Community Health Services & Disease Prevention
Our staff work to improve the health of Hamilton County residents through education programs and services that address immunizations, nutrition, physical activity, disease transmission, access to health care, and much more.
Call our office at 513-946-7600 with questions about our services or to make an appointment.
We are located at 184 E McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45219
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
- Tuesdays from 8:30pm – 4:00pm
- No skin tests on Thursdays (Readings Only)
- No skin tests on Fridays before a Monday holiday (Readings Only)
If you are a provider needing to refer a patient to our clinic for TB services, please use our Provider Referral Form.
Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment
The Hamilton County Tuberculosis Control Unit exists to treat and prevent tuberculosis (TB). TB is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attack the lungs but can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine and brain.
We offer routine childhood immunizations for children who are uninsured, underinsured, or are medicaid recipients (no one is turned away based on ability to pay.). Click the link below to see the childhood immunization schedule (created by the CDC).
STI/HIV Testing and Treatment
We offer testing for STIs including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, herpes, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HPV. We can provide treatment or a referral to an appropriate specialist if needed based on test results. Hamilton County Public Health is also a provider of Partner Notification Services to persons infected with HIV and Syphilis.
Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH)
CMH is a federal, state and locally funded program that provides comprehensive care and services to eligible families of children (under 21 years of age) with special health care needs. We assist with application and offer support and coordination for participating families.
Help is Available!
If you do not currently have a regular family physician or medical insurance coverage, there are resources available to help you and your family receive the medical care you need.
Medical Insurance and Financial Resources
Affordable Care Act
Other places to get help with the Affordable Care Act
Clermont County Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Wy #C, Batavia; 513-735-8100
Boone County Neighborhood Center, 6555 Nicholas St., Florence; 859-586-9250
Campbell County Neighborhood Center, 437 W. 9th St., Newport; 859-431-4177
HealthPoint Family Care, 1001 Scott Blvd, Covington; 859-655-6100
Government Health Care
Many families struggle with affording health care coverage. For those who may not have medical insurance available through jobs or who have substandard coverage, there are programs available to help. Healthy Start & Healthy Families is a program that can help families stay healthy and strong. It is free for children from birth to age 19 and pregnant women. Eligibility is based on income. If you think your family may qualify for these health care coverage programs, please call 513-362-2787 for more information.
Help for Children’s Healthcare Costs
The Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services may have services to help pay for children’s healthcare costs. For more information, visit them online here.
Dental OPTIONS Sponsored by the Ohio Dental Association and the Ohio Department of Health, this program links people in need with dentists who have agreed to treat approved patients for reduced fees. For information, call 1-888-765-6789. More information is also available through the Ohio Dental Association.
Ohio Department of Health Safety Net Dental Care Programs These programs provide dental treatment services and generally are operated by local health departments, community health centers, hospitals and other organizations within a community. A Safety Net program offers sliding fee schedules, reduced fees or free care to those who cannot afford a private dentist. To use this service, call the Dental OPTIONS phone number above and ask to be forwarded to a Safety Net Dental Care coordinator in your area.
Prescription Drug Coverage
Ohio’s Best RX Prescription Drug Discount Program A free prescription drug discount program for Ohio residents who have no other prescription drug coverage and meet certain income qualifications. Information available at 1-866-923-7879.
Pfizer Helpful Answers Pfizer Inc provides free or discounted medicines for uninsured Americans, regardless of age or income level. Information available at 1-866-706-2400.
Together RX Access Savings on more than 275 medicines to uninsured low-income Americans who do not qualify for Medicare and who meet income and eligibility requirements. Information available at 1-800-444-4106.
Medicare The official U.S. Government site for Americans with Medicare. Information available at 1-800-MEDICARE.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) provides free information and other health insurance services to people in Ohio covered by Medicare, regardless of age.