South Central Region

Meeting the needs of our community in southern and central Indiana

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Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Community Health offers a wide variety of programs and services to the community. 

From our work with the local school systems, to programs that help those living with HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease, our goal is to help our community live healthier.

Community Health works out of the three offices:

Locations

Community Health works out of the three offices:

The Active Living Coalition strives to increase the number of people who engage in a healthy, physically active lifestyle through collaborative efforts on community events, research, networking and programming that leads to increased physical activity opportunities for all who reside in Monroe County.

Active Living

The Active Living Coalition strives to increase the number of people who engage in a healthy, physically active lifestyle through collaborative efforts on community events, research, networking and programming that leads to increased physical activity opportunities for all who reside in Monroe County.

We seek to partner with local non-profits on initiatives that specifically aim to serve an identified community need, particularly in the areas of IU Health's five community outreach priorities: reducing health disparities or improving the quality of life for individuals living within IU Health communities, reaching largely underserved communities and supporting the strategic business goals for IU Health.

Submit an Online Community Impact Partnership Proposal

Community Partnerships

We seek to partner with local non-profits on initiatives that specifically aim to serve an identified community need, particularly in the areas of IU Health's five community outreach priorities: reducing health disparities or improving the quality of life for individuals living within IU Health communities, reaching largely underserved communities and supporting the strategic business goals for IU Health.

Submit an Online Community Impact Partnership Proposal

We offer CPR and First Aid classes for both the community and for health care providers. Learn how to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation to save a life with American Heart Association CPR. 

To register call:

CPR & First Aid

We offer CPR and First Aid classes for both the community and for health care providers. Learn how to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation to save a life with American Heart Association CPR. 

To register call:

IU Health hospitals host a variety of events and support groups to meet the needs of our communities. Visit the events page to learn more.

Events & Support Groups

IU Health hospitals host a variety of events and support groups to meet the needs of our communities. Visit the events page to learn more.

IU Health Paoli Hospital offers group tours and job shadowing opportunities to classes or groups highlighting major service areas such as Emergency Services, Air Evac Helicopter, Visiting Specialty Services, Surgery, lab, Med-surg and the New Life Center.

For more information:

Group Tours & Job Shadowing

IU Health Paoli Hospital offers group tours and job shadowing opportunities to classes or groups highlighting major service areas such as Emergency Services, Air Evac Helicopter, Visiting Specialty Services, Surgery, lab, Med-surg and the New Life Center.

For more information:

This program at IU Health Paoli Hospital teaches students about opportunities in the healthcare field. The students will learn about how the hospital works and the educational requirements, job duties, salary ranges and career opportunity for numerous health occupations. The typical program lasts 30 to 40 minutes. Call 812.723.7474 for more information.

Health Careers

This program at IU Health Paoli Hospital teaches students about opportunities in the healthcare field. The students will learn about how the hospital works and the educational requirements, job duties, salary ranges and career opportunity for numerous health occupations. The typical program lasts 30 to 40 minutes. Call 812.723.7474 for more information.

The MCPHC is a collaboration between Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and the Monroe County Health Department.

This clinic provides screenings for high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, blood sugar, anemia, lead, tuberculosis, head lice and pregnancy, as well as adult and pediatric immunizations. The clinic also offers health and wellness assessments and communicable disease education.

Learn more on the Monroe County website.

Monroe County Public Health Clinic

The MCPHC is a collaboration between Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and the Monroe County Health Department.

This clinic provides screenings for high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, blood sugar, anemia, lead, tuberculosis, head lice and pregnancy, as well as adult and pediatric immunizations. The clinic also offers health and wellness assessments and communicable disease education.

Learn more on the Monroe County website.

Registered dietitians at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital provide individual and group counseling for children and adults. These dietetic experts explain how to optimize good health and weight through sound nutrition habits and individualized meal planning. Specialized diet therapy is also available for the management of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypoglycemia, cancer, food allergies, high-risk pregnancy and other conditions.

