HealthyCommunityCenterTileAs a champion of better health for all, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is dedicated to improving health care access and related services for those who live in the urban areas of central Ohio.

Some of our programs for urban neighborhoods are listed below.

Access to care

People who lack access to primary care providers are more likely to use emergency departments for non-emergencies than other people, and lack of regular preventive care can also result in emergency health visits to hospital emergency departments. To change this, we’re continually adding free and reduced-cost clinics, education programs, screenings, community fairs and interactive programs.

Healthcare Anchor Network

Ohio State is part of a growing national collaboration of 70+ leading healthcare systems building more inclusive and sustainable local economies.

Healthy Community Center

Opening in early 2024, this new center will provide access to a variety of programs and services to improve the health and wellness of the Near East Side community and its residents.

Community valued partners

We have formed strong bonds with our community partnerships. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center collaborates with these valued partners to improve health care and health equity for people in disadvantaged communities.


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