The existing Public Health Laboratory provides clinical, environmental microbiology and chemistry laboratory services to all Marion County Public Health Department programs and other local health agencies. The lab also analyzes specimens from private citizens. HHC seeks to construct a new health laboratory to better serve the community by expanding and improving available services and increasing efficiency. The new Public Health Laboratory building will be a two-story best-in-class laboratory building, consisting of approximately 65,318 gross square feet with the addition of a new public facing STD Clinic (Bellflower), also with addition of Department of Vital records (local county registrar office) and Immunization Records.

  • The building will allow for future growth of laboratory capacity and capabilities, facilitate communication both in and outside of the lab, provide ample daylight for employee wellbeing, provide a flexible and adaptable design, and a level of building resiliency in the event of a natural or environmental disaster.
  • The site location is at the existing Marion County Public Health campus at 3830 Meadows Drive with a developable area of +/- 3.2 acres.
  • The proposed site will be a catalyst for urban redevelopment in the area and will be located near a future IndyGo Purple Line stop to increase public access for the community.
  • A public parking lot to accommodate up to 150 people and a secure parking lot to accommodate up to 50 employees.
  • A separate covered entry from the main entry will be provided for courier sample dropoff and receiving, and funeral directors operations.
  • The Clinical and Environmental laboratories are to be designed with an open, flexible concept. The Public Health Laboratory will also include space for a BSL-3 laboratory, training classrooms and laboratories, laboratory support, warehouse dock, and office administrative spaces.
  • Secured pathway to and from HHC HQ (Hasbrook Building) Walking paths connecting all HHC building on Meadows campus and IndyGo bus stop on 38th Street.
  • Event space for community gatherings such as health fair, immunization event, or public board meeting.
  • A goal of LEED Silver Certification is desired.

To read more about the Project Description, click here.

To view a list of Project Contacts, click here.


May 1, 2024: An Informational Session was held by Health and Hospital Corporation/Marion County Public Health Department staff concerning the development of the Meadows Campus over the next years. The meeting took place at the 4012 Building on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. HHC/MCPHD staff, project leaders and community leaders were invited to the session.

May 24, 2024: The Indianapolis Business Journal published an article on the construction of the new public health lab. Click here to read the article.