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Cincinnati low-cost healthcare, pharmacy care, and more.

Cincinnati’s low-cost healthcare provider network offers primary care, women’s health, family health, behavioral health support, and pharmacy services. Additional services are available for uninsured and under-insured residents of Greater Cincinnati. Services include health screenings, immunizations, vision care, substance abuse treatment programs, and chiropractic care.

Sometimes, it can be difficult for families to make ends meet. Thankfully, many healthcare programs aid families and individuals in need. Several Cincinnati healthcare providers offer free and low-cost care to families and individuals in need who are welcoming new patients.

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Make an appointment for more information about referrals, after-hours, and quality care. Community health centers aim to provide quality healthcare services and patient-centered support. Most Cincinnati low-cost healthcare organizations listed accept Ohio Medicaid, commercial insurance, and private pay options.

Various mental health services, such as screenings, are offered as outpatient services. Compassionate care providers can schedule services and health education for families’ long-term well-being.

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Altev is a comprehensive pharmaceutical solution.

Altev Community Pharmacy

3559 Reading Road, 45229 (Avondale)
513-562-8841
Eligibility: Must have a valid prescription
Services: Prescription medications and over-the-counter dispensed
Google Reviews

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Cincinnati Healing Arts offers affordable support.

Cincinnati Healing Arts

3559 Reading Road, 45229 (Avondale)
513-376-3996
Eligibility: Payment only
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Chiropractic healthcare, functional nutrition, and personal injury rehabilitation
Google Reviews, Yelp


Direct Healthcare

To schedule an appointment and information about services, contact a health center at a convenient location. Care providers can provide a referral to other clinics, care services, or other practitioners to get quality health care. As patients, people can then access a patient portal to receive more detailed health information and faster appointment scheduling.

Mt. Auburn Urgent Care

2230 Auburn Avenue, 45219 (Mt. Auburn)
513-621-2200
Eligibility: Resident of the Cincinnati area, Medicaid accepted
Appointments Required: No
Services: Primary medical care, family practice
Google Reviews

Norwood Urgent Care

4623 Wesley Avenue, 45212 (Norwood)
513-841-1122
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary pediatric medicine, family practice
Google Reviews, Yelp Reviews

Ambrose H. Clement Cincinnati Health Department

3559 Reading Road, 45229 (Avondale)
513-576-7700
Eligibility: Resident of the Cincinnati area, Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary medical care
Google Reviews

Healthsource of Ohio

Various Locations
513-753-2821
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary and prevention dental care
Google Reviews

Black healthcare, pharmacy, or dental professional listens to patient's heart
Primary healthcare provided to patients.

Winton Hills Medical and Health

5275 Winneste Avenue, 45232 (Winton Woods)
513-242-1033
Eligibility: Resident of the Cincinnati area
Appointment Required: No
Services: Primary medical care
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Equitas Health Cincinnati Medical Center

2805 Gilbert Avenue, 45206 (Walnut Hills)
513-815-4475
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary medical, HIV/STD testing and support, mental health screenings and recovery support
Google Reviews

Planned Parenthood Cincinnati Surgical Center

2314 Auburn Avenue, 45219 (Mt. Auburn)
513-287-6488
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Reproductive health care
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Cincinnati Health Network

Various Locations
513-961-0600
Eligibility: Experiencing homelessness
Appointment Required: No
Services: Mental health, primary and preventive health care
Google Reviews

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The Healthcare Connection Inc.

Various Locations
513-588-3623
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary medical, OB/GYN, behavioral, and dental care
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CareFirst Urgent Care

Various Locations
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: No
Services: Sick visits, screenings, wellness services.

The Christ Hospital Urgent Care

Various Locations
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: No
Services: Sick visits, screenings, wellness services.


Direct Dental Care

Affordable dental care is accessible through a network of providers around Cincinnati. Various services are available to ensure oral health and wellness in the community.

Aspen Dental

Various Locations
513-843-0133
Eligibility: Payment or private insurance
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary and preventative dental care
Google Reviews, Birdeye Reviews

Crest Smile Shoppe

612 Rockdale Avenue, 45229 (Avondale)
513-352-4074
Eligibility: Resident of Cincinnati area, Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary and preventative dental care
Google Reviews

Anderson Dental Care

7525 State Road, 45255 (Anderson)
513-231-7755
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Primary and preventative dental care
Google Reviews, Yelp Reviews

Related Article: Black Therapists and Mental Health Professionals in Cincinnati


Direct Pharmacy Care

Throughout Cincinnati, affordable pharmacy care services are available to support the community’s needs. Pharmacies are ensuring equitable access to medications.

