At HealthLinc, we’re a family. That means we care for our own like we care for our community. We meet the needs of our employees by providing competitive wages and benefits.

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
HealthLinc offers PPO and High-Deductible Health Plan options through UMR/United Healthcare. All medical plans provide 100% coverage for network preventive care services. Dental coverage provides preventive, diagnostic and restorative care as well as orthodontic services up to age 19. Vision coverage provides an annual vision exam, corrective lenses/contacts and LASIK and PRK vision correction procedures.

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Health Savings Account (HSA)
An HSA is a tax-free savings account that allows redirection of pre-tax payroll dollars into an account to pay for eligible healthcare expenses for employees and their dependents. HealthLinc provides $1,000 annually to each employees’ Health Savings Account.

Wellness Program
HealthLinc’s wellness program provides benefit-eligible employees and their enrolled spouses a variety of services and resources, such as biometric screenings, health coaching, gym membership discounts, flu vaccinations and more. You can also earn medical premium discounts for participation in the various programs.

SupportLinc – Employee Assistance Program
An employer-paid benefit for employees and their immediate family members. This benefit helps you deal with life’s challenges and the demands that come with managing home and work.

Retirement Program
All employees have the opportunity to enroll in a 403(b) Retirement Program. HealthLinc will make safe harbor matching contributions at 100% of the first 3% of compensation employees contribute to the plan and 50% of the next 2% of compensation employees contribute to the plan. Contributions to the plan, plus any earnings they generate, are fully and immediately vested.

Life Insurance
Group Life Insurance – HealthLinc provides and pays for Group Life and AD&D insurance for employees. Full-time employees receive $20,000 and part-time employees receive $10,000.

Voluntary Life Insurance – Voluntary supplemental life insurance coverage is available for employees and eligible dependents.

Disability Insurance
Short-Term Disability – HealthLinc pays for STD insurance for full-time employees. In the event an employee becomes disabled from accidental injury or sickness, 60% of weekly earnings will be replaced with a maximum benefit of $2,000 per week after a 14-day elimination period.

Long-Term Disability – LTD is a voluntary benefit a full-time employee may elect. This benefit provides a benefit of 60% of monthly earnings up to $6,000 per month after a 90-day elimination period.

Paid Time Off (PTO)
HealthLinc provides a minimum of two weeks of paid time off to new full-time employees. In addition, qualified employees receive a day for wellness and a day to volunteer annually.

HealthLinc observes 7 paid holidays per year and 3 “floating holidays” in addition to PTO as outlined in the Holidays Policy and Procedure.

VIP Benefits
Discounts on a variety of services, such as wireless discounts, that employees can access for their personal use.

Student Loan Repayment
Loan repayment is offered through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and The Nurse Corps (for Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives). If denied loan repayment from these programs, HealthLinc offers contracted providers student loan repayment assistance. Eligible providers may be considered for student loan repayment up to $18,000 per year, with a maximum lifetime benefit of $54,000.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
HealthLinc provides CME funds on an annual basis.

"Great employees, nice, clean environment. Love it when they find ways to help those with low or no income. Every little bit helps so much and they sometimes have contests or promotions to help you help yourself. I am entered to win a Kindle because I had a PAP done. How awesome is that?"


"My doctor is wonderful. He takes his time and I never feel rushed. I am always in the room on time and out within a reasonable time."

"First time and I was absolutely impressed. Had a dental emergency and no insurance. HealthLinc went above and beyond my expectations. Ended up having 5 teeth pulled that have been bothering me for years. No other dentist would even touch them because I had no dental insurance. I can honestly say I was very impressed and thankful to finally have decent care at a decent price."

"I love HealthLinc! Service is always fast and friendly. Nurses and doctors are wonderful! I refer HealthLinc to all my friends!"

"Comfortable atmosphere, sliding scale payments with good physicians that care. They truly care about the patients and go above and beyond to help. I went to HealthLinc before having insurance, but still go here now that I do because I enjoy them that much. I would recommend to anyone seeking general medical help."

"I have had nothing but caring doctors and dentist here for my child. On her first dentist apt. they were very understanding and patient with my child who was afraid and comforted her very well. The doctor was amazing and I'm happy she's my daughter's new family physician."


"When we lost our health insurance I panicked, but a HealthLinc Navigator was there to help. She held my hand through the entire process and made sure I was taken care of. In a time of such uncertainty, she made me feel confident that we would be OK. "

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HealthLinc, Inc. receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Lilia Bonilla - Family Nurse Practitioner

Site Medical Director

Lilia Bonilla is the Site Medical Director and a Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine. She is board certified with over 19 years of experience as a highly skilled and dedicated family nurse practitioner. Lilia provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. She has extensive experience in family and adult medicine, women’s health and pediatrics. Lilia is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Association. She also serves as a preceptor and mentor for Nurse Practitioner Residents. Lilia is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Specialties: Family Practice, Women’s Health, Pediatrics


Diana Garcia Burns - Family Nurse Practitioner

Diana Garcia Burns has been serving East Chicago for over 30 years. She is experienced in family medicine, emergency medicine, public health, and administration. Diana is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is certified in Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and Stroke Care. She is currently an instructor for the American Heart Association and a member of the Indiana Nurses Association (INA), American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Public and Environmental Health


Dr. Ed S. Hassan - Internal Medicine

Dr. Hassan has practiced medicine on four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, giving him a unique perspective to health care. He received additional training in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Hassan is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Specialties: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Elevated Blood Cholesterol


Salman Nadine headshot with HealthLinc lab coat

Nadine Salman - Family Nurse Practitioner

Nadine Salman delivers patient-centered care from infancy to adulthood by providing education and counseling on health promotion and disease prevention. She serves as an advocate by working in a partnership with patients and families to provide holistic care. Nadine’s passion is to give patients the tools and knowledge to help them make better health choices so they can live longer and healthier.

Specialties: Pediatrics, Disease Prevention, Adult Health and Wellness Promotion


Jessica Sinclair - Clinical Pharmacist


Dr. Carl Toren - Pediatrician

Dr. Toren’s practice is focused on the health of children, both for the present and the future. He partners with families to monitor a child’s growth, development, nutrition, and safety, while following expert guidelines for vaccinations and screenings. If sickness comes, he offers comprehensive examinations, tests to discover the cause and then arranges any necessary treatment and follow-up. Dr. Toren is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Specialties: Pediatric Development, Pediatric Nutrition, Immunizations


Charita Weekly - Family Nurse Practitioner

Charita Weekly’s number one priority is providing excellent, comprehensive health care. She serves the entire family with a focus on promoting health and maintenance. Each approach is age specific to her patient and transitions throughout their life span. With emphasis on disease prevention and wellness, she treats the whole person and assists in achieving a higher quality of life.

Specialties: Family, Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation, Disease Prevention

Dr. Firas Adhami - Dentist

Dr. Firas Adhami is committed to alleviating the health disparities of the underserved. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Prosthodontics Award from the American College of Prosthodontics. In May 2016, he published an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association entitled “Soft-tissue calcification on a panoramic radiograph.” Dr. Adhami maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Specialties: Extractions, Root Canal Therapy, Prosthodontics


April Chaja - Dental Hygienist

LaTonya Cooper - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

HealthLinc, Inc. receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

HealthLinc, Inc. is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)