WHAT IS HELPING HANDS HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER?
The mission of the Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is to be the caring hands of Jesus to provide medical care, health education, counseling and social services to those with needs.
Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is a community, faith based, free medical clinic that serves uninsured and underinsured adults whose income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty guidelines.
provide free health care, health education, social services, and spiritual guidance.
find medication support for those in need of prescription assistance.
refer patients for dental care and other specialties.
offer our TB Skin Testing Program at a significantly reduced rate compared to other TB Testing sites.
All of our services are no cost and free to our patients with the exception of TB Skin Testing. We ask that patients contribute an $8.00 donation for their TB Skin Tests.
opened our doors on April 20, 2007.
have seen over 10,000 patients since opening our doors.
have served patients from over 50 different zip codes throughout central Ohio.
According to the World Health Organization (2018), "health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity." Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center attends to each aspect of the World Health Organization's definition of health.
Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center offers a TB Skin Testing Program, an Acupuncture Program, and a Free Care Program.
TB Skin Testing Program
Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
During the TB Skin Testing Program, we offer reduced-price TB skin tests. The TB Skin Testing Program is walk-in only; we do not have scheduled appointments. Our services are offered on a "first come first served" basis. We do not serve individuals under age 18.
For TB Skin Testing:
TB skin testing runs from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
TB skin tests are then read on the immediately following Thursday between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
The cost of a TB skin test is an $8.00 cash donation.
Please bring form of ID.
We accept patients until we reach our capacity.
Date TBD - PROGRAM ON HOLD
During the Acupuncture Program, we offer free acupuncture evaluations and treatments. The Acupuncture Program is appointment only and appointments typically last about 1 hour. There is no cost to be seen during the Acupuncture Program. We do not serve individuals under age 18.
Free Care Program
Date TBD - PROGRAM ON HOLD
During our Free Care Program, we offer free physician care and free social services care. Our Free Care Program is walk-in only; we do not have scheduled appointments. Our services are offered on a “first come first served” basis. We accept patients until we reach our capacity. It is recommended that patients arrive when the doors first open. There is no cost to be seen during the Free Care Program. We do not serve individuals under age 18.
During the Free Care Program, we also offer additional services when volunteers are available:
Mental Health Education
*Please note - because we are "first come first served" and do not have scheduled appointments, you may have to wait for some time before being seen by a doctor. Please plan on spending a couple of hours at our clinic during the Free Care Program.
HealthyU VIRTUAL Workshop
Thursdays, August 6th through September 10th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Healthy U, or CDSMP (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program), is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. People with different chronic conditions attend together. Workshops are conducted by two facilitators, one or both of whom have chronic conditions themselves, such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart conditions.
Graduates from the program will receive a great gift card on the last session. Once dates are posted, you can sign up by calling 614-262-5094 or visiting our event registration page.