The Dispensary of Hope

Various Locations
Eligibility: Must have a valid prescription and be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level
Services: Dispenses critical medicine at no cost

Cincinnati African American Doctors
Affordable pharmacy services in Cincinnati.

St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center

1146 Bank Street, 45214 (West End)
513-562-8841
Eligibility: Resident of Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, and Warren County, no insurance, household income is less than 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level
Services: Prescription medication dispense and health screenings
Google Reviews

Pharmacy OTR

5 East Liberty Street, 45202 (OTR)
513-579-0900
Eligibility: Must have a valid prescription
Services: Prescription medication dispensed, and mental health care
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Healthcare Support

Health Care Access Now (HCAN)

2602 Victory Parkway, 45206 (Walnut Hills)
513-707-5697
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted, at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or disability assistance program coverage
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Maternal and childcare coordination and referrals to primary care practices
Google Reviews

Cincinnati Sickle Cell Alliance Foundation

6225 Colerain Avenue Suite B, 45239 (White Oak)
513-399-7419
Services: Connect Sickle Cell patients with resources and community-based programs

Adult Sickle Cell Center

3333 Burnet Ave, 45229 (Corryville)
513-517-2234
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Provides comprehensive care to children and adults with sickle cell anemia

Addiction Services Council Cincinnati

2828 Vernon Place, 45219 (Avondale)
513-281-7422
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: No
Services: Provides professional resources on alcohol, tobacco, drug-related issues, and crisis intervention services

The Crossroads Center

311 Martin Luther King Drive East, 45219 (Corryville)
513-475-5300
Eligibility: Age 18 or older struggling with substance abuse, history of abuse, or dependency not requiring detoxification
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: substance abuse and mental illness programs, counseling, prevention, and education programs, residential treatment
Google Reviews

Related Article: Help for Pregnant Women and Mothers

The Salvation Army of Cincinnati

Various Locations
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: No
Services: Rehabilitation, counseling, disaster relief, casework, and veteran support
Google Reviews

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

Various Locations
Eligibility: In need of basic health screenings
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Provides diagnosis, treatment, and primary care for psychiatric illnesses
Google Reviews

Cincinnati Suboxone Clinic

9403 Kenwood Road a130, 45242 (Blue Ash)
513-815-3005
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Opioid addiction treatment
Google Reviews

Caracole

4138 Hamilton Avenue, 45223 (Cumminsville)
513-761-1480
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: No
Services: Provides HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and case management
Google Reviews

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Supporting visually impaired Cincinnatians.

Cincinnati Assoc. for the Blind & Visually Impaired

2045 Gilbert Avenue, 45202 (Walnut Hills)
513-221-8558
Eligibility: Residents of the Cincinnati Area with visual impairments or blindness
Appointment Required: Yes
Services: Provides low vision education services, rehabilitation services, technology, and assistance to daily living mobility
Google Reviews

Healthcare for Homeless Agencies

2825 Burnet Avenue, Suite 232, 45219 (Corryville)
513-961-0600
Eligibility: Medicaid accepted
Appointment Required: No
Services: Mental health screening and treatment, dental referrals, counseling, physical exams

Cincinnatians not eligible for Ohio Medicaid can enroll in a healthcare plan on the Federal Healthcare marketplace. Additional health resources are available at Hamilton County Public Health.


Medical Debt

Medical debt is a widespread issue that often persists rather than disappears. Unpaid healthcare bills commonly result in collections, escalating to a lawsuit or bankruptcy.

Facing a significant medical bill is challenging, but taking proactive steps is crucial. Learn more about how to stop the account from becoming overdue or reaching collections.

Removing medical debt from credit reports is more accessible thanks to proposed changes under the Medical Relief Act of 2021. Although the law wasn’t enacted, three major credit bureaus implemented revisions encompassing consumers’ rights to medical debt collections. Changes included granting additional time to settle healthcare bills and minimizing the visibility of most medical debt on credit reports.


Insurance

Discovering that a health insurance provider won’t cover a new prescription or has stopped covering current medication can be challenging. Explore these four tips when facing issues with medication coverage.

Written by: Crystal Kendrick

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