The mission of The HealthCare Connection is to provide quality, culturally sensitive and accessible primary health care services focusing on the medically underserved, underinsured, and uninsured residing in northern Hamilton County and surrounding areas.
About The HealthCare Connection:
Established in 1967, The HealthCare Connection (formerly the Lincoln Heights Health Center) was the very first community health center in the state of Ohio. THCC was founded by Dolores J. Lindsay, a health activist, in a four room apartment house with a $10,000 grant from Lincoln Heights. She, along with a handful of churches, volunteer physicians and dentists, pooled their resources and established a medical home that would provide prenatal, pediatric and dental care services for patients who had nowhere else to go to get the medical care they needed.
50 years later, THCC is still carrying out that same mission, including a full range of primary care services, and working hard to expand and serve more people in northern Hamilton County.
Today, THCC has 8 locations including the Lincoln Heights Health Center, the Mt. Healthy Family Practice Center, the Forest Park Health Center, 3 Co-locations with Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health and Central Community Health Board and 2 Princeton Viking School Based Health Centers.
THCC serves over 18,000 patients through about 44,000 office visits. Of the patients we serve, 50% are children, 87% are families with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty, 10% are uninsured and 76% are minority. The need for our services is significant and is increasing. We provide the only medical and dental safety net for families in need in northern Hamilton County. THCC is proudly recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH); the highest level of recognition attainable for quality care.
What would happen to these children and families if they didn't have a medical home? They might delay getting needed care, or seek services in a more expensive setting like a hospital emergency room or urgent care center.
Help us widen our circle of supporters who champion quality healthcare for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Your support is immediately turned into a healing touch for a child who is in need of medical or dental care. There is no greater gift than one that offers health and hope to others in need.
Because Everyone Deserves Quality Health Care Services!