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Health clinic for Indiana government employees opens downtown

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — State government employees have a new way of getting health care, and it’s right at their fingertips. 

Indiana officials on Friday announced the opening of a primary care clinic in a room at the Government Center-South in downtown Indianapolis. 

Officials said more than 7,500 state employees work at the downtown government centers, and more than 16,000 employees and their families live nearby. The hope is that by having a clinic, it will help with work attendance. 

Matt Brown of the state Personnel Department, “We think that with access to onsite health care services, employees won’t have to take a half day or a full day off to go see a doctor, to get a prescription or have a condition attended to.

The company that runs the clinic said state employees will save about 17 percent on health plan costs by using its clinic.