50, 40 & 18 Years of Community Health Centers

PrimaryOne Health Celebrates Three (3) Monumental Health Center Anniversaries, Including Its Own 18-Year Commemoration

The PrimaryOne Health team  met with area patients and other healthcare practitioners Nov. 12, 2015 at the Hilton Downtown Hotel to honor 50 years of health centers in the United States.

At the event, a variety of speakers spent time highlighting and reflecting on a multitude of healthcare accomplishments that have been achieved throughout the past half century. Members of PrimaryOne commemorated 40 years of health centers in Columbus and its very own milestone: 18 years of public healthcare services in Central Ohio.

Originally developed out of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, community health centers, now known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), currently have 45 locations or Look-A- Like facilities in 65 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

A Word from PrimaryOne Health’s CEO Charleta B. Tavares

“We have a proud, patient-focused history that we want to honor and a future that builds off of the leadership and commitment of the past to create our vision for the future.”

PrimaryOne Health’s History in Columbus, Ohio & Other Health Center Takeaways

  • Health centers provide medical care at a 41% discount when compared to other treatment facilities.
  • Health centers, on average, save $1,263 per patient each year.
  • These facilities see 64% less medical re-admissions when compared to non-health center patients.
  • There are 250 health center sites in Ohio, serving more than 500,000 patients annually.
  • In 1998, the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. (CNHC) was established after seven established Columbus Health Centers merged together.

For more community health center statistics, visit www.nachc.com

For more information regarding the anniversary celebration and our own history, contact us today.

PrimaryOne Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system, providing comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health and specialty care at ten locations throughout Central Ohio. Our mission is to provide access to services that improve the health status of families, including people experiencing financial, social or cultural barriers to healthcare.