Men's reluctance to see doctors can have consequences officials say
Health centers plan for future after Good Samaritan Hospital closes
Dayton health center getting new home, new name
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton (CHCGD) is excited to announce that we have become a partner agency with Hannah’s Treasure Chest. Hannah’s Treasure Chest is a clearinghouse for families in need, providing items for children from ages 0-14 including clothing, coats, gloves, shoes, boots, toys, bedding, diapers, car seats, strollers, books, movies, games, and much more at no cost to our patients. They also have cribs and beds available for a small cost, along with maternity clothes and breast pumps. If you are or know of a family who could benefit from the Hannah’s Treasure Chest program, please talk to your CHCGD care team member about a referral.
East Dayton Health Center’s Dr. Gary L. LeRoy is president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians
WHIO-TV Dayton doctor elected president of national physician group
National Mayors Day of Action for the Affordable Care Act
ABC TV 22 Now News Story link
Mayor Whaley rallies support for Obamacare
DPS mobile clinic to assist students, families who deal with asthma
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton Partners with Dayton Public Schools to Launch Mobile Health Unit
CHCGD: A Leader in Data Driven Quality Care, Dec. 2016
Obamacare future has locals worried, Nov. 10, 2016 2016
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton receives
Health Systems Excellence Award from the American Cancer Society
East Dayton Health Center’s own Dr. Gary LeRoy has been elected to the
Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians
WALK WITH A DOC - APRIL 22, 2017
Community Health Centers Celebrate 50 Years!
August 2015 Event
WHIO TV Dayton
WDTN TV Dayton
Supreme Court Ruling
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, after the Supreme Court rules insurance tax credits should be available to Americans in all 50 states. In Ohio, that means 160,000 residents get to keep their current health coverage.
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton says the ruling takes a weight off many of their patients shoulders.
“This whole issue from the beginning has been so political and so contentious that I thought we were fine but you just never know,” said Gregory Hopkins, the executive director for the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton.
He says the center’s six locations serve mainly low income patients and Thursdays Supreme Court ruling will make Dayton area residents healthy.
“Its one less burden off their situations. One of the main reasons folks end up having financial problems, file bankruptcy is for health reasons and health care costs,” said Hopkins. “So it just removes a level of stress and a level of worry for our patients and now we can focus on their health and they can focus on their health.”
Across its six locations, including the Drew Health Center on Third street, Hopkins says the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton saw 14,000 patients last year.
After hearing Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, Hopkins says he expects patients to come to the doctor more often.
“Folks who have coverage tend to take care of their health a lot better,” Hopkins said. “They tend to come for the preventative services instead of waiting for something catastrophic to happen. Or instead of having to use the emergency room for their care.”
The Affordable Care Act may not be in the clear just yet.
Legislators are expected to try to repeal again.
(Courtesy TV2 WDTN.com
Looking for a fun way to increase your physical activity? Come enjoy the peaceful scenery and jumpstart your fitness program by taking a stroll through beautiful RiverScape MetroPark! Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton is excited to introduce Medicine on the Move, a community walking club meeting on the 4th Saturday of each month, from May through October, at 9 to 10 AM in lovely downtown RiverScape MetroPark. Each month a physician and/or nurse practitioner leads a group walk, and is available to answer any questions about health and fitness.
Medicine on the Move is open to all participants, and all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Please feel free to call Patty at 937-528-6850, ex 2004 with any questions.
Preview: Our Dr. Gary LeRoy will be featured on TV 7
See the interview Part 1
See the Interview Part 2
Healthcare Open Enrollment
Congratulations to Dr. Gary LeRoy!
The Ohio Academy of Family Practice Physicians has selected East Dayton Health Center physician, Dr. LeRoy
as the 2014 Family Medicine Educator of the Year.
Uninsured have other options
By wdtn marsha Bonhart
Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - If you don’t have health insurance, you have run out of time to get it from the Affordable Care Act for this year. The deadline to apply for the ACA was March 31, but the answer for people who can’t afford to pay for insurance can be found in a neighborhood health center.
One of the reasons millions of people are still without health insurance is cost. Some say they just don’t have the money to pay a monthly premium of any amount.
“We are here for patients regardless of their ability to pay.” That message is from Gregory Hopkins, Executive Director of Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton. It describes part of the mission of the health centers – a program that is partially funded by the federal government. The CHCGD has acquired six local health centers: Victor Cassano Health Center, Southview Health Center, Alex Central Health Center, Charles Drew Health Center, East Dayton Health Center and Corwin Nixon Health Center.
Last year, the network of federally funded health centers helped 22 million Americans. They offer primary care, but don’t provide specialists or hospital services.
These are not free clinics, if you are uninsured, the services will be paid based on your family size and income. Medicaid is available as are most insurance plans.
The appointment phone numbers are 937-461-6869 or 937-558-0180.
Introducing The Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton is Applying for PCMH Recognition
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton (CHCGD) will be hosting a
health conference on Saturday, May 3 at the Dayton Grand Hotel.
The conference is intended for CHCGD patients who suffer from high blood pressure,
high cholesterol, diabetes, or morbid obesity.”
Healthy U Diabetes Workshop 2014
Alex Central Health Center - Open House October 8, 2013
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton collaborated with several other organizations gathered together
to share information about local resources and educational events relative to the marketplace.
Local Uninsured Start Enrollment Process For Health Care
Closing county public health clinics will save $1.2M, Feb. 2013
Printable Childrens Health Fest 2012 - Summary
Our 2011 Children’s Health Festival was a huge success!
WHIO-TV report: “Is the Economy Making People Sick?” (features CHCGD’s role in helping people get the care they need).
CHCGD is now an Ohio Benefit Bank host organization
Health Care Reform Frequently Asked Questions for CHCGD Patients
Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton was featured in three really nice Dayton Daily News articles.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our dedicated physicians and the patients we serve:
Dayton Daily News: Growing health centers designed to ease ER strain, Aug. 2010
Dayton Daily News: No health insurance is no problem at health centers, Aug. 2010
Dayton Daily News: Health centers becoming medical homes for many, Aug. 2010