If you are vaccinating fully insured children, you have to purchase private stock vaccine to do so. If you are vaccinating Medicaid or Uninsured children, you can apply to be a part of the Vaccine For Children (VFC) program and receive the vaccine from the state. If need further information, contact the IMS. We have access to information from Vaccinate Indiana and can tell you if there are plans for your local health department to start billing insurance companies for privately insured children any time soon. Marion County is able to bill privately insured patients. Another option is, for some vaccine, physicians can write a prescription and the child can get it at the local pharmacy if they vaccinate.
NOTE: the Hamilton County Health Department is not currently billing private insurance so they will not vaccinate insured patients unless the patient self-pays.
IMS can only be as energized as the members who comprise it, so reach out to your IMS colleagues and get to know them, as well as, our focus of collegiality and quality medical care.
Mark M. Hamilton, MD, IMS President
If you want more information about our newest IMS members, visit them on our physician finder here. A simple search is all that is required.
The Indianapolis Medical Society was established in 1848. We are a professional membership organization for all licensed Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy in the Indianapolis area. Our offices are located at 631 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3706; our office hours are 8:00 to 4:30, Monday through Friday.
If you are a physician and want additional information on becoming a member of our organization, please call (317) 639-3406 or E-Mail us: email@example.com. Please visit our membership page ... we want you to join us! For an application and other membership needs, use our easy online forms or download the information utilizing this link.
If you are a member of the general public and want to know if your physician is a member of Indianapolis Medical Society, or if you would like education information on your personal physician, please call (317) 639-3406 or E-Mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org or use our handy Physician Finder.
We also provide referrals to physicians using our staff and website physician finder. If you are new to our area or simply seeking a change of physicians, we are ready to help! Ask your physician if they are a member and if not, why not.
Additionally, our Commission on Professional Affairs reviews concerns from patients who might have questions about whether or not their treatment was ethical or appropriate.