Indiana Health Center South Bend provides bilingual, full-time, board-certified physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental hygienists and staff who provide high-quality, affordable medical care with respect, understanding and compassion.
More than 35,000 patients visit IHC South Bend each year. The clinic opened dental services in 2002, equipped to handle routine dental care and dental emergencies and surgeries.
A second Indiana Health Center South Bend site — Project Homecoming — serves the area’s homeless community, including veterans and children. Medical staff at Project Homecoming see more than 4,000 patients. Project Homecoming accepts Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance, and provides health care on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.
IHC Project Homecoming Address:
Tuesday: 9 am - 12 pm
The Indiana Health Center (IHC) South Bend is the oldest, neighborhood Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the city. South Bend is home to one of the State’s most ethnically diverse populations.
Since 1979, IHC South Bend has been a medical home base for those who need medical care the most — children and families, seniors, the homeless, farm workers, and the increasing number of people who are uninsured, under-insured and unemployed.
One in seven South Bend residents live at or below poverty level
One in six children in South Bend live at or below poverty — that number jumps to nearly one in five in St. Joseph County
43 percent of people in St. Joseph County who are at or below 200 percent of poverty are without health insurance
St. Joseph County has a higher infant mortality rate and fewer expectant mothers receiving prenatal care than State or National averages
Mortality rates for breast cancer, hypertensive heart disease, and hypertension-related renal disease are higher than the State or National averages.
Medicaid and Medicare are accepted, as well as many private insurance plans. For patients without insurance, there is a schedule of fee discounts based on income and family size. (REFER TO SLIDING FEE SCHDULE)
Specialists in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; treatment of illness and injury; preventative care; school physicals; immunizations; family planning; lab tests; pharmacy; health education; case management; Hoosier Healthwise and HIP applications; prenatal care.
Carol Sikorski - Site Medical Director, Women's Health Practitioner
Carol attended college at Indiana University, South Bend, IN where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and then obtained her certificate as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in 1996. She is married with three children and they have a variety of animals. Her interests include making crafts, sewing, and watching movies on TV.
Michele Hursh - Family Nurse Practitioner
Michele received her Master's Degree from Grand Valley State University in 2008. After working at Memorial Hospital as an RN in critical care for 20 years, she is now a family nurse practitioner. She lives in the area with her husband and five parrots, two cats, a dog, and salt water fish. When she isn't spending time with patients at work, she is at home gardening, knitting, reading, or spending time with her family.
Peggy Su Chang, Pediatrician
Dr. Peggy Chang was born in Malaysia. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario Medical School, CANADA . She received her General Pediatrics residency training in Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She went to Oregon Health & Science University to receive Pediatrics Hematology - Oncology fellowship training. She is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Dr. Yahya El-Shinnawy
Yahya El-Shinnawy MD, Pediatrician, graduated from University of Khartoum, Sudan 1980. He did his Pediatric Residency at Cook County Hospital, Chicago and his Fellowship in Ambulatory/General Academic Pediatrics at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Master in Public Health, University of Illinois. He enjoys travel, reading and sports.
David Chapman - Practice Manager
Ramon Rodela - Case Manager