Who We Are
About NorthShore Health Centers
NorthShore Health Centers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, affordable healthcare to everyone, including the uninsured and underinsured in Porter, Lake and La Porte Counties. NorthShore currently has seven locations providing medical care. Patients are seen on both a scheduled and walk-in basis. After-hours services are also available through Urgent Care at three office locations, the Portage, Lake Station, and Hammond Centers. Extended hours for services are offered at our Portage, Lake Station, Hammond, and Merrillville Centers. Click on the location name for more information on services and hours for that specific location.
NorthShore has four dental offices located in Portage Portage, Lake Station (Dr. Fernando Rivera Dental Center), Merrillville, and Hammond, which provide preventative as well as corrective dental care to the communities we serve. NorthShore has recently added Chiropractic services to our Portage location to assist patients with spinal or musculoskeletal concerns.
NorthShore is always striving to improve our quality of care. Our facilities employ general practitioners, obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, prenatal nurses, family support specialists, case managers, patient navigators and community outreach specialists. Our Psychiatrists, Behavioral Health Consultants, and Substance Abuse Counselors work with our Primary Care Providers to ensure that emotional and behavioral issues are addressed as well as physical ones. We address your entire health and well-being. Service is provided regardless of ability to pay.
Digital x-ray, ultrasound, bone density scan, mammography, and laboratory services are also present on-site. A fully functional pharmacy is available at the Lake Station Center and Scottsdale Center under the direction of pharmacists employed by NorthShore.
Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Medicaid, and Marketplace enrollment services are available Monday through Friday on both an appointment and a walk-in basis, and Spanish-speaking employees and translation services are at all sites to provide Spanish-speaking patients with interpretation assistance.
NorthShore offers a sliding-scale based on income for those with no medical insurance who qualify. Based on yearly household income, patients can pay from a minimum of $25 (0% on the sliding scale) up to $65 (100% on the sliding scale) for an office visit. This sliding-scale does not cover lab and other outside fees, however, as those prices are set by third-party providers.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Services (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.