Who We Are: PrimaryOne Health is one of the oldest and largest non-profit healthcare providers in Ohio, providing integrated health services in Franklin and Pickaway counties. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we have 12 health centers and 4 mobile health centers. It is our mission to provide access to services that improve the health status of families—including people experiencing financial, social or cultural barriers to healthcare.
What We Do: PrimaryOne Health consists of a group of highly trained medical professionals committed to promoting the health and well-being of all individuals and families in the Central Ohio community. Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy, outreach, healthcare for the homeless programs, specialty care services and transportation to over 44,000 patients. According to the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), approximately 1 in 11 people in the United States rely on Federally Qualified Health Centers for care.
Why We're Important: We are important as we provide health care for patients that need it most, underserved and low-income areas where patients are not able to afford the care they need. Our health centers are the backbone and safety net of the health care system for the economically disadvantaged in urban and rural areas we serve. We provide access and necessary care to medically underserved and vulnerable populations, including the uninsured and those living below the poverty level. We care for the poor, elderly, or uninsured—ultimately helping to improve the overall health of the communities that rely on us.
How We Impact the Community: We provide health care to people that have no insurance. We provide Medicare beneficiaries with crucial, preventive primary health services such as immunizations, visual acuity and screenings. We qualify for federal funding and enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid to offer sliding fee scale discounts and no cost health services and medications. We were critically important during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis providing more than 40,000 Covid-19 tests and 30,000+ vaccines on the front lines. We are pivotal in providing addiction treatment in combatting the nation’s opioid crisis. We improve health outcomes while reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and lowering costs.
How You Can Help: You can go to PrimaryOneHealth.org and donate throughout the year. You can support our annual philanthropy program (Healthcare Justice Awards and Scholarships) by becoming a sponsor. You can provide donated gifts and in-kind services.
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2780 Airport Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Executive Director: Charleta B. Tavares
Development Director: Susan Brewer
Board Chair: Emily Fisher