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Published: Saturday, 2/16/2002

Area clinics offer medical services

A variety of medical facilities in the area offer free or low-cost services. Primary care, dental care, mental health care, and other services are available at many of these sites.

Those providing the care recommend calling first to set up an appointment or to verify if you qualify for treatment. Many of the sites take Medicaid, but some offer care free of charge or on a sliding fee scale.

OHIO

Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless: Certification: federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2101 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 419-241-1554. Free medical and dental care for the homeless.

Comprehensive Addiction Service Systems (COMPASS): Certification: licensed by the Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Services. 2465 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, 419-241-8827. Provides drug and alcohol counseling services. Initial $68 assessment fee followed by $10 weekly fee after acceptance into the program.

Cordelia Martin Health Center: Certification: federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. 905 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, 419-255-7883. Free and low-cost medical and dental care.

Behavioral Connections of Wood County, Inc.: Certification: licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Operates out of five facilities in Bowling Green and two in Perrysburg. Call 419-352-5387 in Bowling Green and 419-872-2419 in Perrysburg. Provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse care. -Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, self-pay (sliding fee).

Dental Center of Northwest Ohio: Certification: an agency of the United Way of Greater Toledo. 2138 Madison Ave., Toledo, 419-241-6215. Low-cost dental care for children and adults. Medicaid accepted.

Fulton County Health Department: Certification: accredited by the Ohio Department of Health. 606 South Shoop Ave., Wauseon, 419-337-0915. Limited low-cost medical care for pediatric, adult, and prenatal patients, including immunizations.

Harbor Behavioral Health Care: Certification: accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 4334 Secor Rd., Toledo, 419-475-4449. Seven other local sites can be contacted through that number. Medicaid, Medicare, self-pay, and most private insurance accepted, as well as some charity care available. Comprehensive mental health services for children, adults, families, and businesses.

Huron Street Medical Clinic: Certification: federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. 923 North Huron St., Toledo, 419-242-6028. Free and low-cost medical care.

Ottawa County Health Department: Certification: audited by the Ohio Department of Health. 1856 East Perry St., Port Clinton, 419-734-6800 or 800-788-8803 toll free in Ottawa County only. Free and low-cost medical care for pediatric, prenatal, and adult patients.

Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, Inc.: Certified by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 1301 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 419-255-1115; 3401 Glendale Ave., Suite 205, Toledo, 419-385-8778; 735 Haskins Rd., Suite G, Bowling Green, 419-354-3540; 1039 North Main St., Findlay, 419-423-4611. Provides low-cost obstetrics and gynecology care for women.

Rescue Mental Health Services: 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, 419-255-9585. Provides comprehensive emergency mental health services on sliding fee scale.

River East Community Health Center: Certification: federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. 117 Main St., Toledo, 419-691-1322. Free and low-cost medical care.

Daisy Smith Community Health Center: Certification: federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. 430 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, 419-255-7883. Free and low cost medical care.

South Side Community Health Center: Certification: federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. 1 Aurora Gonzales Dr., Toledo, 419-241-6106. Free and low-cost medical care.

Substance Abuse Services, Inc. (SASI): Accreditation: certified by Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services; accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 1832 Adams St., Toledo, 419 243-7274, and 5250 Renwyck, Toledo, 419 535-8740. Provides drug and alcohol counseling and prevention classes for adults and children. Sliding fee and Medicaid.

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department: Certification: audited by Ohio Department of Health. 635 North Erie St., Toledo, 419-213-4100. Free and low cost medical care for pediatric, adult and prenatal patients. Free and low cost dental care for children.

Unison Behavioral Health Group: Certification: the Ohio Department of Mental Health; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Alcohol, Drug and Addiction Services. Funded by the Lucas County Mental Health Board. 1425 Starr Ave., Toledo, 419-693-0631; and 544 East Woodruff Ave., Toledo, 419-242-9577. Provides help for those with serious mental illness and those with mental illness and drug addiction. Fees are adjusted based on ability to pay.

Western Lucas County Clinic: Certification: audited by the Ohio Department of Health. 330 Oak Terrace Blvd., Spencer Township, 419-865-0196. This clinic is a division of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. Free and low-cost medical care for pediatric, adult, and prenatal patients.

Wood County Health Department: Certification: audited by the Ohio Department of Health. 1840 East Gypsy Lane Rd., Bowling Green, 419-352-8402. Free and low-cost childhood vaccinations. Limited medical care for children and adults.

Zepf Community Mental Health Center: Certification: the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 6605 West Central Ave., Sylvania Township, 419-841-7701; 525 Hamilton St., 419-255-4050. Provides comprehensive mental health care.

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, 419-246-4636. In Ottawa County, it is a program of the United Way, 419-734-6645 or 800-650-HELP. Based in Napoleon for Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties, it is affiliated with the United Way, 419-599-1660 or 800-468-4357. In Wood County, there is no First Call for Help, but The Link (Crisis Intervention Center) provides a similar service; 419-352-1545 or 800-472-9411.

MICHIGAN

Monroe County

Family Medical Center of Michigan, Inc.: Certification: Joint Center on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 8765 Lewis Ave., Temperance, 734-847-3802; 130 Medical Center Dr., Carleton, 734-654-2169. Provides primary care services, including mental health services, for adults and children. Accepts Medicaid, private insurance, and sliding fee scale.

Monroe Community Mental Health Authority: Certification: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 1001 South Raisinville Rd. P.O. Box 726, Monroe, 800-886-7340. Comprehensive services for mentally ill, mentally disabled, and emotionally impaired children and adults on a sliding fee scale and Medicaid.

Monroe County Health Department: Undergoing certification by the Michigan Department of Community Health, 2353 South Custer Rd., Monroe, 734-240-7800. No physician on staff, but provides maternal services support, childhood immunizations, family planning services, and a dental program for Medicaid-eligible children.

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 or 734-242-4357.

Lenawee County

Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority: Certification: accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. 1040 South Winter St., Suite 1022, Adrian, 517-263-8905. Accepts Medicaid. Provides in-house mental health services for adults and children.

Lenawee County Health Department: Certification: Michigan Department of Community Health. 1040 South Winter St., Adrian, 517-264-5226. Provides family planning, adult and child immunizations, maternal and infant support services, and a variety of other medical screening programs on sliding fee scale.

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: Certification: accredited by the Michigan Department of Community Health. 20 Care Dr., Hillsdale, 517-437-7395.

Journeys of Michigan: Certification: Michigan Department of Community Health, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 25 Care Dr., Hillsdale, 517-439-9327.



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