Open Door Adolescent Health Center
Michigan City High School
One Wolf Trail Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 873-2082 Ext. 4545 Fax: (219) 873-2222
Goals of the ODAHC
The goals of the Open Door Adolescent Health Center are to reduce student absenteeism, minimize the interruption of education for health reasons and to improve students' access to comprehensive health/mental health services and education.
Enhancing Health Care
Open Door Adolescent Health Center is not meant to be an emergency clinic or primary care provider. Our staff makes every effort to work closely with a student's primary care provider and to make appropriate referrals for additional care whenever necessary.
Parental consent is required before any student may receive services.
Registration takes 15 to 20 minutes and parents and/or legal guardians (must provide proper documentation) must complete the registration forms at the Open Door Adolescent Health Center, due to liability issues, and can do so between the hours of 7:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and on Wednesday from 7:30 - 12:00 p.m. All Students 18 years or older may register themselves in the program. Once the registration is complete, it will remain open until your student(s) graduate, unless you contact our office in writing to revoke permission.
All services are free of charge regardless of the students' or parents' status
(economic/insurance) however, we do ask for their insurance information for statistical purposes and also their social security numbers for identification purposes.
Staff of the ODAHC
Director: Deborah Briggs, MSW
Medical Director: Dr. G.R. Gandra, MD
Family Nurse Practitioner: Vicki Overmyer, FNP
Mental Health Coordinator: Perry Minner, MSW, RAS, ICACII
Administrative Assistant: Donna Schliephake