CHN Member Spotlight:
University of Toledo’s CommunityCare Clinics (CCC) is a student-run organization that operates three free clinics: a comprehensive healthcare clinic, a women’s health clinic, and a clinic for homeless patients. Since the establishment of their first clinic in 1993, CCC has provided underserved patients in the Toledo area with much-needed medical care while functioning as a training site for the next generation of physicians, pharmacists, and physician assistants. In 2019, CommunityCare Clinics saw 2521 patients over a total of 4468 visits!
Community CareClinics staff and volunteers provide a variety of services free of charge, including: Primary Care, Physicals. Labs and Diagnostic Testing, Prescriptions, Chiropractic Car, Women’s Wellness Exams, HIV Testing and Counseling, Physical and Occupational Therap, Nutrition Counseling, Assistance with Health Insurance Enrollment.
CCC is focused on empowering underserved patients through education and patient-centered care. Many of their programs, including their smoking cessation program and nutrition counseling appointments, give patients the tools they need to make informed decisions about their health.
"Health does not exist in a vacuum. The patients we see at our clinic are a mix of their physical health, mental health, support system, housing situation, access to healthy food, access to a livable wage, education, culture, heritage, spirituality, and so much more. In medicine, it is our responsibility to care for the whole human, rather than just one or two of these parts that make up the whole. For years the CCC has been a place for student volunteers to learn about the interconnectedness of these various aspects of a person’s health."