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Why Connect?

If it’s not 911, it’s 311! Stay up to date with city news, brush pick up, paving projects, and much more! Download the MyElkhart311 app from the Google Play Store or App Store for free.
  • Report a problem
  • Request a service
  • Read about city news
  • Get city announcements
  • Learn about culture and
    local entertainment
  • Connect for most
    non-emergency services
Request a Service
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Notifications.

Elkhart Environmental Center

November 2021 Events & Programs

COVID19 Vaccine Clinics in Elkhart

Vaccine Clinics in Elkhart

Vaccine Clinics in Elkhart
Elkhart County Health Department – 608 Oakland Ave – Walk-Ins Welcome (Moderna)
Beacon Elkhart General Hospital – 1215 Lawn Ave (Pfizer)
Heart City Health – 236 Simpson Ave (multiple vaccines)
Walmart – CR 6 East (vaccine varies)
Martins Pharmacies (Johnson & Johnson)
Seifert Drugs – 230 S Main (Johnson & Johnson)
Kroger’s Pharmacies – 866-211-5320 (vaccine varies)

No VAX - Wear a MASK!

Get VACCINATED!

Recent News.

Notifications.

Elkhart Environmental Center

November 2021 Events & Programs

COVID19 Vaccine Clinics in Elkhart

Vaccine Clinics in Elkhart

Vaccine Clinics in Elkhart
Elkhart County Health Department – 608 Oakland Ave – Walk-Ins Welcome (Moderna)
Beacon Elkhart General Hospital – 1215 Lawn Ave (Pfizer)
Heart City Health – 236 Simpson Ave (multiple vaccines)
Walmart – CR 6 East (vaccine varies)
Martins Pharmacies (Johnson & Johnson)
Seifert Drugs – 230 S Main (Johnson & Johnson)
Kroger’s Pharmacies – 866-211-5320 (vaccine varies)

No VAX - Wear a MASK!

Get VACCINATED!

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Leaf Pick Up Schedule by Zones

November 15th- Zone A. North of the river and west of Johnson St

November 22nd- Zone B. North of the river and east of Johnson St

November 29th Zone C. South of the river and east of Main St

December 6th Zone D. South of the river and west of Main

Weather permitting the Street Department will make another pass through the city after going through all the zones 

No VAX – Wear a MASK! 

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Culture &
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Downtown Elkhart is a vibrant community in Northern-Indiana.  It’s a place for people to live, work, and play. Click link to experience what Elkhart has to offer.

www.gatewaymile.com/

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NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 25, 2021, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 26, 2021.

In addition, the Trolley Information offices and ADA Access Dispatch will be closed Thursday, November 25, as well as Friday, November 26, 2021. ADA Access riders should schedule transportation for Friday, November 26, Saturday, November 27, and Monday, November 29 before 4:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 24.

The Interurban Trolley still requires facemasks to be properly worn by all passengers and transit operators over their nose and mouth while aboard the Interurban Trolley or ADA Access Van.

Transit information can be obtained by calling the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at (574) 674-8894 or at www.interurbantrolley.com

No VAX – Wear A MASK!

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macogdir@macog.com

Monday, February 22, 2021, the Interurban Trolley will resume normal collection of fares on both its fixed route and Interurban Trolley Access service. In addition, front door boarding on all Interurban Trolley fixed route vehicles will resume on this date.

Routes

Red Line – Elkhart/Goshen (M-F 5am-8pm – Saturday 5:30am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Concord Mall | Meijer | Wal-Mart Dunlap | Elkhart County Court House | Goshen Public Library | Goshen College | Eisenhower Industrial Park | Wal-Mart Goshen

Yellow Line – Mishawaka/Elkhart (M-F 5am-7pm – Saturday 5:30am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Elkhart General Hospital | Elkhart Clinic | Wal-Mart on Ash | Osceola | Mishawaka High School | Downtown Mishawaka

Blue Line – North Pointe (M-F 5am-7pm – Saturday 6am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Maple Lanes Apartments | Menard on Windsor | North Lake Apartments | North Pointe Mall | Big R | Wal-Mart on CR 6 | Martin’s | Goodwill on CR 4

Green Line – West (M-S 5am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Elkhart Clinic | OSMC | Elkhart Career Center | Martin’s on Bristol | Lincoln Center | Kroger | Welfare Office | Faith Mission

Orange Line – East (M-S 5am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Kroger | Concord Mall | Ivy Tech | River District | Industrial Park-Middlebury Street | Heart City Heath Center

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Mental Health &
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About Oaklawn

Oaklawn offers comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment to children, adolescents and adults through:

  • Outpatient therapy (individual, group, family)
  • Care facilitation
  • Skills training
  • Recovery coaching
  • Psychiatric services
  • Inpatient treatment for adults
  • Intensive services for youth
  • Other specialized services

Learn more about our services at www.oaklawn.org/services

Schedule an Appointment

Call our Access Center at (574) 533-1234.

Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

One of our Specialists will help determine your level of need and best treatment options and schedule your appointment or make a referral.

For more information about accessing services, visit www.oaklawn.org/our-services/#accessing-services.

Fast access to recovery coaches

Quick Response Team: Available 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Recovery coaches are available to answer questions about mental health and addiction treatment and resources in Northern Indiana.

Mobile Opioid Response Team: Available 24/7. Recovery coaches are available to answer questions and start treatment for opioid use disorder.

Contact us

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Reach us by phone at (574) 533-1234. This number is available 24/7 for urgent, after-hours needs.

Complete this confidential contact form.

Frequently asked questions

Who should contact Oaklawn’s Access Center?

  1. Anyone wanting information about mental health resources in the community or Oaklawn services
  2. Individuals seeking treatment for themselves or a minor child
  3. Community agencies wishing to refer an individual for services
  4. Friends and family members of adults in need of services. Please note that we will need to speak to the individual to ensure they are willing to receive services before scheduling a new appointment, but we do encourage you to help facilitate treatment. Being present with your friend or family member when they make the call, or even placing the first call for them, can be a tremendous support for someone experiencing a mental health issue.

What happens once I contact the Access Center?

First, tell the receptionist where you’d like to receive services: Goshen, Elkhart or South Bend. Depending on your location, and to best serve your needs, you may be transferred to another specialist more knowledgeable with services in that area. Due to high call volumes, and because we take time with each caller to determine their need and options, you may experience a brief wait time.

The Access Center specialist will ask you questions about the symptoms or concerns you have, your medical history, your living situation (or other questions about your support network), insurance or financial information, etc.

The Access Center specialist will triage your level of need and help determine what services are right for you. That may include referring you to another community agency, recommending you contact your employer or insurance company to learn about their options or scheduling an appointment with Oaklawn.

If you are scheduled for an appointment with Oaklawn, your first meeting will be with a master’s level therapist who will perform an initial assessment and connect you with the appropriate Oaklawn services. Services may include skills training; care facilitation; group, individual or family therapy and/or medication management.

Can I schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist?

Not for your first appointment. At Oaklawn, we know a multi-dimensional approach to treatment is the best path to success. That’s why your first appointment is a personal initial assessment with a therapist, who will help determine what services will be most helpful. That may include seeing a psychiatrist, but will also likely include other services such as skills training, care facilitation or therapy. Each client is encouraged to give input and to actively participate in the direction of their treatment.

In addition to Oaklawn, is there other help I should seek?

If you (or your child) are experiencing a mental health problem or concern, we recommend you see your primary care physician to rule out any physical health issues. Your physician may order some routine tests, such as lab work, and depending on your concern, may prescribe medication.

If you are employed, we encourage you to contact your employer’s HR office and ask if your company has an employee assistance program. Many employers offer programs that provide mental health services, such as a limited number of free counseling sessions, to any member of an employee’s immediate family.

If you have insurance, we also encourage you to contact your insurance company and ask about your mental health treatment benefits and providers in your network. Your insurance company can provide a list of treatment providers who participate with your plan and you can then contact them directly. You are always welcome to call Oaklawn’s Access Center for help.

Continue to develop your network of support, such as friends, family, church or other community organizations.

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating healthfully and exercising. If you’re having trouble eating or sleeping, these are also areas where your primary care physician could be of help.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Your ability to pay does not affect your ability to receive services at Oaklawn. Our Access Center specialists will work with you, and Oaklawn may even be able to help you apply for coverage, if eligible. We also offer an Ability to pay scale.

How much do services cost?

Here is a current list of services and fees. However, the amount you pay will depend on your insurance and co-pays. For additional details, please contact our Access Center at 574-533-1234.

