IUSB Medical

Indiana University South Bend Vera Z. Dwyer Hall

1960 Northside Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46615

Toll Free: (888) 580-1060
After Hours: (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (574) 307-7673
Fax: (574) 234-4706

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Christine Hawkins – Family Nurse Practitioner

Christine Hawkins is a Nurse Practitioner in South Bend. She is a graduate of the Valparaiso University Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Program. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse-Board Certified ANCC with over 15 years of experience in family practice. She is skilled in diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care with a strong focus on preventative medicine. Hawkins is a community health advocate and is involved with multiple organizations that serve the health care community.


Dr. Dawn Simala – Family Medicine

Dr. Simala earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University and her doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at Michiana Community Hospital in South Bend. Dr. Simala is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and a honorary professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She has special interest in dermatology, diabetes care, and women’s health.


Michelle Streb – Family Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Streb attended Indiana University and Goshen University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters in Nursing, respectively. She holds an array of certifications and distinctions. With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Michelle has joined HealthLinc’s team as a Nurse Practitioner.

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"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."

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"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.

HealthLinc recibe fondos de HHS y tiene el estatus de Servicios de Salud Públicos Federales (Federal Public Health Service (PHS)) con respeto a ciertos reclamos de salud o relacionado de salud, incluyendo reclamos de mal práctica médica, por sí mismo y otros individuos cubiertos.

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)