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About Us

The Lincoln Heights Health Center began 49 years ago as Ohio’s first community health center, located just north of Cincinnati. The Lincoln Heights Health Center first began serving low-income families in a four-room apartment with volunteer doctors and dentists. The HealthCare Connection is now comprised of the Lincoln Heights Health Center (founded in 1967), the Mt. Healthy Family Practice (established in 1987) and our pediatric site, the Forest Park Health Center (opened in 1996). By 2002, we were serving 10,500 patients in one year. When the new Lincoln Heights Health Center was built in 2003, it allowed us to expand our services to help more individuals and families in need. Early in 2007, we broadened our service area nearly to downtown Cincinnati, providing primary care at four behavioral health co-locations. The Viking School Based Health Centers (VSBHC) at Princeton Middle/High School opened in 2013, and another opened at Heritage Hill Elementary in 2014. The HealthCare Connection served over 18,000 patients in 2015.

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    May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. Do you have high blood pressure? Practice healthy habits such as: -Taking your medicine as directed -Getting regular check-ups -Maintaining a healthy weight -Eating

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  • World Immunization Week

    Immunization is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Around the world: In 2014, 115 million infants worldwide received diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis. Today, only 2 countries remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988. In 2014, about 85% of the world’s children received one dose of measles vaccine by their firstRead more →
  • VSBHC Match Update

    The HealthCare Connection has been fundraising for the Viking School Based Health Centers for the past two years after being awarded a matching grant by Interact for Health. This is our third and final year and our goal is to raise $30,000 for a 2:1 match. Every dollar raised, up to $30,000, will be matched

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Our Services

  • Adolescent medicine
  • Adult medicine
  • Healthy Start applications
  • Dental Care
  • Health education classes
  • Immunization
  • Lab (Independent)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatric



The HealthCare Connection is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).