight, and age appropriate child safety seat.
  7. Get exams and screenings: Update your personal history and get insurance from the Health Insurance Marketplace if you are not insured.
  8. Get your vaccinations
  9. Monitor your children: Keep potentially dangerous food, toys, and household items out of children’s reach.
  10. Practice fire safety: Never leave fireplaces, space heaters, food cooking on stoves, or candles unattended.
  11. Prepare food safely: Wash hands and surfaces frequently, avoid cross-contamination, and cook foods to proper temps and refrigerate promptly.
  12. Eat healthy & stay active: Eat fruits & vegetables which pack nutrients help lower the risk for certain diseases. Limit your portion sizes and foods high in fat, sugar, & salt. Also, stay active for at least 2 ½ hrs a week. At least 1 hr a day for kids and teens.