Medical, dental, and mental health access is a vital need for many families in the Mt. Healthy City School District. With this in mind, Mt. Healthy City Schools is partnering with The HealthCare Connection (THCC) to assist our families with these social service needs. Quality primary healthcare services are crucially important to the educational and academic success of our students in Mt. Healthy, so it becomes central to provide access to care for our families. Mt. Healthy City Schools has been researching ways to incorporate a health center within the district and possibly in each of the buildings. This new partnership with THCC is the first step in the process in providing health-care access to underserved families in the district. “The HealthCare Connection has been involved in our community for many years; we hope to increase the access to services for our families with this renewed partnership”, said Superintendent Dr. Reva C. Cosby.
The HealthCare Connection plans to build a new health center in Mt. Healthy that will continue to offer primary health care services and will be adding much needed affordable dental care services. Construction on the new facility is set to begin soon and the new center will open in early 2020. Dolores Lindsay, Founder and CEO of The HealthCare Connection says, “We are excited to partner with Mt. Healthy City School District, and with the expansion of our Mt. Healthy Center, we will be able to meet the growing need for quality, affordable primary care and dental services in Mt. Healthy and the surrounding areas. The new expanded health center will make an immediate and powerful impact on the health of families in the Mt. Healthy community.”
The HealthCare Connection has been serving families in 46 neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 50 years and has operated the Mt. Healthy Family Practice Center on Hilltop Plaza for over 30 years. THCC provides primary health care services such as: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Dental Services, Obstetrics and Gynecological Services, STD Treatments and Counseling, Mental and Behavioral Health Services, Interpreter Services, and Laboratory Services. The Center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and works with patients with no insurance on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size to make care more affordable.
In 2017, The HealthCare Connection’s Mt. Healthy Family Practice Center and the Lincoln Heights Health Center were re-certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest level possible. In addition, THCC was the first Community Health Center in Ohio and is a founding member of the Ohio and National Association of Community Health Centers.
THCC is a non-profit charity that depends on federal grants, funding from foundations, corporations, and private organizations to help sustain and grow the organization.
As we look forward to the future in Mt. Healthy City Schools, we are encouraged and enthusiastic about this partnership with The HealthCare Connection and the future services they will be able to offer to our students and Mt. Healthy families.