- Family practice is relationships.
Heart of Ohio Family Health specializes in family practice health care that's centered on lasting, caring, heartfelt relationships with our patients and their families.
- Family practice is patient-centered.
Our entire family practice team works together to focus on the whole patient with care that is respectful of and responsive to an individual patient's preferences, needs, and values, which guide all our clinical decisions.
- Family practice is commitment.
We provide care and support over long periods of time and holistically, which makes us uniquely suited to excel at preventive care and managing chronic and complex conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
- Family practice is what we do and here's how we do it:
- We treat a wide range of medical issues and deliver comprehensive medical care to patients who reflect the vast and wonderful diversity of the human race...from newborn babies to seniors.
- We serve as the point of "first contact" for our patients when a medical illness, issue or concern arises.
- We coordinate care with other medical professionals.
- We care for the whole patient, including mental, behavioral and emotional needs.
- We screen to test for early signs of serious conditions and diseases before there are any symptoms and when they may be easier to treat. Getting health and wellness screenings is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Depending on your age, sex, and medical history, you may need to be screened for:
- Certain types of cancer
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Osteoporosis (weak bones)
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Hearing loss or vision loss
- We advise our patients on the tests and precautionary measures to take based on age, sex, family history, and other variables, to ensure you are prepared for health care challenges ahead.
- We are most often the first to learn about any new symptoms our patients experience and the first to diagnose emerging conditions.
- We work with our patients when issues and concerns arise, of course, but also when they're healthy to establish strong health maintenance skills through health education and practicing disease prevention techniques.
- We help our patients take control of their health.
340B Drug Pricing ProgramThe 340B Drug Pricing Program allows Federally Qualified Health Centers, such as Heart of Ohio Family Health, and other safety net health care providers to purchase prescription medication at significantly reduced prices.The 340B Drug Discount Program is managed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA). Participation in the Program results in significant savings estimated to be 20% to 50% on the cost of pharmaceuticals for safety-net providers.The purpose of the 340B Program is to enable these entities to stretch scarce federal resources, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.Both of our sites currently have in place a 340B drug program with Kroger, a point-of-sale contract pharmacy that has 340B experience.
The Diabetes Education & Monitoring ProjectHeart of Ohio's OSU pharmacy team conducts a holistic and remarkably successful diabetes treatment and counseling project for our diabetic patients. Patients are tested, diagnosed and counseled on how to lower their blood sugar levels and manage their diabetes.The Diabetes Education & Monitoring Project was designed to lower A1C results, which is a blood test used to diagnose Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and then monitored to gauge how well patients are managing their diabetes.
CenteringPregnancy® brings 8-12 pregnant women who are due around the same time together for routine prenatal care. Each of the 10 visits is 90 minutes to two hours long—giving you ten times as much time with your provider team. During the visit, you engage in your care by taking your weight and blood pressure, recording your own health data, and having private time with your provider for a belly check. This active participation makes you more aware of your results and what it means to your health and your baby’s health. The remaining time is a facilitated discussion on health topics related to your pregnancy. The group learns from your provider and also from one another.
Heart of Ohio Family Health Center has partnered with Baby Box University to provide all families with a safe sleep environment for their new bundle of joy. Infant mortality rates in Central Ohio are among some of the worst in the country. The Baby Box tradition is credited with helping Finland achieve one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. We are proud that our Baby Boxes are safe-certified and sustainable infant sleep spaces, but want families to know that it’s the education, healthcare and community components of The Baby Box Co.’s global programs that are transformational. To receive your baby box, go to babyboxuniversity.com or click the picture above, register as a new user and take the Ohio Safe Sleep Education. Either screen shot or print your certificate of completion and bring it to either Heart of Ohio location to receive your free Baby Box.
Remember the ABC’s of safe sleep: Always Alone, on her Back, in a Crib
Sliding Fee Scale Programs:
- OSU Family Practice on South High Vision Clinic (614)293-2920
- East Central Health Center (614) 645-5540
- Vision USA 1-800-766-4466
- Vineyard Free Health Clinics (614)259-5428
- Faith Mission Vision Clinic (614)224-6617, ext. 2107
- Vision Care Fund—OSU College of Optometry (614)292-9201
- Prevent Blindness Ohio (614) 464-2020
- Audiology & Hearing Aid Services
- The Deaf / Blind Outreach Program
- Speech-Language Pathology & Therapy
- The Comprehensive Program for the Deaf (CPD)