HealthLinc is committed to serving you as a whole person. By following a Patient-Centered Medical Home model, HealthLinc can provide care that is coordinated, comprehensive and accessible in order to achieve improved health care outcomes and satisfaction for you and your family.



At HealthLinc, our providers specialize in many fields including pediatrics, family medicine, women’s health, and internal medicine. Medical services include:

  • Same Day Appointments
  • After-Hours Care
  • Primary and Preventive Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
  • Well-Child Checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Physical Examinations
  • Employment Physicals
  • Laboratory Work (on-site or via referral)
  • Health and Wellness Education
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • 340B Drug Pricing Program

HealthLinc is proud to offer complete dental services to adults and children in our East Chicago, Michigan City, IU South Bend, La Porte and Valparaiso clinics. Dental services include:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Treatment Planning
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Patient Education
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Full and Partial Dentures
  • Referrals as Needed

An essential component of healthy vision is a regularly-scheduled, comprehensive eye examination. There are many things you can do to maximize your vision and protect your eyes. Optometry services include:

  • Medical Eye Services
  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Annual School Vision Evaluations
  • Dilated Retinal Evaluations for Diabetes, Cataracts, and Glaucoma
  • Retinal Photography
  • Medicaid and Medicare Insurance Accepted
  • Sliding Fee Discount Available
  • Written Glasses Prescriptions
  • Cost Effective Glasses Options
  • Coordination of Surgical Referrals
Behavioral Health

Coping with the stress of our hectic, demanding lives can sometimes be difficult. Our psychological frame of mind impacts our physical health just as physical conditions impact our emotions. HealthLinc’s behavioral health consultants (BHCs) work alongside the medical providers as part of your care team. We are here to help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Illness
  • Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Other Conditions That May Impact Your Health
  • Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Including Management of Chronic Conditions Such as High Blood Pressure
  • Helping Set Goals and Work Toward Wellness

Prescription drugs are sometimes the key to your successful treatment, but they can be costly. At HealthLinc, we understand that it can be difficult to afford your prescriptions. We also know it can be a lot to manage, especially if you have a chronic condition. HealthLinc Pharmacy will work with you and your care team to ensure your medication regimen is optimized. HealthLinc Pharmacy services include:

  • 340B Drug Pricing Program
    • A federal government program to provide prescription drugs to HealthLinc patients
  • Prescription Transfers
  • Online Refill Requests
  • Medication Synchronization
  • Compliance Packaging
  • Private Consultations
  • Over the Counter Medication
  • Diabetes Support and Education

With kids, things change fast. Keeping children healthy is a priority for keeping the entire family well. HealthLinc is here to help you keep your kids on track and pave the way to a bright future. Pediatric services include:

  • Same Day Appointments
  • After-Hours Care
  • Sick Visits
  • Well-Child Checkups
  • Immunizations
  • School and Sports Physicals
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • ADHD Assessments and Treatment
  • Reach Out and Read
Women's Health

Good health should be a priority for everyone. Often women are so busy caring for others that they forget about themselves. Invest in your health, you deserve it. Women’s health services include:

  • Same Day Appointments
  • Annual Exams
  • Cancer Screenings
  • Acute Care
  • Family Planning
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Prenatal Care
  • Care-Team Nurses
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Care

For Pregnancy Tips, and a list of Safe Medications During Pregnancy, click the button below:

Learn More

Community Outreach

HealthLinc is a part of your community. We are here to help you invest in your health by providing educational information and informing you of our services. We actively foster relationships with other community organizations and reach out to those in need.

HealthLinc collaborates with many community partners and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Click here to access our events calendar.

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

With everchanging rules and regulations HealthLinc is here to help you navigate through the process. Health insurance enrollment assistance services include:

  • Marketplace Assistance
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan)
  • Gateway to Work

"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. "

We create healthy communities.

Same Day Appointments are Available.

For normal and after-hours healthcare advice.

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)