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OAFC strives to provide our members with up-to-date information that is helpful at the clinic level as well as for patients.

The following are helpful links to those operating or starting a free clinic.

  • For any information or resources to assist a patient with cancer, contact your localAmerican Cancer Society Patient Navigator. There are twenty (20) Navigators across the state, each serving a few Ohio counties, who are equipped to meet the needs of cancer patients and survivors. Call 1-888-227-6446 and ask for the Patient Navigator in your area.

  • Angel Wheels to Healing™ (formerly Angel Bus) is a non-profit charity, dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged, ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. A typical trip supported by Angel Wheels to Healing does not exceed 300 miles (one-way), and we do not normally handle trips within a local area or community. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis, routinely for cancer patients traveling daily for treatment.

  • Writing a grant? Looking to start a free clinic? Or just looking for general information? For health-realted information and statistics on Columbus and the surrounding areas, visit www.datasourcecolumbus.org.

  • “Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 15 years.”

  • The Governors Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives offers information on currently available grants for non-profits in Ohio. Visit their website and join their mailing list at http://gofbci.ohio.gov.

  • The Healthy Start, Health Families Application Online provides web users the ability to download the application for health coverage for low-income working families and pregnant women.

  • For up-to-date health care information and comparison information on health care reform proposals, visit the Kaiser Family Foundation at www.kff.org.

  • The MyMedicareMatters Web site is designed to help individuals learn more about the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and the Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC) sponsor the site, with support from AstraZeneca. The Web site was developed using materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as materials developed by NCOA, ABC, and AstraZeneca.

  • “The National Association of Free Clinics is the only national non-profit whose mission is solely focused on the needs of free clinics and the populations they serve. Founded in 2001 by Free Clinic leaders from across the country, the NAFC supports community-based, non-profit, volunteer- supported Free Clinics serving the uninsured and underinsured.”

  • Looking for patient eligibility criteria and information regarding drug company Prescription Assistance Programs please visit NeedyMeds at www.needymeds.org.

  • Ohio requires charitable organizations located in Ohio and groups that ask Ohioans for contributions to file annual reports with the Attorney General’s Office. These filings are public and contribute to accountability and transparency within the charitable sector.
    Groups are required to use the online system to fulfill their duties under the Charitable Trust Act (RC 109.23) and the Charitable Solicitations Act (R.C. 1716.02). Multiple individuals from each organization are encouraged to create accounts in order to receive reminders on filing deadlines, confirmation of filings, and other important information.

  • “The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a public-private partnership that provides community outreach and access to low and moderate-income Ohioans for free tax preparation and public benefits. The OBB allows eligible Ohioans to claim tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and public benefits, such as food stamps, child care sibsidies, home energy assistance and children’s health care insurance.”

  • Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage (OCHC) is a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals building a united, organized consumer voice and seeking to expand affordable and adequate coverage to all Ohioans. For more information, or to endorse or join the coalition, visit www.uhcanohio.org.

  • Ohio Revised Code Sections 3701.071 and 2305.234 provide for immunity from civil liability for health care providers and facilities providing care to the indigent.  Nonprofit shelters or health care facilities must register with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) by Jan. 1 of each year.  In order to register, a nonprofit shelter or health care facility must complete a registration form and a personnel survey form.

  • Ohio Health Care Safety Net is a description of public and private health care programs compiled by the Ohio Family Coverage Coalition. This is intended to be a helpful resource for those who assist the uninsured and those who craft public policy.

  • “Ohio’s Best Rx is a prescription drug discount card program designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Ohio residents without prescription drug insurance coverage who are either 60 years of age OR under age 60 with annual family incomes of less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.”

  • Ohio requires all businesses to register and maintain their nonprofit organization corporation name and purpose. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §1702.03, a nonprofit corporation must provide a purpose in the articles. A nonprofit corporation may be formed for any purpose or purposes for which natural persons lawfully may associate themselves. New registration/reinstatement forms are provided at the site.
    Continued Existence of Nonprofit Corporation must be submitted every 5 years if no other filing has been submitted.

  • “RxForOhio is a service brought to you by a collaboration of concerned individuals and organizations joining America’s pharmaceutical companies to improve health care access for the citizens of Ohio. Users can now search over 1,400 medications in over 300 government, industry and privately-sponsored programs from one central point.”

  • Rx Outreach is a fully-licensed nonprofit mail order pharmacy. We believe that everyone deserves access to affordable medications. No one should ever have to choose between filling a prescription and feeding their family.

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