St. Mary's Community Health Bridges the Gap to
Healthcare Access in the Evansville Tri-State
St. Mary's Community Health began in 1997 in an effort to bridge the gap in access to healthcare for those on its fringes. It helps us reach into our community and create a healthier future for those we serve. The ultimate goal of this outreach is to help students to become healthy, fit and ready to learn the skills they need now and for a healthy future.
In addition to the Dental Care for Kids program, Community Health Services offers St. Mary's School Outreach, which provides a Registered Respiratory Therapist and a Registered Dietitian to the area parochial schools and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.
St. Mary's Health Access Advocates (HAAs) assist the underinsured or uninsured families in applying for Hoosier Healthwise insurance. They also assist families with finding a medical physician or dentist and assist with referrals to community agencies.
With these programs St Mary's is able to bring health education, intervention and awareness to the children, parents and families of our community. We are able to provide various services through a working collaboration with the school administrations and health services.
Specifically, the staff promotes prevention, wellness and healthy life choices to students, as well as to parents and faculty. Activities include health-fairs, individual consultations, school wellness activities, professional workshops, age specific education classes, as well as providing a reference of accurate information to school personnel on various health topics.