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Reaching Out to Our Communities

Engagement with the community is an important part of patient care at the Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine. We’re proud to be a part of the following initiatives.

Asian Health Initiative
The OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin houses this free clinic, which provides care one-half day per week for non-English-speaking patients, primarily the indigent population. The OSU Department of Family Medicine jointly sponsors this program with the following organizations: the Wexner Medical Center; the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute; the Family Medicine Foundation; the Coalition for Asian American Health; the Asian American Community Services; the Asian American Community Service Council; and the Southesast Asian United Methodist Ministries of Central Ohio.

Columbus Free Clinic
This free clinic is run by medical students from the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health and supervised by volunteer physicians in the community. The medical students at the Columbus Free Clinic received a Caring for the Community grants for student-initiated programs by the Association of American Medical Colleges in collaboration with the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.

La Clinica Latina
The OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin houses the Latino free clinic, which provides care two half days per month for Spanish-speaking patients, primarily the indigent population. Created in December 2000, La Clinica Latina is a jointly sponsored program among the following organizations: the Wexner Medical Center; the Latino Health Alliance; and Saint Vincent’s Family Services.

Noor Free Clinic
The Noor Free Clinic is staffed by Muslim physicians and nurses from the central Ohio community.  The Columbus Noor Community Clinic is a partnership with the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, OSU Primary Care Network, Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institution, and the Muslim Clinic of Ohio (MCO) Columbus Chapter.  Medical students are encouraged to participate.