When your HealthNet health center is closed:

A provider is available for after hours calls when HealthNet health centers are closed. Call your health center or our main line (317-957-2070) and someone will tell you what to do.

Please allow time for someone to return your call. Be available when they call back. You will be asked to give:

  • Patient’s name
  • Type of problem
  • Provider’s name
  • Names of any medicines you are taking
  • A 24-hour pharmacy telephone number

After hours care versus Emergency care

After hours care is when you need medical care but your illness or injury will not cause long-term harm or death. If you need after hours care, call your health center right away. Examples of urgent care:

  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Minor cuts

Emergency care is when an illness or injury will cause long-term harm or death if you do not go to an emergency room right away. If you need emergency care, go to the nearest hospital. Examples of emergency care:

  • Poisoning
  • Heart attack
  • Heavy bleeding