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Welcome to Connection Medical Clinic!

At Connection Medical Clinic, our mission is simple – connect body, soul & spirit. We want to provide Christ-centered services that benefit your health and well-being and connect you with personalized resources to help you stay on a path to wellness.

The Connection Medical Clinic is located inside of The Connection Center. The Connection Center building is right next to Calvary Assembly of God of Demotte Church.

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Acute Care Services

Acute Conditions:

Coughs & Colds


Sinus Infections

Sore Throats & Strep Throat

Ear Aches & Ear Infections

Bronchitis & Respiratory Infections

Eye Irritations & Infections

Fevers & Flu-like Symptoms

Upset Stomach, Vomiting & Diarrhea

Insect Bites & Stings

Sprains & Strains

First & Second-Degree Burns

Minor Cuts & Lacerations (no stitches)

Skin Infections/Rashes (no incision & drainage)


Urinary Tract Infections

Yeast Infections

Back Pain

Migraine Headache



STI Evaluation & Treatment

Cash Pay Services:

School, Sports & Camp Physicals-$25

Administrative Physicals-$60

D.O.T. Physicals $100

Additional Services:

TB skin test placement is $15 and readings are $30 (readings take place 48-72 hours after placement). 

Hemoglobin A1C testing ($60)

Coverage for services may vary by insurance plan.


Vitamin B12 Injections

Contraceptive Injections

Steroid Injections (used for severe allergic reactions).

***Additional medical services may be added at a later date. Sliding scale fee discount is 15% for those uninsured***

Family Medicine

Our patients depend on us to provide this high quality and affordable services. We offer a wide variety of services that are fully personalized and administered by our Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Family Medicine.
Contact us with any questions or simply to learn more about our services.

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Hours of Operation
Open every other Tuesday from 9 am to 4 pm by appointment only.
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Face Mask

Masks are required to be worn prior to entering the clinic per provider discretion for all sick visits.

Help protect our community and healthcare provider by wearing a mask prior to entering the clinic.
To help conserve supplies, use cloth or homemade masks when visiting us, performing essential work or errands while also observing social distancing guidelines.
Performing hand hygiene when entering and leaving the facility is essential in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
A mask will be provided if you do not have a mask available.

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About Me

Desireé Samples is a Northwest Illinois native that relocated to Northwest Indiana in late 2015. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with

12 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a busy wife and Mom

to 3 children, Eric (13), Addelin (11) and Colten (8). Her household stays

active in academics and sports. She loves spending time together with her family

baking, hosting parties, hiking, playing games & traveling. Desireé enjoys rescuing animals and currently enjoys caring for her puppy Winnie and her cat Bruno.

Desireé has 18 years of experience caring for all ages of the lifespan including

children. She has both pediatric and adult critical care experience. She has provided care to patients in many settings, including retail

health, psychiatric telehealth, hospice and palliative care, and private practice. She has spent the last 10 years caring for people in her local

community. Desireé is currently in school full-time and will graduate with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in December of 2024. 

She truly feels that God has blessed her with a gift and she wants to use her passion for wellness for His purpose. Her vision for the Connection Medical Clinic began over 5 years ago when she saw the need for quality and affordable healthcare in our community for both uninsured as well as insured patients.

At Connection Medical Clinic, our mission is simple, connect body, soul & spirit. We want to provide patients with Christ-centered services to benefit their health and well-being and connect them with personalized resources to stay on a path to wellness.

Scheduling and appointment availability can be viewed under the APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING LINK at the top upper right corner of the website! It is better to reach out by email should you have any questions as Desireé is only in the office every other week while she is pursuing her DNP. 

Insurance Plans

A Wide Range of Coverage Coming Soon

We strive to provide quality and comprehensive healthcare for all of our patients. Before visiting Connection Medical Clinic, we recommend reviewing the list below of which insurance plans we accept at this time. We are in the process of expanding our current list of insurance payers that are contracted with Connection Medical Clinic. If your provider is not included or listed as "pending" please continue to check our website for updates on expanding in-network plans!

Blue Cross Blue Shield-In-Network

United Healthcare-In-Network





Samaritan Ministries-In-Network


Medicaid-Out of Network

Cigna-Out of Network

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The Connection Center

A Place Of Christ Centered Community Outreach

Phase 1 of The Connection Center includes our newly remodeled facility located next to Calvary Assembly of God Church. Our facility focuses on community outreach with a mindset of ministry to our surrounding community. Our current programs include homework help, counseling services, social services, banquette hall/catering, senior fitness programs, Zumba class, & a monthly activity in support of the Phil's Friends cancer outreach ministry (assembly of care packages, donations, decorating shipment boxes, and creating cards that get sent out to cancer patients monthly).

Phase 2 Stage of The Connection Center is also underway! Phase 2 will include even more opportunities for our community. We are looking forward to being able to play basketball, soccer, & volleyball at our new fitness center. There will be fitness rooms for physical training and classes in conjunction with a rehab facility. There will be a full-service café with a commons area for relaxation before or after a workout. The upstairs will have a padded walking/running track for those who enjoy low impact exercise. More information to come soon on our expansion!

To find out more, please visit!

Counseling Services

Randy Schrock, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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It's time to turn your perception and uncertainty around.  Let our licensed therapist help you through whatever life is dealing you and turn things around. This is a positive first step...a step towards healing. 

Contact us now for an appointment.  Hours vary by appointment only.

Counseling services provided, but not limited to:


-Substance Abuse

-Anxiety & other Emotional Disorders

-Marital & Family Counseling

-Behavioral Disorders



Contact us: 219-987-4280

Social Services

Lauren Gierke

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We feel that we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus by meeting people where they are and walking through the fire with them with love. The Social Services program at The Connection Center serves the purpose to meet people’s need for resources and community engagement. When you come into the Social Services office you will be met with a competent and professional staff member.  They will walk alongside you wherever you are in life by listening to your needs or concerns and research solutions that will best meet your needs. Our heart is to also grow as we go! We want to grow where the need is in order to best serve our community and the wonderful people living in it. 

Services currently offered:

  • Case Management: Someone to walk alongside of you as you navigate a need for services. We will help you develop positive skills and empower you in your own life, while assisting you in accessing resources.

  • Resource referrals at the local, state, and federal level.

  • Assistance in accessing government programs and resources.

  • Community Engagement: Building bridges in the community and providing educational opportunities for social issues. 

We are consistently seeking new ways to serve youth, family, and individuals within our community. Be on the lookout for expanding services in the near future!

Contact us: 219-237-0482

Homework Help

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Our Homework Help service is offered to students during the academic year to those who may need a little extra help to achieve the academic success they are wanting to reach. Tutoring will be available on Tuesdays from 5-7 PM.

Students will have to sign-in and sign-out of the sessions. There will also be a rules & expectation form that is required to be signed by a parent/guardian. This is group learning setting, this is not a one-on-one tutoring session. If you are wanting additional one-on-one help, it can be arranged (fees apply).

Our staff will include teachers and peer adult/student assistants with the mission of helping your student become confident and successful in their course work. 

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Contact Us

1317 15th St SE
DeMotte, Indiana 46310

Phone: 219-270-3358

Fax: 833-638-0226

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