Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Opens Premise Health Center

Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana (PHP) today opened an exclusive primary care center operated by national primary care company Premise Health. The Premise Health Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., will care for a select segment of PHP’s health plan clients and membership. PHP is the first local health plan in Indiana to offer employers and members a plan with exclusive primary care access. Additional centers throughout PHP’s footprint will be considered with successful operation of the Fort Wayne location. 

The Premise Health Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., will serve nearly 8,000 eligible members with a fully integrated care team of physicians, nurse practitioners, a behavioral health specialist, and medical assistants. In addition to comprehensive primary care for ages two and up and behavioral health services, the center will offer chronic condition management, biometric screenings, referral management, women’s health, and provider-dispensed medications. Care will be provided both in-person and virtually, through phone or video. 

“Providing convenient access to quality care for our members is a top priority for PHP,” said Gary Shearer, PHP president and CEO. “This center takes the patient experience to the next level with ease in seeing a provider and the opportunity to build a true partnership with a care team for lasting healthy outcomes.” 

Premise provides health care services to health plans like PHP using an advanced primary care model that focuses on improving a population’s health outcomes under a fixed-fee payment arrangement. This approach allows Premise providers to form lasting relationships with members, increasing opportunities for preventive care and ultimately reducing health care costs for employers. 

“PHP members now have improved access to quality primary care when and where it’s needed,” said Stu Clark, chief executive officer, Premise Health. “With more than 2.4 million Indiana residents lacking access to primary care, we look forward to closing that gap and helping improve the health of this community.” 

The center is located at 10006 Auburn Park Drive, Fort Wayne, Ind.