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Health Services for Immigrants

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Partnership between Nationwide Children’s Hospital, select schools and your child’s doctor to provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. Care Connection programs include: School Health Clinics, Behavioral Health Counseling Services, Mobile Care Center, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) and Wheelchair Clinic. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Visit the website for the list of participating schools.

  • School Health Clinics: (614) 355-2590 or contact your school nurse
  • Behavioral Health Counseling Services: Contact Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Intake Department at (614) 355-8080 or contact your school counselor or school social worker to schedule an appointment
  • Mobile Care Center: (614) 203-2372
  • School-Based Asthma: (614) 355-5495 or contact your school nurse
  • Wheelchair Clinic: (614) 722-5810
  • General Questions: (614) 722-6053

nationwidechildrens.org/care-connection

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Immigrant Health Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to provide practical information and resources for pediatricians to address common matters related to immigrant child health, including clinical care, access to resources, legal help and more. Click below for a list of resources throughout Ohio.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016
aap.org

Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Provides a variety of services for the Asian community:

  • Supports youth with tutoring and mentoring programs in grades K-12
  • Supports individuals who are victims (or at risk) of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and hate crimes or other forms of violence and/or unhealthy behavior
  • 24-hour interpreting / translation services
  • Computer and English classes
  • Career and college development workshops
  • Free health clinic and Hepatitis B testing

4700 Reed Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220
Main Line: (614) 220-4023
Interpreting 24/7 Hotline: (614) 216-4988
aacsohio.org

Bhutanese Nepali Community of Columbus (BNCC)

Provides case management services, health and wellness services, education programs (like ESOL, tutoring and summer camps), language and culture programs, and sport clubs for Bhutanese people living in Columbus, Ohio.
4646 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 396-8965
bnccohio.org

Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services (JFS)

Provides information about food assistance, cash assistance, health care, job training, emergency assistance and much more. Offers several food programs, including the Ohio Direction Card / EBT (formerly known as food stamps). Individuals can apply for Medicaid at their local Opportunity Center, based on where they live. Each center serves certain zip codes. People outside of Franklin County should visit their local county Department of Job and Family Services. Refugees and immigrants can apply for services as well.

  • East Opportunity Center
    1055 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
    (614) 212-1993
  • Northland Opportunity Center
    1721 Northland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 233-2417
  • West Opportunity Center
    314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
    (614) 233-2912

(614) 233-2000
jfs.franklincountyohio.gov

Ohio Asian American Health Coalition

Works for the health of Ohio’s Asian Americans by supporting community research, education and advocacy.
Physical Address: 660 Ackerman Road, Columbus, Ohio 43218
Mailing Address: PO Box 183110, Columbus, Ohio 43218
(614) 366-8214
oahcoalition.org

OSU Free Clinics

Patients are seen at the Rardin Family Practice Center. Services are provided for those who have no health insurance and have a low to moderate income. Call for more details.

  • Latino Free Clinic (La Clínica Latina): Free health care for Spanish-speaking patients
    (614) 349-1038
    laclinicalatinaoh.com
  • Asian Health Initiative: Free health care for Asian adults living in central Ohio
    (614) 220-4023, ext. 224
    aacsohio.org/ahi-free-clinic
  • Noor Free Clinic: Health Care is provided by Muslim nurses and physicians
    (614) 516-3075
    noorohio.org/node/357

2231 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
wexnermedical.osu.edu/departments/family-medicine

OSU Occupational Medicine at CarePoint East

Provides newly-arrived refugees with comprehensive health screenings and referrals for follow-up care.
543 Taylor Road, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 688-6492
wexnermedical.osu.edu/departments/family-medicine

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)

Provides coverage for the treatment of emergency medical conditions for refugees who have been in the country for less than 8 months, have a low income and are not eligible for Medicaid. Applicants must provide proof of income, pregnancy, citizenship and other health insurance (if applicable). This program offers health coverage for a limited period of time to refugees upon their arrival in the United States.
Medicaid Hotline: (800) 324-8680
medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/Programs.aspx#623547-non-us-citizens