What are the best times to call the Access Center?

Normal office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, but our Access Center hotline is available after hours for emergencies and urgent concerns. Due to high call volumes, and because we take time with each caller to help determine their need and options, you may experience a brief wait time. Tuesdays and Fridays tend to have a lighter call volume.

Can I visit the Access Center in person?

Yes. Our Access Centers at the Oaklawn campuses in South Bend, Elkhart and Goshen are available for walk-in inquiries from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Oaklawn services. If services are needed, an initial appointment will be scheduled for a future date.

What if my loved one refuses services?

Unless your loved one is a danger to themselves or others, they cannot legally be compelled to receive services. We understand how frustrating this can be for friends and family members. Contacting your local NAMI chapter (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is often a good resource for friends and family to learn more information about their loved one’s mental illness, as well as maintaining your own mental health and your relationship with them.

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decorativeNews & Announcements

Leaf Pick Up Schedule by Zones

November 15th- Zone A. North of the river and west of Johnson St

November 22nd- Zone B. North of the river and east of Johnson St

November 29th Zone C. South of the river and east of Main St

December 6th Zone D. South of the river and west of Main

Weather permitting the Street Department will make another pass through the city after going through all the zones 

No VAX – Wear a MASK! 

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Culture &
Entertainment

.

.

Downtown Elkhart is a vibrant community in Northern-Indiana.  It’s a place for people to live, work, and play. Click link to experience what Elkhart has to offer.

www.gatewaymile.com/

.
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NO INTERURBAN TROLLEY SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021

The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will not operate in Elkhart or Goshen on Thursday, November 25, 2021, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 26, 2021.

In addition, the Trolley Information offices and ADA Access Dispatch will be closed Thursday, November 25, as well as Friday, November 26, 2021. ADA Access riders should schedule transportation for Friday, November 26, Saturday, November 27, and Monday, November 29 before 4:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 24.

The Interurban Trolley still requires facemasks to be properly worn by all passengers and transit operators over their nose and mouth while aboard the Interurban Trolley or ADA Access Van.

Transit information can be obtained by calling the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) at (574) 674-8894 or at www.interurbantrolley.com

No VAX – Wear A MASK!

.

macogdir@macog.com

Monday, February 22, 2021, the Interurban Trolley will resume normal collection of fares on both its fixed route and Interurban Trolley Access service. In addition, front door boarding on all Interurban Trolley fixed route vehicles will resume on this date.

Routes

Red Line – Elkhart/Goshen (M-F 5am-8pm – Saturday 5:30am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Concord Mall | Meijer | Wal-Mart Dunlap | Elkhart County Court House | Goshen Public Library | Goshen College | Eisenhower Industrial Park | Wal-Mart Goshen

Yellow Line – Mishawaka/Elkhart (M-F 5am-7pm – Saturday 5:30am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Elkhart General Hospital | Elkhart Clinic | Wal-Mart on Ash | Osceola | Mishawaka High School | Downtown Mishawaka

Blue Line – North Pointe (M-F 5am-7pm – Saturday 6am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Maple Lanes Apartments | Menard on Windsor | North Lake Apartments | North Pointe Mall | Big R | Wal-Mart on CR 6 | Martin’s | Goodwill on CR 4

Green Line – West (M-S 5am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Elkhart Clinic | OSMC | Elkhart Career Center | Martin’s on Bristol | Lincoln Center | Kroger | Welfare Office | Faith Mission

Orange Line – East (M-S 5am-7pm)

Destinations

Downtown Elkhart | Kroger | Concord Mall | Ivy Tech | River District | Industrial Park-Middlebury Street | Heart City Heath Center

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Mental Health &
Addiction

.

.

About Oaklawn

Oaklawn offers comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment to children, adolescents and adults through:

  • Outpatient therapy (individual, group, family)
  • Care facilitation
  • Skills training
  • Recovery coaching
  • Psychiatric services
  • Inpatient treatment for adults
  • Intensive services for youth
  • Other specialized services

Learn more about our services at www.oaklawn.org/services

Schedule an Appointment

Call our Access Center at (574) 533-1234.

Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

One of our Specialists will help determine your level of need and best treatment options and schedule your appointment or make a referral.

For more information about accessing services, visit www.oaklawn.org/our-services/#accessing-services.

