IndyGo launches medical clinic and on-demand service program – Inside Indiana Business

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IndyGo launched two programs to help underserved populations in Indianapolis, including an on-demand transit service and a mobile health clinic. The bus system says the programs provide equitable access to transportation and health care for residents in need.

IndyGo announces the launch of “Wellness in Transit”, with free clinics Gennesaret based in Indianapolis. Starting Tuesday, the program will have a mobile medical clinic parked at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, offering free health services to visitors.

IndyGo claims it is a free service for everyone, regardless of health insurance status.

The transportation system indicates that the objective of the initiative is to meet a need and provide resources to users while reducing the transportation burden of an additional trip.

“Public transit has a direct impact on an individual’s ability to access services that improve their health and well-being,” said IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans. “IndyGo’s mission is centered on connecting our community to vital opportunities like this through mobility experiences. Launching this service at our transit center in the heart of Indianapolis will allow our program to have the greatest impact and reach the greatest number of transit riders.

IndyGo says the services will be available every Tuesday, May through October, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Gennesaret is thrilled to be working with IndyGo on this project which will be essential for so many people in the community, including those who face barriers to accessing quality health care,” said Theresa Patterson, executive director of Gennesa and Free Clinics.

According to Evans, depending on the success of this pilot program, it could be expanded to other locations in the city.

Click here to learn more about the medical clinic program.

Meanwhile, IndyGo also announced the launch of IndyGo Connect, a new on-demand transit service pilot.

The system says the program will expand mobility access in Southeast Indianapolis. The program will help move riders from this part of town to existing bus stops in the service area.

IndyGo uses a platform, called Via, that uses algorithms to create trips by matching multiple passengers heading in the same direction.

“Via is thrilled to partner with IndyGo to launch IndyGo Connect, which will bring equitable public mobility to Southeast Indianapolis,” said Dillon Twombly, chief revenue officer at Via. “Via and IndyGo both believe that access to opportunity shouldn’t depend on private car ownership, which is why we’ve designed an on-demand service affordable to all riders that extends the reach of the existing public transport in the city.”

IndyGo says riders can book a shared ride through a smartphone app. Rides cost $1.75 per ride or less.

Learn more about IndyGo Connect by clicking here.