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My Community Health Center
My Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization and federally qualified health center, operates a location in Canton and opened a second location in Magnolia on Cleveland Avenue SE in early January. The nonprofit chose Magnolia as its second location because Magnolia has been designated as a hot spot by the Health and Human Services Administration due to high unmet medical need and low healthcare penetration. The much-needed location became a reality in part by a $25,000 grant from Stark Community Foundation and our family of donors. Funds were awarded to help with renovation costs and the purchasing of medical equipment.
The location in Magnolia improves access to healthcare for the medically-underserved community by providing primary care and behavioral health services to local patients. My Community Health Center also offers a sliding fee discount program based on income and household size, and no patient is ever denied care based on ability to pay.