Fast access to recovery coaches

Quick Response Team: Available 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Recovery coaches are available to answer questions about mental health and addiction treatment and resources in Northern Indiana.

Mobile Opioid Response Team: Available 24/7. Recovery coaches are available to answer questions and start treatment for opioid use disorder.

Contact us

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Reach us by phone at (574) 533-1234. This number is available 24/7 for urgent, after-hours needs.

Complete this confidential contact form.

Frequently asked questions

Who should contact Oaklawn’s Access Center?

  1. Anyone wanting information about mental health resources in the community or Oaklawn services
  2. Individuals seeking treatment for themselves or a minor child
  3. Community agencies wishing to refer an individual for services
  4. Friends and family members of adults in need of services. Please note that we will need to speak to the individual to ensure they are willing to receive services before scheduling a new appointment, but we do encourage you to help facilitate treatment. Being present with your friend or family member when they make the call, or even placing the first call for them, can be a tremendous support for someone experiencing a mental health issue.

What happens once I contact the Access Center?

First, tell the receptionist where you’d like to receive services: Goshen, Elkhart or South Bend. Depending on your location, and to best serve your needs, you may be transferred to another specialist more knowledgeable with services in that area. Due to high call volumes, and because we take time with each caller to determine their need and options, you may experience a brief wait time.

The Access Center specialist will ask you questions about the symptoms or concerns you have, your medical history, your living situation (or other questions about your support network), insurance or financial information, etc.

The Access Center specialist will triage your level of need and help determine what services are right for you. That may include referring you to another community agency, recommending you contact your employer or insurance company to learn about their options or scheduling an appointment with Oaklawn.

If you are scheduled for an appointment with Oaklawn, your first meeting will be with a master’s level therapist who will perform an initial assessment and connect you with the appropriate Oaklawn services. Services may include skills training; care facilitation; group, individual or family therapy and/or medication management.

Can I schedule an appointment with a psychiatrist?

Not for your first appointment. At Oaklawn, we know a multi-dimensional approach to treatment is the best path to success. That’s why your first appointment is a personal initial assessment with a therapist, who will help determine what services will be most helpful. That may include seeing a psychiatrist, but will also likely include other services such as skills training, care facilitation or therapy. Each client is encouraged to give input and to actively participate in the direction of their treatment.

In addition to Oaklawn, is there other help I should seek?

If you (or your child) are experiencing a mental health problem or concern, we recommend you see your primary care physician to rule out any physical health issues. Your physician may order some routine tests, such as lab work, and depending on your concern, may prescribe medication.

If you are employed, we encourage you to contact your employer’s HR office and ask if your company has an employee assistance program. Many employers offer programs that provide mental health services, such as a limited number of free counseling sessions, to any member of an employee’s immediate family.

If you have insurance, we also encourage you to contact your insurance company and ask about your mental health treatment benefits and providers in your network. Your insurance company can provide a list of treatment providers who participate with your plan and you can then contact them directly. You are always welcome to call Oaklawn’s Access Center for help.

Continue to develop your network of support, such as friends, family, church or other community organizations.

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating healthfully and exercising. If you’re having trouble eating or sleeping, these are also areas where your primary care physician could be of help.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Your ability to pay does not affect your ability to receive services at Oaklawn. Our Access Center specialists will work with you, and Oaklawn may even be able to help you apply for coverage, if eligible. We also offer an Ability to pay scale.

How much do services cost?

Here is a current list of services and fees. However, the amount you pay will depend on your insurance and co-pays. For additional details, please contact our Access Center at 574-533-1234.

What are the best times to call the Access Center?

Normal office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, but our Access Center hotline is available after hours for emergencies and urgent concerns. Due to high call volumes, and because we take time with each caller to help determine their need and options, you may experience a brief wait time. Tuesdays and Fridays tend to have a lighter call volume.

Can I visit the Access Center in person?

Yes. Our Access Centers at the Oaklawn campuses in South Bend, Elkhart and Goshen are available for walk-in inquiries from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Oaklawn services. If services are needed, an initial appointment will be scheduled for a future date.

What if my loved one refuses services?

Unless your loved one is a danger to themselves or others, they cannot legally be compelled to receive services. We understand how frustrating this can be for friends and family members. Contacting your local NAMI chapter (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is often a good resource for friends and family to learn more information about their loved one’s mental illness, as well as maintaining your own mental health and your relationship with them.

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