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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.

We...

  • 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 at a significantly reduced rate compared to other TB Testing sites.

  • offer Women's Health in an effort to provide preventative care to our patients.

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.

We also...

  • 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.

OUR PROGRAMS

 

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

Monthly

Walk-in

Appointments Available

Thursdays from 11 AM to 2 PM

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

Weekly

Walk-in

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 and physical exams have distinct schedules:

  • TB Skin Testing

    • ​TB skin testing runs from 11 AM to 1 PM.

    • TB skin testing is walk-in only; no appointments are available.

    • TB skin tests are then read on the immediately following Thursday.

    • The cost of a TB skin test is an $8.00 cash donation.

    • Please bring form of ID.

  • Work/School Physical Exams

    • Work and school physical exams are by appointment only.  To schedule your appointment, call 614-262-5094.

    • Please bring form of ID and necessary physical exam paperwork.

    • There is no cost for a physical exam.

 

*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.

Health-in-Action Workshop

Registration Required

Dates TBD

Health-in-Action is a workshop that runs once a week for six weeks where 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 clicking the registration links: Dates TBD.

OUR STAFF

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Sarah Gray

Executive Director

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.

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Carlotta Hughes-Culp

Counselor

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.

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Allison Smith

Operations Manager

Allison received her B.S. in Health Administration from Ohio University and worked for a few years before joining the Helping Hands Community. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio and still finds there is so much to experience here. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at her church, going on runs with her dog, and spending time with family. Allison is excited to continuing growing the Helping Hands Clinic and serving the community.

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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.  

OUR BOARD

Teresa Archer

Board Secretary

Ana Balmaseda-Raber, MS, PT

Board Member

Gerald Cable

Board Member

John Cannizzaro

Board Member

Dr. Riza Tady Conroy

Board Member, Medical Director

Raymond D'Angelo

Board President

Dustin Delewski, CPA, CMA

Board Member

Robert Gillette

Board Treasurer

Sarah Gray

Executive Director

Dr. Nancy Henceroth-Gatto

Board Vice President

Father Charles Klinger

Board Member

Fred Pfening III

Board Member

Stewart Roberts

Board Member

LaTonya Wilson

Board Member