Philanthropy

Help Continue the Efforts of PrimaryOne Health

In 1997, through an initiative of the City of Columbus, seven Community Health Centers joined forces to form Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) system. These Community Health Centers became community beacons, offering health care among other services in high-risk communities. In May 2015, with newly appointed President and CEO, Charleta B. Tavares, and the ever expanding list of services and site locations, Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers became PrimaryOne Health.

PrimaryOne Health receives federal, state and local funding to address the healthcare needs of the “medically underserved” in central Ohio. Unfortunately, due to inaction in congress, we are past the Health Center Funding Cliff. In 2015, the Federal Government extended additional funds to serve more patients with an influx of those who may be in need of health care services, but unable to pay. This extension expired on October 1, 2017. If our Congressional members do not make a decision to extend the funds, nearly 15% of PrimaryOne Health’s 38,800 patients will lose access to affordable, quality healthcare.

 

If you have questions, please contact our Communications & Development Coordinator, Yolanda Owens at yolanda.owens@primaryonehealth.org or 614.859.1938.