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Published: Sunday, 2/20/2000

Free or low-cost clinics in Toledo and the region

Toledo offers a variety of free or low-cost clinics - often based on a patient's ability to pay - with many of the same specialties as private hospitals. Listed, too, are agencies that offer information and referrals.

OHIO

Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless: Specialties: Services for homeless adults and those at risk for homelessness. Medical, dental, optometry, podiatry. Walk-ins welcome. Certification: not required. 2101 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 241-1554

Comprehensive Addiction Service Systems (COMPASS): Specialties: Screening and placement. Detoxification services. Inpatient and outpatient programs. Partial day hospitalization program. Certification: Licensed by the Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services. 2465 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, 241-8827.

Cordelia Martin Health Center: Specialties: Medical and dental services, pharmacy, family-practice medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, sickle-cell anemia detection program, in-house laboratory services, dentistry, on-site social services, podiatry, general surgery, midwifery, pediatrics, WIC. Certification: Inspected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 905 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, 255-7883.

Behavioral Connections Wood County: Specialties: Psychiatric services, case management, individual and group therapy, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, supervised and subsidized housing, employment services, domestic-violence program, 24-hour crisis intervention. Certification: Licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. 1010 North Prospect St., Bowling Green, 352-5249.

Dental Center of Northwest Ohio: Specialties: Dental care for children and some adult services. Certification: an agency of the United Way of Greater Toledo. 2138 Madison Ave., Toledo, 241-6215.

Fulton County Health Department: Specialties: Immunization, prenatal services, obstetrics, family planning, well-child clinics, HIV testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Nurse on call. Certification: accredited by the Ohio Department of Health. 606 South Shoop Ave., Wauseon, 337-0915.

Harbor Behavioral Health Care: Specialties: Behavior health-care services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in six locations. Psychological testing. Treatment for depression, sexual abuse, and children at risk. Mental-health services for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses and for youth who are seriously emotionally disturbed. Certification: Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 4334 Secor Rd., Toledo, 475-4449.

Huron Street Medical Clinic: Specialties: Family medical care. Certification: Inspected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 1127 North Huron St., Toledo, 242-6028.

Ottawa County Health Department: Specialties: Well-child examinations, WIC, family planning, immunizations, prenatal care, tuberculosis, testing, home care, hospice, 60-plus nursing assessments. Coordinates local services for Ohio Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps. Certification: Audited by the Ohio Department of Health. 1856 East Perry St., Port Clinton, 734-6800.

Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, Inc: Specialties: Reproductive health care for men and women. Pap tests, breast exams, general health screening, pregnancy tests, all methods of birth control, gynecological care, prenatal care. Level 1 infertility, estrogen-replacement therapy, free HIV testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. Certified by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 1301 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 255-1115; 3401 Glendale Ave., Suite 205, Toledo, 385-8778; 735 Haskins Rd., Suite G, Bowling Green, 354-3540; 1039 North Main St., Findlay, 423-4611.

Rescue Mental Health Services: Specialties: Serves children and adults experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis. Emergency assessments, including pre-hospitalization screening. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Certification: Accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Licensed by Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services and Ohio Department of Mental Health. 3350 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, 255-9585.

River East Community Health Center Medical: Includes family practice, internal medicine, podiatry, OB/GYN, midwifery, general surgery and pediatrics. Certification: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 117 Main St., Toledo, 691-1322.

The Sight Center: Specialties: Rehabilitation services for the blind; low-vision clinic including eye exams and glasses; education and advocacy; vocational rehabilitation; services to help elderly people stay in their homes or in assisted living. Certification: Accredited by the National Accreditation Council. 1819 Canton Ave., Toledo, 800-624-8378.

Daisy Smith Community Health Center: Specialties: Family medical care. Certification: Inspected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 430 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, 255-7883.

South Side Community Health Center: Medical, including family practice, internal medicine, podiatry, OB/GYN, midwifery, general surgery and pediatrics. Certification: Inspected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 1 Aurora Gonzales Dr., Toledo, 241-6106.

