Reduced fee counseling/medical/dental resources?
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August 31, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #83260
My mother-in-law just came to live with us suddenly due to a domestic abuse situation. She lived on the Oregon Coast where they had a lot of free clinics and was in the process of getting a root canal for almost no money; she has no insurance. So, she needs some dental work done and also is in need of counseling to help her deal with the abuse, etc. I’m wondering if anyone knows of resources that offer low/no cost services for medical, dental, and counseling.
Even a lead would be very much appreciated as I don’t even know where to begin!
Thanks!August 31, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #400718September 1, 2010 2:45 am at 2:45 am #400719
You might also try the dental programs at Ohio State or Columbus State.September 1, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am #400720
Anne wrote >>
You might also try the dental programs at Ohio State or Columbus State.
Also, ask your own dentist. He may be willin to make a deal for her if you are a long time customerSeptember 1, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm #400721
The city’s operating budget includes funding for the network called Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers (colnhc dot org). CNHC does fantastic work in our community.
If your MIL faced domestic violence, consider getting her connected with Choices (ChoicesColumbus dot org)
In general, the Columbus human services hotline ‘211’ is ‘Hands On Central Ohio.’September 1, 2010 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #400722
Columbus has some top notch free clinics, most of them staffed by OSU employees and students. The chair of one of the medical programs spends three days a week staffing a free clinic.
I was actually so impressed with the free clinics that one is my primary medical provider. Not because I get it free, we have insurance. But it does help fund the clinic when they get paying customers.
I know you can get free mental health counseling by final year students who are supervised. Contact OSUSeptember 1, 2010 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #400723
Tenzo wrote >>
I know you can get free mental health counseling by final year students who are supervised. Contact OSU
Are you certain that those are for non-students? All of the free counseling resources on campus that I am aware of are only available to currently enrolled students.September 1, 2010 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm #400724
CookieMemberSeptember 1, 2010 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #400725
OSU’s Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program has a sliding scale fee-based clinic available to anyone.September 1, 2010 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #400726
Thanks SO MUCH for all of the wonderful resources! I appreciate it so much. I got home today and a chunk of her tooth had fallen out! EEEEK!
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