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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 Women's Health in an effort to provide preventative care to our patients.
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 (2022), "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 Women's Health Program, a Free Care Program, and a HealthyU educational program. Download a PDF handout of our program schedule here.
Women's Health Program
Tuesdays from 9 AM to 11 AM
See the Homepage Calendar for Monthly Dates
During the Women's Health Program, we offer free female cancer checks. Patients who attend the Women's Health Program will receive a women's health exam, which includes a pap smear, pelvic exam, and a clinical breast exam. Women's health exams are available as walk-ins or as appointments in advance. To make a physical exam appointment, call 614-262-5094. All patients who complete their women's health appointment will receive one-month supply of tampons and pads. We do not serve individuals under age 18.
Free Care Program
Appointments for Work/School Physical Exams
Tuesdays, Doors are open from 8 to 9 AM
Thursdays, Doors are open from 3 to 4:30 PM
During our Free Care Program, we offer free Family Medicine and social services care. Our Free Care Program is walk-in only; we do not have scheduled appointments. To see a Doctor and receive care, 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.
TB skin testing, physical exams, and vision screenings have distinct schedules:
TB Skin Testing
TB skin testing runs from 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesdays.
TB skin testing is walk-in only; no appointments are available.
TB skin tests are then read on the immediately following Thursday.
Please bring a form of ID.
The cost of a TB skin test is an $8.00 cash donation.
Work/School Physical Exams
Work and school physical exams are by appointment only. To schedule your appointment, call 614-262-5094.
Please bring a form of ID and necessary physical exam paperwork.
The cost of a work/school physical exam is a $5.00 cash donation.
*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 three hours at our clinic during the Free Care Program.
Reserve Your Spot
Thursdays from 2 PM to 2:30 PM
See the Homepage Calendar for Dates
Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is pleased to offer FREE trauma-informed yoga to its patients. The yoga instruction is for beginners and is open to participants of all levels. Bring yourself and a desire to learn and heal in this gentle movement class. All are welcome! You can walk-in to the class or call ahead to reserve your spot: 614-262-5094. Yoga mats will be provided for use, but please bring your own if available. This class is not available for individuals under age 18.
Keturah DeChristopher brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit field. She received her MA in International Studies from the University of San Francisco ten years ago, and has since worked internationally and domestically in the anti-trafficking field. Along the way she worked in the criminal justice system, alongside immigrant and refugee groups, and serves on the Board of Directors for an education and mentorship nonprofit. She is eager to bring her positive attitude, ingenuity, versatility and resilience to the clinic.
Sarah Gray joined the Helping Hands team after graduating with her Master of Public Administration from The Ohio State University. While she is not an Ohio native, she is eager to serve the local community and has been an active volunteer since she moved to Columbus in 2015. Prior to her move to Ohio, Sarah worked for a non-profit organization outside of Philadelphia and her passion has always been to work in the non-profit field. In her free time, Sarah can be found on the tennis courts or with a good book in her hands.
Gina Grumble, PharmD
Pharmacist, Grant Writer Manager
Gina Grumble is a dedicated pharmacist with a PharmD degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. After completing her postgraduate residency training in community pharmacy practice, she gained valuable experience working at a local community pharmacy. Gina’s journey then led her to the College of Pharmacy, where she played a vital role in providing innovative, real-life experiences to pharmacy students. During her time at the College, Gina forged a meaningful partnership with Helping Hands, and has been volunteering as a pharmacist and overseeing the pharmacy team for the last four years. She is excited and passionate about providing exceptional patient care and addressing the healthcare needs of the local community. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Gina finds joy in spending quality time with her family. When she is not at the clinic, you can find her indulging in her love for running and experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen.
Carlotta Hughes-Culp is a licensed professional counselor and a certified tobacco treatment specialist. She over 20 years of experience working in the social services. She has 10 years of experience as a tobacco treatment specialist receiving her certification in tobacco cessation from the Mayo Clinic Tobacco Dependence Center.
A 2012 graduate of the University of Dayton, Carlotta received her Masters of Science in Education and Allied Professions. She has gained experience working with mood disorders, phase of life issues, divorce adjustment, anxiety, depression and tobacco cessation.
Carlotta also holds a Masters of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville. She is a member of the American Counseling Association. Carlotta is an independent contractor with a local health and wellness company and actively volunteers with several church and community activities that focus on health, wellness and mental health issues.
Treana Tom, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing
Treana obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Ohio University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine which she also obtained from OU. She has been a registered nurse for fourteen years and says “I am one of the lucky ones who get to love my job.” Treana has previously worked in acute care, long-term care, in a women’s health office, and has been an adjunct clinical instructor for the nursing program at Clark State College for five years. She has a strong interest in empowering patients with knowledge and is eager to contribute to the wellness of patients here at Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center. In her free time, Treana enjoys spending time with family, caring for her parents, watching baseball, writing poetry, and painting.
Ana Balmaseda-Raber, MS, PT
Dr. Riza Tady Conroy
Board Member, Medical Director
Board Vice President
Dustin Delewski, CPA, CMA
Dr. Nancy Henceroth-Gatto
Father Charles Klinger
Mercy Ovuworie, RN, MBA
Fred Pfening III
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