  • Required: A doctor's order is required for any nutrition counseling services.
  • Appointments: Available Monday - Friday, hours vary.
  • Location: The Nutrition Therapy office is located in the Hunter School building at 727 W. Second St., Bloomington, IN 47403, and counseling is also available in some physician's offices.
  • More Information: Call 812-353-9678.

Nutrition Counseling

Registered dietitians at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital provide individual and group counseling for children and adults. These dietetic experts explain how to optimize good health and weight through sound nutrition habits and individualized meal planning. Specialized diet therapy is also available for the management of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypoglycemia, cancer, food allergies, high-risk pregnancy and other conditions.

  • Required: A doctor's order is required for any nutrition counseling services.
  • Appointments: Available Monday - Friday, hours vary.
  • Location: The Nutrition Therapy office is located in the Hunter School building at 727 W. Second St., Bloomington, IN 47403, and counseling is also available in some physician's offices.
  • More Information: Call 812-353-9678.

Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital partners with a number of local agencies to offer health screenings to the community:

  • Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Cholesterol Screenings are available on community locations including Bloomington's College Mall. The blood sugar and cholesterol screenings require a 12-hour fast for accurate results. The blood pressure and blood sugar screenings are free, and the cholesterol screening is $20 or $15 for Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Plus+Card members. View the most current dates of screenings.
  • Memory Screens are available at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. These screens are not intended to provide a diagnosis or replace a medical examination, but they are useful in identifying memory loss requiring further evaluation.

Location

333. E. Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN

tel: 812.353.9300

Other Health Screenings

Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital partners with a number of local agencies to offer health screenings to the community:

  • Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Cholesterol Screenings are available on community locations including Bloomington's College Mall. The blood sugar and cholesterol screenings require a 12-hour fast for accurate results. The blood pressure and blood sugar screenings are free, and the cholesterol screening is $20 or $15 for Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Plus+Card members. View the most current dates of screenings.
  • Memory Screens are available at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. These screens are not intended to provide a diagnosis or replace a medical examination, but they are useful in identifying memory loss requiring further evaluation.

Location

333. E. Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN

tel: 812.353.9300

Thousands of Bloomington residents have taken advantage of IU Health Bloomington Hospital's Plus+Card program, which provides people age 55 and older valuable discounts on the following:

  • Discount in hospital cafeteria
  • Discount on hospital sponsored community well checks
  • Discount on selected Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine classes
  • Monthly Community Health Events wellness calendar

Plus+Card memberships are free of charge for a lifetime, with no need to review. If you are 55 years old or over, sign-up for your free Plus+Card today (only one spouse needs to be 55 or over) by calling Indiana University Health Community Health at 812.353.9300.

Location

333 E. Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN

tel: 812.353.9300

Plus+Card

Thousands of Bloomington residents have taken advantage of IU Health Bloomington Hospital's Plus+Card program, which provides people age 55 and older valuable discounts on the following:

  • Discount in hospital cafeteria
  • Discount on hospital sponsored community well checks
  • Discount on selected Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine classes
  • Monthly Community Health Events wellness calendar

Plus+Card memberships are free of charge for a lifetime, with no need to review. If you are 55 years old or over, sign-up for your free Plus+Card today (only one spouse needs to be 55 or over) by calling Indiana University Health Community Health at 812.353.9300.

Location

333 E. Miller Drive, Bloomington, IN

tel: 812.353.9300

For many people, the subject of health insurance is complex, confusing and even intimidating. This can be especially true for seniors trying to keep up with the continual changes in Medicare.

If you have frequent questions about your health care coverage, schedule an appointment with a certified SHIP counselor. There is no cost for this service. A SHIP counselor will offer you objective assistance and answer your questions about Medicare. Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not sell or solicit for insurance.

To learn more or make an appointment, call 812.353.9300.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

For many people, the subject of health insurance is complex, confusing and even intimidating. This can be especially true for seniors trying to keep up with the continual changes in Medicare.

If you have frequent questions about your health care coverage, schedule an appointment with a certified SHIP counselor. There is no cost for this service. A SHIP counselor will offer you objective assistance and answer your questions about Medicare. Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not sell or solicit for insurance.

To learn more or make an appointment, call 812.353.9300.