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Verbatim: Clinics close for pending move

Statement issued Monday:

Immunization, STD and TB clinics to relocate to one building on New Haven Avenue

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s three clinics will be closed this week in order to move to a new location.

The health department’s Immunization Clinic, Infectious Disease Center/TB Clinic, and HIV/STD Clinic are relocating to one building at 4813 New Haven Ave., about four miles east of downtown. The clinics will reopen at the new location on Monday, May 3. Hours of operation will be weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most services will be by appointment only.

Currently, the Immunization Clinic and the STD Clinic are located in the City-County Building at 1 E. Main St., while the Infectious Disease Center/TB Clinic is a stand-alone clinic at 2040 S. Calhoun St.

Administrator Mindy Waldron says combining the clinics into one building will provide more efficiencies in service provision and more flexibility for staff. Patients will also enjoy more privacy, free parking and access along the Citilink bus route.

The health department’s administrative offices, the Vital Records Office, and most of the environmental health programs will remain at their present location on the 5th floor of the City-County Building.

People needing a birth or death certificate, a food permit, or a septic permit will still need to come to the 5th floor for those services. The department’s Vector Control and Environmental Services division, which houses the mosquito and rodent control programs, remains at 2242 Carroll Road.

Located at the corner of New Haven Avenue and Meyer Road, the new clinic will be known as the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health Medical Annex. The nearly 15,000-square foot building, a former credit union, underwent $1.8 million in renovations that included all new ventilation, lighting, electrical and plumbing on two floors. An elevator for ADA compliance was also installed. Strebig Construction was the contractor for the project.

Once the Medical Annex opens, the health department clinics will operate as follows:

  • The Immunization Clinic offers immunizations to children two months to 18 years of age and some adult immunizations. The clinic will be open 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment. For questions or to make an appointment, call (260) 449-7514.
  • The HIV/STD Clinic offers confidential testing and treatment services. The clinic is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 11 and 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment. The clinic takes walk-ins on Mondays and Thursdays. For questions or to make an appointment, call (260) 449-7504.
  • The Infectious Disease Clinic/TB Clinic offers testing and treatment for tuberculosis and contact investigations for other communicable diseases. For questions or to make an appointment, call (260) 449-7920.

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