Community Health Clinic
"To Provide quality health care in an atmosphere of dignity and caring."
What is the LCCHC?
Founded in 1992, the Community Health Clinic (CHC) provides basic medical care to the working poor and uninsured citizens of Licking County.
Believing that all citizens have a right to access medical services, our mission is to provide quality health care in an atmosphere of dignity and caring.
Under the guidance of Patrick Scarpitti, our volunteer medical staff work in partnership with local businesses, community organizations, churches, and concerned citizens to help meet the needs of the underserved members of our community.
The Clinic sees an average of 1,000 medical visits per year. The patients are asked to make a $5 donation for medical services; however, no one is turned away for inability to pay. A typical visit includes evaluation by a volunteer physician and medication. The Clinic distributes approx $100,000.00 in medication yearly.
The doors of the Community Health Clinic are open to low-income patients of Licking County. Here, they will find a dedicated volunteer staff of doctors, nurses, and auxiliary volunteers.
How Are We Funded?
Funds received through public and private donations go to support the operating expenses of the Clinic including the purchase of medications, supplies, and equipment.
Who Do We Serve?
The need for medical care for the uninsured is still a national crisis. Even after the passage of health care reform, millions of Americans will remain medically uninsured. Most without insurance will be the "working poor," i.e. those with low wages and few or no benefits. The rising cost of medical insurance means many small companies may not be able to afford to provide medical benefits to their employees.
The new Affordable Care Act provides little or not assistance to most of the clinic's patients. Our patients generally do not qualify for Medicaid and in spite of the promise of subsidies, ACA coverage is expensive. Also, deductibles are high and our clients may not be able to pay for care even with the coverage throught the ACA Marketplace.
The CHC Mission:
To provide quality health care
in an atmosphere of
dignity and caring.
The clinic is funded entirely by donations. Won't you help?
Charitable donations may be mailed to:
The Community Health Clinic
144 B West Main Street
Newark, OH 43055
Thank you for your consideration! The clinic is a 501 (3)(c).