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Shelbyville's Jane Pauley Community Health Center delays opening new site until March

The Jane Pauley Community Health Center (JPCHC) announced that effective March 30, its Shelbyville practice will begin seeing patients in a new, expanded location at 1818 E. State Road 44, Suite B, in Shelbyville.

The original date called for that to be this Friday. Officials with the JPCHC said there is an unforeseen circumstance that led to the delay.

The practice is relocating from its prior space less than one-half mile away at 1640 E. State Road 44, Suite B. Having completely remodeled a former Gordmans’ Department Store, JPCHC is tripling from roughly 5,000 to 15,000 square feet to provide Primary and Behavioral Health Care services for local patients, with or without insurance.

A new onsite patient food pantry will open providing fresh produce, canned goods and more as available.

“This investment in our Shelby County presence has been in the works for over three years. We are pleased to increase our capacity for providing comprehensive, affordable care for all, with room for future growth as well,” said Marc Hackett, JPCHC CEO.

This year marks the JPCHC Shelbyville location’s 10th anniversary in the community. Doors initially opened in 2013 at the Shelbyville Middle School, and expanded when JPCHC acquired the free clinic at its current location in 2016.

JPCHC will celebrate with an open house at the new space for community partners and leaders on April 11 at 3 p.m. featuring a brief 3:30 p.m. presentation from Congressman Greg Pence and CEO Marc Hackett.

“As a Shelbyville native myself, it’s been gratifying to oversee the continued improvements in accessible healthcare for our local residents,” said Shelbyville Practice Manager Dawn Houchin, who has been with JPCHC since joining under the free clinic merger in 2016. “We have immediate openings for Primary Care appointments, now with new language translation services available to ensure access for all. A food pantry is in the works to open onsite in 2023. And, whether you are a patient or not, we can help with free insurance enrollment appointments."