The Charitable Healthcare Network, formerly known as The Ohio Association of Free Clinics (OAFC), receives funds from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to pay for the healthcare services to patients who lack the funds or insurance coverage to pay for vital health services and distributes these funds to free clinics around the state. These funds pay for primary healthcare services to any uninsured person at a free clinic who is in need of healthcare.
You can find a free clinic by visiting the Charitable Healthcare Network website or by calling (614) 914-6458. They list 54 free clinics in 76 Ohio counties on their website.
Free Clinic Appreciation Month
The Ohio Legislature, through H.B. 320 of the 130th General Assembly, designated December as Free Clinic Appreciation Month in Ohio. As part of Free Clinic Appreciation Month, the Ohio Association of Free Clinics and the Ohio Department of Health recognize the accomplishments of Ohio's free clinics with an award presentation.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Free Clinic Awards!
Free Clinic of the Year - Lifecare Alliance - Columbus Cancer Clinic
Free Clinic Community Staff of the Year - Janet Raber - The Student Run Free Clinic at Northeast Ohio Medical University (SOAR)
Free Clinic Physician of the Year - Dr. Mariquita Belan, MD - The Student Run Free Clinic at Northeast Ohio Medical University (SOAR)
Free Clinic Nurse of the Year - Misty Welch, RN - Ashland Christian Health Center
Free Clinic Pharmacist of the Year - Stephanie Zampino, Pharm D - The Student Run Free Clinic at Northeast Ohio Medical University (SOAR)
Free Clinic Dentist of the Year - Sue Murphy Moberger, Grace Clinics of Ohio
Community Partner of the Year - Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program