Substance Abuse Services, Inc. (SASI): Specialties: Individual and group counseling, methadone treatment, residential services, AIDS testing. Accreditation: Certified by Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 1832 Adams St., Toledo, 243-7274.

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department: Specialties: Tuberculosis control and outreach, adult medical clinic, pediatric clinic, prenatal clinic with midwives, dental clinic, sexually transmitted disease clinic, pharmacy department, maternal and child health services, WIC, lead-poisoning program. Certification: Audited by Ohio Department of Health. 635 North Erie St., Toledo, 245-1700.

Unison Behavioral Health Care: Specialties: Outpatient counseling for families, individuals, children and older adults, and mental-health services for people with serious, persistent, long-term mental illnesses. Fees based on patient's income. Certification: Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. 1425 Starr Ave., Toledo, 693-0631; 544 East Woodruff Ave., Toledo, 242-9577.

Western Lucas County Clinic: Specialties: Immunizations, children's health services, obstetrics, prenatal care, family-practice medicine. Certification: Audited by the Ohio Department of Health. 330 Oak Terrace Blvd., Holland, 865-0196.

Wood County Health Department: Specialties: Child health, well-child examinations, pediatrics, prenatal care, child immunization services, adult clinic services, mammography, clinical breast exams, Pap tests, coordinates local services for Ohio Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps. Certification: Audited by the Ohio Department of Health. 1840 East Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green, 352-8402.

Zepf Community Mental Health Center: Specialties: Counseling, services for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses. Certification: Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. 6605 West Central Ave., Toledo, 841-7701.

First Call for Help: This service offers information about and referrals to health-care and human-service agencies. In Lucas County, it is a program of the Greater Toledo Chapter of the American Red Cross. 246-4636.

In Ottawa County, it is a program of the United Way. 734-6645 or 800-650-HELP.

Based in Napoleon for Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties, it is affiliated with the United Way. 592-3577 or 800-468-4357. In Wood County, calls are answered by the Link. 352-1545 or 800-472-9411.

Michigan - Monroe County

Family Medical Center: Specialties: Family-practice medicine, obstetrics, podiatry, psychological services, social-worker services. Certification: Audited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8765 Lewis Ave., Temperance, 734-847-3802; 12625 Grafton Rd., Carleton, 734-654-2169.

Monroe County Community Mental Health Services: Specialties: 24-hour emergency services; mental-health services for adults, children, and families; therapy and case management for adults and children with mental illness and severe emotional disturbance; respite services for caregivers; services for people with developmental disabilities. Certification: Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations. 1001 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe, 800-886-7340.

Monroe County Health Department: Specialties: Immunizations, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, communicable-disease control, family-planning services, WIC, hearing and vision clinics. Certification: Michigan Department of Community Health, 2353 South Custer Rd., Monroe, 734-240-7800.

United Way's First Call for Help: This program of the United Way of Monroe County offers information about and referrals to health-care and human-service agencies. 800-423-1958.

Lenawee County

Lenawee County Community Mental Health Services: Specialties: Case-management services for people who are severely and persistently mentally ill, day program and case management for people with developmental disabilities, family counseling, and children's services. Certification: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 1040 South Winter St., Suite 1022, Adrian, 517-263-8905.

Lenawee County Health Department: Specialties: AIDS clinic, breast- and cervical-cancer services, family planning and birth-control supplies, immunizations, pregnancy clinic. Certification: Michigan Department of Community Health. 1040 South Winter St., Adrian, 517-264-5226.

Call Help: This program of the Lenawee County United Way and Volunteer Center offers information about and referrals to health-care and human-service agencies. 517-264-4357.

Hillsdale County

Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency: Specialties: Immunizations, WIC, family planning, testing and counseling for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Certification: Certification: Accredited by the Michigan Department of Community Health. 20 Care Dr., Hillsdale, 517-437-7395.

Community Action Agency of Hillsdale: The Hillsdale office of this tri-county agency helps refer people in need to health-care services. 517-437-3346.

Journeys of Michigan: Specialties: Outpatient mental-health services, individual and group therapy. Certification: Michigan Department of Community Health, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 25 Care Dr., Hillsdale, 517-439-9327.

 

 



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