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Northshore Dental Day Offers Moms Free Cleanings


Northshore-Dental-DayNearly 40% of U.S. adults have not had a check up with their dentist this year. NorthShore Health Center is taking initiative to bring these numbers down for the state of Indiana. With funds from a Delta Dental Foundation grant, they were able to bring in ten mothers for a dental cleaning and awareness of other NorthShore services.

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NorthShore Health Centers Providing Free Backpacks to Students at their ‘Back To School Health Fair’

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With the 2016-2017 school year fast approaching, parents are scrambling to get all the supplies their kids will need for the upcoming year. Along with all the pencils, erasers and notebooks that every students needs to be prepared for class, parents are also scheduling doctor appointments to make sure their children have the required school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations.

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Count on Porter’s CareExpress Urgent Care Centers for Prompt Care of Minor Illnesses and Injuries

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When you need to see a doctor but you can’t get an appointment until next week, what do you do? Take the next available opening? Go to the ER? Decide to tough it out? With Porter’s CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers you now have another choice – a smart, cost-effective and convenient one.

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We’re On Top at Porter

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By focusing on quality care for our patients, and by always striving to do what’s right, Porter has earned “Top Performer” recognition for the second year in a row.

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Porter-Starke's Recovery Center is Helping Individuals with Opioid Addictions


Methadone-Porter-StarkeAddiction is a very real genetic disease. Someone who suffers from addiction can’t simply “turn it off”; assistance is required through AA meetings, therapy, medical intervention, or other means. And before all this can happen, a person has to admit that there is a problem and then seek help. Otherwise the cycle of recovery and relapse will continue.

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HIP 2.0 Now Accepting Applications


HIP-2-300x200The new Healthy Indiana Plan (or “HIP 2.0”) is an affordable health insurance program from the State of Indiana for uninsured adult Hoosiers. The Healthy Indiana Plan pays for medical expenses and provides incentives for members to be more health conscious. The Healthy Indiana Plan provides coverage for qualified low-income Hoosiers ages 19 to 64, who are interested in participating in a low-cost, consumer-driven health care program.

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Methodist Hospitals Breaks Ground On Renovation/Expansion At Northlake Campus

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Methodist Hospitals held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of work on their Northlake Campus in Gary. The celebration honored the implementation of three areas on the campus: renovation of their Emergency Department and services, expansion of a dedicated Intensive Care Unit and a Medical ICU on the second floor of the hospital.

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NorthShore Health Centers Welcomes Dr. Shah Chowdhury into the Fold

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NorthShore Health Centers is happy to announce that there is a new pediatrician working at the new Chesterton location. Dr. Shah A. Chowdhury, MD is a board certified pediatrician and he officially began seeing patients on Monday January 4, 2016, and he is ready to help more people in the community using his 30+ years of experience in medicine.

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Are Your Hips a Pain?


hippainOccasional discomfort in your hips has turned into near-constant pain. What can you do to calm the irritated joints?

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Emergencies Don’t Take a Break for the Holidays. Neither Does Porter Regional Hospital


Porter-Regional-Holspital-30-minute-holiday-2015If you are experiencing an emergency, or even if you are just feeling really sick, remember that we’re here for you – even during the holidays.

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Franciscan Hospital and Healthcare of Munster Hosts Party to Highlight New Full-Service Emergency Department

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Franciscan Hospital and Healthcare has something they want to share with the community. After 18 months of planning and hard work, the new emergency department is scheduled to open in just a few weeks. The good folks at Franciscan threw a pre-opening sneak peek event this weekend, open to the public, and we were invited to visit.

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