The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) is a not-for-profit membership association representing Ohio's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or community 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 supports Ohio's 56 Community Health Centers at over 400 locations, including multiple mobile units in 68 of Ohio’s 88 counties. In 2018, Community Health Centers provided care to over 790,000 Ohioans and recorded over 3.3 million patient visits.
Ohio's Community Health Centers are required to provide primary and preventive care to all patients regardless of a person's insurance status or ability to pay. These services can include medical, dental, vision, transportation, translation, pediatrics, behavioral health, substance abuse, health education, and enrollment services.
The following represents a breakdown of the patients that Ohio’s Community Health Centers serve:
• 14.5% are uninsured
• 53% are on Medicaid
• 11.3% are on Medicare
• 21% have private insurance
• 31.7% are 0-21 years old; 33.1% are 21-44 years old
• 2.9% are Migrant/Seasonal Agricultural Workers; 20.6% are Homeless; 16% are School Based Health Center Patients; 7.4% are Veterans; 52.9% are Public Housing Patients
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