Ace CARE is an organization run by University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Through the organization’s outpatient clinic, Ace+ PT, Tri-State community members who are uninsured, underinsured or homeless have the opportunity to receive physical therapy services on the University of Evansville campus at no cost to the patient. Ace CARE has also expanded its services to include health and wellness programs; ACErcise is a group exercise program for adults who have neurologic conditions and AceBuddies is an exercise group for children and young adults with special needs. Combining the educational experience of physical therapy students with the growing need for such services in our community, Ace CARE is an opportunity for physical therapy and other University of Evansville students to expand their social awareness and professional skills. Student therapists treat and interact with patients and individuals in the community under the supervision of local physical therapists who volunteer their time and expertise to make a difference in our most vulnerable populations.
Ace CARE shall provide excellent pro bono healthcare services in order to connect the unmet healthcare needs of the Tri-State community with the educational experiences of University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy students in collaboration with other allied health programs.
Ace CARE will meet the physical therapy and/or wellness needs of the uninsured, underinsured and vulnerable populations of the Evansville community, enhancing the sense of service and educational experience of the students involved.
Support Our Efforts
Licensed physical therapists (PTs) are needed to work with students and supervise patient treatment and exercise sessions. All participants (PTs and students) must acquire their own personal liability insurance. Liability insurance can be purchased from Healthcare Providers Service Organization which is endorsed by the APTA. More information is available at: www.hpso.com. Financial assistance for purchasing liability insurance may be available. If you have any questions or are interested in supporting our efforts, please contact AceCAREUE@gmail.com.
As a completely volunteer organization, financial support is needed to support program operations. Donations to the Ace CARE organization may be sent to the University’s Office of Development. Please indicate that your donation should be directed to Ace CARE.
Patient and Participant Information
The Ace+PT organization receives patient referrals from ECHO Community Healthcare of Evansville and Tulip Tree, Inc. In this outpatient setting, licensed PTs and student therapists work primarily with individuals with pain, weakness, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Individuals with neurologic conditions who are interested in participating in ACErcise, our group exercise program, can view our Ace CARE brochure for more information and to register for the program.
AceBuddies is a group fitness program for individuals with special needs and does not require a physician referral. More information regarding the program and registration details can be found in the Ace CARE brochure.
Our outpatient clinic, Ace+PT, operates from Graves Hall and our group exercise programs operate from the Carson Center. All programs are on the University of Evansville campus. Download a campus map highlighting these locations. Please contact Ace CARE for more information.
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Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, 515 Walnut Street, Room 3001, Evansville, IN 47708
ACErcise, and AceBuddies Locations
Carson Center, University of Evansville Campus
Room 104, Graves Hall, University of Evansville Campus