Health Access Programs

Hoosier Healthwise

(Applicants must reside in Indiana)

Indiana's health care program for children from birth to 18 years of age, pregnant women and low-income working families. The program is administered by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. Coverage includes primary and preventive care services. To find out more information or to apply, please refer to the contact information below.

325 N. Lafayette Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601


Volunteer Provider Network

With community partners and the leadership of a group of physician champions, a system was developed to better coordinate health care for low income, medically uninsured individuals in St. Joseph County. The Volunteer Provider Network (VPN) provides access to essential health care, including primary physician services, specialty services, hospital services, X-rays and lab work at no charge to the enrollee while creating an equitable distribution of charity care for the providers in our community.

The VPN program is available to residents in St. Joseph County who live at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, do not have access to medical insurance and are not qualified for any form of public insurance. The VPN program receives administrative funding from Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center.

1010 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628


The Health Professionals

Healthy answers from nurses who know are only an email or phone call away…

When you have questions about medical and health issues, The Health Professionals at Memorial are always available by phone to help you get the answers you need. Now you can also email the nurses any time and they will send back credible reference material to help you make good health decisions.

Email a Nurse

Support healthy brain development
Support healthy brain development

BrainWorks translates neuroscience into easy-to-understand strategies for improved health, good decision making, and overall well-being throughout your life. Visit us to play brain games, participate in online meditations, or register for brain health presentations and webinars.

Visit the Health Discovery Center
Visit the Health Discovery Center

The Health Discovery Center provides computers, a health reference library and a variety of educational materials in a relaxed and quiet setting. Learn from our nursing education staff in free, confidential sessions.

Memorial HealthWorks! Kids' Museum
Memorial HealthWorks! Kids' Museum

Interactive children's health education center in downtown South Bend, infectiously contaminating kids to learn, have fun and make great life choices!