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About Us

North Central Health Services was created in 1984 to serve as the parent company of a family of corporations which included Lafayette Home Hospital, Home Hospital Foundation, and Service Frontiers Incorporated. Today, NCHS has a primary responsibility to operate River Bend Hospital, which is a nonprofit inpatient psychiatric hospital, licensed and certified by the Indiana FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction and accredited by the Joint Commission.

NCHS also is a grantmaking organization providing primarily capital grants to 501(c)(3) organizations serving the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties in Indiana. Grants are awarded to organizations for projects that relate to health and healthy communities.

River Bend Hospital

River Bend Hospital is licensed by the Indiana FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction and accredited by the Joint Commission as a nonprofit psychiatric hospital. Inpatient care is provided to adults by behavioral medicine specialists including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, activity therapists, and nurse professionals. They are well supported by others in the health profession and together create a therapeutic environment designed for short-term intervention and mental health enhancement.

River Bend Hospital accepts patients from throughout North Central Indiana and works cooperatively with others in behavioral health organizations to create a competent, caring environment for improving and restoring the mental health of our citizens.

Contact River Bend Hospital at (765) 464-0400.


CHARGES

Hospital charges vary from facility to facility for many complex reasons, including each hospital’s unique mix of services and per relationships. The government requires hospitals to maintain a fee schedule, commonly known as the chargemaster, and to publish the chargemaster on their websites. These charges do not reflect what the patients generally pay for the services they receive or represent what the hospital is actually paid in most circumstances. The chargemaster should not be used to estimate a patient’s actual cost of care or as a meaningful comparison about what hospitals are paid for their services. We encourage all patients - regardless of insurance status - to contact us in order to obtain a cost estimate, information about our financial assistance programs, or a better understanding of their insurance coverage.

Current Standard Charges

Community Benefit Grantmaking

NCHS is committed to continuing the traditions of Lafayette Home Hospital in providing health care and promoting healthy communities for the benefit of the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. NCHS has provided and intends to continue to provide financial support to qualified nonprofit organizations in these counties that share our commitment to health and healthy communities. NCHS has awarded over $65 million in grant funding since 1999. In that time, more than 200 organizations in eight counties have received one or more NCHS-funded grants.

Community Benefit Capital Grants

The NCHS Community Benefit Capital Grants program responds to unsolicited requests from qualified nonprofit organizations seeking support for capital projects related to health and the development of healthy communities. Visit the Community Benefit Capital Grants page to determine whether your project might be a fit for our grant guidelines and to learn more about our funding priorities and application process.

Community Benefit Partnerships

NCHS initiates strategic partnerships with coalitions, funders, nonprofits, and other entities to directly address the most critical community health needs identified by the River Bend Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment. These NCHS-initiated Community Benefit Partnerships fund the launch, expansion, or strengthening of programs and services that improve health outcomes and develop healthy communities.

Community

NCHS is committed to advancing and providing health care for the benefit of the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. NCHS operates River Bend Hospital, a nonprofit inpatient psychiatric hospital, licensed and certified by the Indiana Department of Mental Health. NCHS also provides financial support primarily for capital grants to nonprofit organizations who share our commitment to health and the development of healthy communities.