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INDIANAPOLIS — A primary care clinic is being built in Indianapolis by way of a collaboration involving Indianapolis Public Schools and American Health Network, part of Optum.

The clinic, which will be built at 4405 Allisonville Road, will provide no-cost primary care to IPS teachers and employees and serve as a hub for primary care for a large senior community in the area.

The clinic will focus on wellness. All the providers will host after-hours classes about nutrition and health, in addition to other classes designed to meet the needs of local residents.

“When we partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools to serve as their primary care providers in 2020, we knew they didn’t want to drive all over the city to see a caring, high-quality healthcare provider after a long day of caring for our community’s children,” said Mark Benson, interim CEO and chief medical officer at American Health network. “We want them to have easy access to more providers locally, closer and more convenient to home. We are pleased to now enhance our partnership further by building a new clinic dedicated to serving our IPS patients and the community.”

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday. Construction on the new building will begin this summer and is expected to be complete by the fall.