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Stay Hydrated & Healthy This Summer

Hydration in the Heat: Avoid Dehydration this Summer  Summer is a great time of year to enjoy being outdoors! The best way to beat the summer heat is to stay ... Read more

Nurses Week 2024

Each year, from May 6th-12th, we recognize nurses for their service to the healthcare community and their dedication to improving the lives of their patients. In honor of National Nurses ... Read more

Not All Fur & Games

It’s Not All Fur & Games…It’s Also Health Benefits It’s no secret people love their animals. There are entire industries dedicated to helping showcase if we’re a “dog mom,” a ... Read more

Gardening for Good Health!

Gardening Isn’t Just For Green Thumbs Spring is here and so is the ability to get outdoors and enjoy being in nature a bit more. We know being outside can ... Read more

Step Up Your Diabetic Care

When it comes to managing diabetes, it’s important to pay attention to every aspect of your health, including your feet. Often overlooked, foot care is an essential part of diabetic ... Read more

Eye Health for the Whole Body

You may have heard the saying that the eyes are windows to the soul. But did you know your eyes are also a window into your overall health? Comprehensive eye exams go ... Read more

Walking For Health Benefits

You don’t have to walk 500 miles, and then walk 500 more miles to get the health benefits from walking. According to The Heart Association as little as 150 minutes of brisk ... Read more

Staying Safe During Emergency Alert Tests: A Guide for Those in Vulnerable Situations

In today’s society, technology plays a significant role in our lives, including during emergencies. On October 4th at 1:00pm CST, a national emergency alert test will take place to ensure the ... Read more

Prediabetes Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

The alarming fact is that 96 million American adults have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition that puts you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and ... Read more

Hypoglycemia vs Hyperglycemia

Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes has grown a great deal over the last six decades and remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Those ... Read more

Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes has grown a great deal over the last six decades and remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Those ... Read more

Prediabetic Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The alarming fact is that 96 million American adults have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition that puts you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and ... Read more

Staying Safe During Emergency Alert Tests: A Guide for Those in Vulnerable Situations

In today’s society, technology plays a significant role in our lives, including during emergencies. On October 4th at 1:00pm CST, a national emergency alert test will take place to ensure ... Read more

Back to School Health Checklist

    In an effort to pack in as much fun as possible during summer break, bedtimes are pushed back for a lot of school-age children. It’s essential, however, that ... Read more

Spring – And Allergy Season – Is Here!

Are you suffering from seasonal allergies? Are you WONDERING if you have seasonal allergies or if it could be a virus like the cold, flu, or COVID-19? While it is ... Read more

Feed Your Tomorrow With Good Nutrition Today

The benefits of good nutrition are not only important, but also life-long.   The advantages of good nutrition, starting as a child are important to support brain development and healthy growth ... Read more

Celebrate Black History

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall Last year, Black Americans accounted for more than 13% of of the U.S. population, ... Read more

Black History Month: Support Local Black-Owned Businesses

Every February, we celebrate Black History Month and reflect on the accomplishments, legacies, and contributions of Black Americans. Black History Month is a great time to support Black-owned businesses and ... Read more

Women’s Health Month

May is Women’s Health Month. We want to help you get and stay healthy – and that starts with you taking control of your health and wellness! According to the ... Read more

Get a Jump Start on Back to School

We know how hectic summertime can be. There are memories to be made, sports to travel to, and we also have to figure out how to schedule in leisure time ... Read more

Healthy Happy Easter Tips

Easter baskets can make us think of plastic grass – that gets everywhere – and the smell of sugar in the way of jelly beans. If you’re looking for healthier ... Read more

Women’s History Month: Ruby Hirose

Ruby Hirose, a name often left out of history books. Ruby was the first second-generation Japanese American to graduate from high school in Washington. She would go on to receive ... Read more

Women’s History Month: Matilda Joslyn Gage

Matilda Joslyn Gage was many things. According to history sources, she was “a pioneering suffragist, abolitionist, Native American rights advocate, a humanitarian, and a visionary.” Matilda was born in 1826, ... Read more

Women’s History Month: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was born 58 years ago in Illinois. She grew up on the south side of Chicago with a blue-collar family background. The forty-fourth first lady of the United ... Read more

Women’s History Month: Madame Curie

It’s often stated that Marie Curie was curious, from a young age – she seemingly always enjoyed science and research. Years down the road, this would lead to her discovering ... Read more

Good Health Isn’t About Being Lucky

St. Patrick’s Day brings with it visions of four-leaf clovers, green, and the luck o’ the Irish. While we could all use a little extra good fortune and a pot ... Read more

