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Community Health Centers Expand Access to Testing

Thursday, May 21, 2020  
Posted by: Lauren Husein
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(COLUMBUS) – The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers applauds the Governor for encouraging Ohioans to seek care as well as guidance on testing from their local Community Health Center. 

What: Ohio’s Community Health Centers offer safe care at a safe place and are open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohioans can call their nearest Health Center to learn their capabilities and process for COVID-19 screening and testing. Even if they are not able to test today, they can direct patients to the nearest community partner offering testing. 

Who: Ohio’s 56 Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes (more commonly referred to as Community Health Centers) provide high quality comprehensive care to more than 850,000 Ohioans across 400+ sites spread throughout 70 of the 88 counties. Community Health Centers are open to all Ohioans regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. 

What: Community Health Centers provide medical and often, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision and other needed supplemental services under one roof. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Health Centers are serving patients in person and/or via telehealth, as well as other safe innovative ways such as drive-through care or curbside services. 

Where: Visit to locate your nearest Community Health Center.  Please phone the Health Center for next steps.

About OACHC | 
OACHC is a not-for-profit professional association representing Ohio's Federally Qualified Health Centers. OACHC's Mission is to ensure access to high-quality affordable health care for all Ohioans through the growth and development of Ohio's Community Health Centers. OACHC represents Ohio's 56 Community Health Centers at 400+ locations, including multiple mobile units, in 70 of Ohio’s 88 counties. 

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