The mission of The HealthCare Connection (THCC) is to provide quality, culturally sensitive and accessible primary healthcare services focusing on the medically underserved, underinsured and uninsured residing in northern Hamilton County and surrounding areas.
The Lincoln Heights Health Center, the first Community Health Center in Ohio, opened in 1967 with six volunteers and a $10,000 grant from the City of Lincoln Heights to provide care to medically underserved city residents. At that time, Lincoln Heights was the largest self-governed African American city in the nation; however, there were no physicians or dentists practicing there. The Lincoln Heights Health Center opened in a four-room apartment on a shoestring budget, where physicians, nurses and dentists worked solely on a volunteer basis.
The opening of The Lincoln Heights Health Center, October 8th, 1967.
Launched the first funded Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program in Hamilton County.
Partnered with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to expand services in northern Hamilton County while educating health professionals in community health.
Opened the Forest Park Health Center, the second neighborhood expansion site.
The new Lincoln Heights Health Center opened on June 28, 2004. A state-of-the-art facility, housing medical, dental, and support services.
Partnered with three behavioral health agencies, leading to the opening of four co-located behavioral health sites.
More than 18,000 patients served and a fifth behavioral health site opened in Amelia.
Opened a new and expanded Mt. Healthy Family Practice.
The Lincoln Heights Health Center moved to a new location, doubling its size and comprehensive primary care services.
Mt. Healthy Family Practice Center, the first neighborhood expansion site, opened and began the Center's pursuit to bring health care to communities outside of Lincoln Heights.
Honored as one of five health centers nationally as “Models That Work” by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Purchased land from the Village of Lincoln Heights, and began construction of a new 42,000 sq. ft. health center.
Changed name to The HealthCare Connection, to better reflect the mission of serving patients from surrounding communities.
Opened the Viking School-Based Health Center, in partnership with the Princeton City School District.
Celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 8th, 2017.
Opened a brand new School-Based Wellness Center in Mt. Healthy Junior/
Where We Are Now:
Today, THCC has seven locations including the Lincoln Heights Health Center, the Mt. Healthy Family Practice Center, the Forest Park Health Center, two co-locations with Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, two school-based health centers located at Princeton and Mt. Healthy High Schools, and one school-linked health center in partnership with Lockland High School.
What We Do:
Our staff provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients that may not otherwise be able to afford the healthcare services they need.
We provide quality, affordable and accessible primary healthcare services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. We work with patients on a sliding scale to provide services that are more affordable to them.