Women’s Health and Wellness

A balanced and nutritious diet is a key part of both men and women’s overall well-being. The basics of eating healthy are the same for all of us. Women, however, ... Read more

Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams was among the first doctors in the United States to successfully perform open heart surgery! Not only was he a pioneer of medicine, and a skilled surgeon ... Read more

Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison has accomplished many things in her life. During her early school years on the South Side of Chicago, she discovered her love of science. This would lead ... Read more

Black History Month Spotlight: Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks – a name you may not have seen in most of our history books. But, you should have. Henrietta Lacks Henrietta spent her most formative years living in a ... Read more

Black History Month Spotlight: Mary Eliza Mahoney

February has been celebrated as Black History Month since President Gerald Ford called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in ... Read more

NorthShore is Joining the Y

NorthShore Health Centers is joining forces with the Portage Township YMCA and Duneland Family YMCA to address critical health and wellness needs and provide the community with solutions to achieving ... Read more

New Year. New Health Goals.

With every year and the promise of a fresh start, we make resolutions. The top five New Year’s resolutions for last year, according to Statista, are: getting more exercise, losing ... Read more

Safe Toy and Gift Giving

Once again, the holiday season is upon us! But before we get lost in the never-ending hustle and bustle, let’s take a few minutes to make sure that we are ... Read more

Celebrate the Me in We.

Every year, the color pink takes over the month of October. Research indicates pink makes people feel accepted and nurtured, which may be why we associate that color with femininity. ... Read more

Dental Tips for a Sweet Halloween

Halloween is almost here. This also means you’re likely to be encountering a whole lot more candy (and a lot more little “please! One more piece!” comments from the little ... Read more

New Spanish-Speaking Provider

From a young age, Mayory Roberts knew that helping her community was the deepest part of her soul. This stemmed from her profound love towards others, which guided her to ... Read more

Happy National Health Centers Week

Every year, the second week in August is National Health Center Week. This year’s theme was “The Chemistry for Strong Communities.”  We know we have the right makeup here at ... Read more

Our La Porte Clinic is Moving.

We’re moving! We’re excited to be expanding our La Porte clinic to offer more services and space for our patients. Our medical and substance abuse departments will be in our ... Read more

Now Open Inside Stracks!

Our newest location opened on Monday, August 9, 2021! We have partnered with Strack and Van Til to bring convenient clinics to three cities in Northwest Indiana: Schererville, Crown Point, ... Read more

Back to School is Back!

There are 101 total tips here to help make back to school even easier. And we can help with #1. Make sure you take advantage of our back-to-school physical special. ... Read more

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is now a National Holiday. Learn more about the history here.

NorthShore 2021 Awards

NorthShore received awards for their pediatric care, pharmacy, and urgent care from the Best of the Region and Neighbor's Choice Awards.

Cancer Survivor Month

June is Cancer Survivor Month. According to The American Cancer Society there will be an estimated 1,898,160 cases of cancer in the U.S. during 2021. With a projected statistic of ... Read more

Medical Professionals Who Have Impacted the LGBTQ Community

      Annesa Flentje, PhD Annesa Flentje is an associate professor at the UCSF School of Nursing. Her focus as a clinical psychologist is to reduce health disparities within ... Read more

May Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our May Employees of the Month!

April Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our April Employees of the Month!

Open Interviews for Custodial and Clinical Positions

NorthShore is hiring for custodial and clinical positions. We are hosting open interviews on June 9th and 10th. Click here for more information on our open positions.

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men's Health Month. Did you know that men make up 1/2 the amount of preventative care visits than women do? Click here to learn more.

NorthShore is Hiring Medical Assistants – $1,500 Starting Bonus

We're hiring! NorthShore is looking for Medical Assistants to join our team. We are offering a $1,500 starting bonus. Click here to learn more.

Sun Screen Safety

We all know using sun screen is important, but are you using it correctly? Read these tips from the ADA to help keep you safe in the sun.

Open Interview for Dental Assistants

Join us for open interviews for our Dental Assistant Position on Wednesday, April 28th from 8am-12pm at our Portage location. Click here to read more about the position.

Moment of Laughter Day

April 14th is Moment of Laughter Day. Read more about how laughter is beneficial to your health here.

Open Interviews for Front Desk and Scheduling

NorthShore is hosting open interviews for front desk, scheduling, and nursing positions. Join us for open interviews or apply online.

