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Indiana State Department of Health

ISDH Home > Health Care Quality & Regulatory > Acute Care/Hospitals > Rural Health Clinic Certification Program Rural Health Clinic Certification Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the homepage for the Indiana State Department of Health Rural Health Clinic Certification Program.  The Indiana State Department of Health monitors rural health clinics for quality for all citizens in need of these clinic services.  The rural health clinics that are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for reimbursement are the clinics found in a rural underserved area of the state and meet the criteria for a shortage area.  The rural health clinics must employ a midwife or nurse practitioner or physician assistant 50% of the clinic’s operational hours. The Indiana State Department of Health inspects rural health clinics on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Contact the Program

Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)
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Program Manager
Kelly Hemmelgarn
khemmelgarn@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7541
(317) 233-7472  [Administrative Assistant]

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The Incident Report Form is for health care facilities to notify the Indiana State Department of Health of a reportable incident pursuant to the ISDH Reportable Unusual Occurrence Policy.  The Incident Report Form is also for health care facility staff (nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and hospice agencies) to report a reasonable suspicion of a crime against a resident pursuant to Federal regulations.  This form is not to be used to file a complaint.

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