Mask Requirement

We care about the safety of our staff and patients. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to follow the most recent Indiana mask guidelines, masks are required in all NorthShore locations.

Every Kid Healthy Week

Every Kid Healthy Week April 26-April 30 According to, Every Kid Healthy Week is celebrated each year to celebrate the achievement of school health and wellness. This observance takes ... Read more

Frozen Foods: Myth or Fact?

Click here to read about some common frozen food misconceptions and to learn the myths and facts of buying frozen meals.

Influential Women in Healthcare

Throughout history, women have made an incredible impact on many facets of society. We wanted to highlight some of the most influential women in healthcare.

2020 Living the Mission Recap

View our 2020 Living the Mission nominees. Employees are nominated for going above and beyond.

NorthShore Fun Fridays

Click here to check out our NorthShore Fun Friday pictures. Every week, the staff is given a theme and can dress up accordingly on Fridays.  

Thanksgiving Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Check out these Diabetic Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes. And, don’t forget to join us at our Diabetic classes once events resume.    

NorthShore Welcomes Dr. Kassar

Read the Portage Life article about our new Endocrinologist, Dr. Kassar, here.  

Zucchini Cucumber Salad

Even though we can’t meet in person for our FamilyFoodFun events, keep an eye on our page to learn more Family Friendly recipes! For now, here’s how you can make ... Read more

The Easiest Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

Check out this easy yet delicious recipe for Crock Pot Mac & Cheese. And don’t forget to join us at FamilyFoodFun for more recipe ideas!  

Optometry Locations Now Open!

We are proud to announce that both of our vision centers are open and ready to serve the community! With the recent addition of our Portage location, located at 6050 ... Read more

Tomato, Chive, and Mango Salsa

Try this delicious recipe for tomato, chive, and mango salsa. This is just one of the many recipes we’ve learned at Diabetic Diner, so be sure to check it out ... Read more

8 Ways We Are Protecting You

Learn about how we are protecting you during this unprecedented time.  

NorthShore Welcomes Kyla Schreck, Nurse Practitioner

Click here to read an article from NWI Life on our new Nurse Practitioner, Kyla Schreck!

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad

Learn how to make healthy recipes like this and more at our Diabetic Diner classes held every other month.  

Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Stay warm with this cheesy broccoli soup idea. For more family-friendly recipes, join us at FamilyFoodFun!  

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken

Check out this delicious (and diabetic-friendly) recipe for Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken. Join us at our Diabetic Classes for more nutritious recipe ideas!  

NorthShore Employee Spotlight – Toni Modglin

Click here to read the article to learn more about our employee spotlight, Toni Modglin, and her career here at NorthShore!  

FamilyFoodFun: Crock Pot Vegetable Soup

At our last FamilyFoodFun event in December, everyone got a sample of this delicious soup, and we even gave the first 20 families the groceries to make it at home ... Read more

Diabetic Friendly Graham Cracker Sandwich Recipe

Check out this easy recipe for diabetic-friendly graham cracker sandwiches. To learn more diabetic-friendly recipes, join us for our Diabetic Diner classes.  

Northshore Health Centers and SouthShore Gary RailCats Partner Together For Annual Health Fair

While it may not seem like it, baseball and taking care of the community have one very important thing in common: neither can happen without teamwork. Visit NWI.Life for the ... Read more

Pink Ribbon Society Supports NorthShore Health Centers’ Breast Cancer Services with $10,000 Donation

On Friday March 10th, Ann Peters, President and Founder of the Pink Ribbon Society met with representatives of NorthShore Health Centers at the NorthShore Administrative Office in Portage to present ... Read more

NorthShore Health Centers Celebrates Happy, Healthy Families with 2nd Annual First Birthday Party

A child’s first birthday is a cause for celebration for NorthShore Health Centers. Over a dozen families joined the NorthShore team for their second annual First Birthday Party for patients ... Read more

Northshore Health Centers Receives Backing from City Council for $18 Million Medical Facility Planned for Portage

Twenty-two years after starting as a teen clinic at Portage High School, North Shore Health Centers will build a 50,000-square-foot medical facility just a short distance away on Willowcreek Road. ... Read more

NorthShore Health Centers’ “Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair” Brings Lake Station Community Together to Celebrate National Health Center Week

On Tuesday, NorthShore Health Centers kicked off their National Health Center Week celebration by hosting patients and the community at their Lake Station location for the annual Patient Appreciation Health ... Read more

Partners of Life: Best of Healthcare Round Up

Our healthcare clients spend their days helping others, fixing problems, and saving lives. Each day they are faced with unique challenges and struggles, but more importantly, successes. Visit NWI.Life for ... Read more

NorthShore Health Centers Another Step Closer to New 51K sq./ft. Portage Location

NorthShore Health Centers’ new $18 million Portage location took a big step towards completion earlier this year after the Portage City Council backed the project, which will allow the regional ... Read more

NorthShore Health Centers Provide Candy and Resources at 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

A rainy day wouldn’t stop the Halloween fun at NorthShore Health Centers’ 2nd annual Halloween Trunk or Treat bash on Tuesday evening. The event saw over 350 families from all ... Read more

NorthShore made the list for Top 10 Community Articles for 2017 on PortageLife

We published hundreds of articles on the PortageLife Community Section this past year. Community gatherings, new playgrounds, and so much more were fair game for sharing! With so many notable ... Read more

NorthShore Hosts 5th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Portage Boys & Girls Club

NorthShore Health Centers hosted their 5th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday, turning Portage’s Boys & Girls Club into a fairground with bounce houses, photo opportunities, face painting, egg hunts, and ... Read more

NorthShore Health of Hammond Offers 3-D Mammography

Imagine a mammogram that provides a clearer, more comprehensive image, thereby detecting cancer earlier on, reducing the chance of a false positive, and decreasing anxiety. NorthShore Health Center of Hammond ... Read more

NorthShore hosts annual “We are Wild About Moms” event, 600 in attendance

On any given day, moms can treat their kids to loads of fun at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center. On May 8, NorthShore Health Centers commandeered the space and hosted ... Read more

NorthShore teams up with Gary Southshore RailCats to offer annual Men’s Health Fair at Father’s Day game

A warm summer day is a wonderful thing, and it’s even better if spent enjoying a leisurely game of what is often referred to as America’s pastime. But, what’s better ... Read more

NorthShore throws “Happy Birthday Baby” celebration for patients turning 1 year old

NorthShore Health Centers kicked off summer with a day of family fun at their 3rd Annual Happy Birthday Baby! Celebration Thursday morning. The event celebrated new patients who were around ... Read more

NorthShore Health Centers Employee in the Spotlight: Mike Wichlinski

NorthShore Health Centers is known for bringing quality, affordable care that’s accessible to the community. However, their endeavors wouldn’t be possible without a crew of dedicated and knowledgeable employees and ... Read more

NorthShore hosts annual Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair in honor of National Health Center Week

The NorthShore Health Centers supports its patients in a way that stretches beyond the doctor’s office. For the last five years, they have provided a time and a place for ... Read more

Community joins NorthShore Health Centers for second day of Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair at Scottsdale location

In honor of National Health Center Week, an annual salutation to the mission and triumphs of health centers across the United States, NorthShore Health Centers invited the public to come ... Read more

NorthShore breaks ground on new facility

On a brisk September afternoon, NorthShore Health Centers broke ground on their new flagship medical facility in Portage. The large health center will include a wide variety of services under ... Read more

NorthShore Health Centers Offers Life Saving CPR Classes

NorthShore Health Centers invites you to join them for an intensive educational Family and Friends CPR Class. The community education class will provide the knowledge and practice to possibly save ... Read more

NorthShore Hosts 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat

With Halloween just a day away, monsters, heroes, and princesses of all kinds descended upon Lake Station for NorthShore Health Center’s Annual Trunk or Treat festivities. Costumed kids and families ... Read more

NorthShore Welcomes New Medical Director Dr. Andi Arnautovic

NorthShore Health Centers, one of the Region’s leading providers in providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare, just got even stronger thanks to a fantastic addition to their team. Dr. Andi Arnautovic, ... Read more

NorthShore Hosts Annual RailCats Health Fair With Free Health Screenings

The sun was shining as spectators filled the stands at Sunday’s Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game. As if the warm, sunny weather and an afternoon spent enjoying America’s favorite pastime ... Read more

NorthShore Partners With Tobacco Education and Prevention of Porter County to Stop the Use of Tobacco Products

NorthShore Health Centers and the Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition of Porter County work tirelessly to stop and prevent the use of tobacco products in Porter County and beyond. Denise ... Read more

NorthShore Breaks Ground on New Portage Clinic

On September 10th, NorthShore held a groundbreaking ceremony for our new Portage Clinic. The clinic will be on Willowcreek Rd just south of US 6 on the east side of ... Read more

$20 Flu Shot

Get the shot, not the flu! NorthShore is offering $20 flu shots at all locations. This promotion is open to the public, and no appointment is necessary. Payment options include ... Read more