International Community Health Center

ASIA-ICHC, International Community Health Center, offers excellent quality healthcare to those in Cleveland and Akron, including substance abuse and mental health services. ASIA-ICHC serves all patients regardless of ability to pay.

CONTACT US | FOR APPOINTMENTS & INFORMATION

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ASIA-ICHC delivers comprehensive, culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare on a sliding scale to all community members, especially those who face economic or language barriers to care.

We accept Medicaid and Medicare, and Sliding Fee Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income (we collect a nominal fee based on family size and income). The ICHC welcomes donations to help us continue to provide low income and under-served community members with critical medical services and information.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under Section 330, 42 U.S.C. Affordable Care Act, and a Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C., deemed a FTCA facility. View Nondiscrimination Policy.

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ICHC Programs

ACCESSIBLE HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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Acupuncture

APPOINTMENTS

Acupuncture is now available at the Cleveland ICHC in Asia Plaza. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Nicole Rodney, PhD, MPH, LAc is an acupuncturist, research, and facility member a the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Dr. Rodney offers acupuncture at the International Community Health Center.

FOR INFO OR TO SCHEDULE:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ICHC Acupuncture Services | Flyer

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Breast & Cervical Cancer

Screening

This screening partnership is focused on removing language and cultural barriers to programs and services available in the region.

The project works with bilingual Community Health Outreach Workers (CHOWs) who will outreach to low-income women for screening and treatment.

The program is a partnership with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Tiffany Breast Health and is partially funded by the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation.

CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION

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Childhood Lead

PREVENTION & SCREENING

This prevention and screening project is focused on removing language and cultural barriers to existing programs and services available in the broader community.

The project uses bilingual community health outreach workers (CHOWs) who will assist inner-city, low-income families with young children for screening and treatment.  The program is a partnership with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and Environmental Health Watch. The project is partially funded by the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. For more information or to get involved, contact us:

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Diabetes

Prevention, Education & Screening

ICHC is dedicated to diabetes prevention information, education, outreach and support within the AAPI community.

The goals of ASIA's efforts in battling diabetes in the community are:

  1. To prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes among at high-risk Asian American ethnic groups and the broader Asian American community
  2. To support active living, healthy eating, and greater diabetes knowledge among those with Type 2 diabetes
  3. To increase the cultural competency of providers so they can better take care of their AAPI patients.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Diabetes Statistics | in the AAPI Community

According to a recent report, the fastest growing cases of diabetes are among Asian and Latino adults. Nationally, it is the 5th leading cause of death among AAPIs (compared to 7th among all Americans). In NE Ohio, it is estimated that nearly 3,000 AAPIs are living with diabetes. Within the AAPI community, diabetes cases are highest among Asian Indian, Filipino, Korean and Southeast Asian populations. Each of these communities have unique socio-economic, historical, cultural, and linguistic factors that attribute to their higher risk for diabetes. Presently, there is currently no specific AAPI diabetes program available in NE Ohio.

Eliminating Disparity | Our Approach

Our program uses a multi-pronged approach to eliminate health disparities in the area of Type 2 diabetes. The intervention will focus on three domains:

  • Individuals: Develop a linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate six-week diabetes prevention program for the Asian community and train bi-lingual lay health workers to deliver the program. The program is community-based and non-clinical approach, emphasizing skills mastery, modeling, diabetes knowledge, and greater self-efficacy toward diabetes prevention.
  • Community: Utilize a multi-prong community-based outreach and education approach to develop and distribute linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate diabetes materials and resources.
  • Provider: Conduct physician education training (in-person presentations and/or learning calls/webinars), including CME credits, to enhance providers’ understanding of diabetes care management with AAPI patients.
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Health Fairs

and Screenings

ASIA organizes health fairs in the community throughout the year.

These fairs provide the local Asian American and other ethnic communities with education on heath issues and free medical screenings. Over the last few years, the program has been strengthened by a partnership with the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) chapters at NEOMED and Case Western University School of Medicine.  The students association assist with the valuable screenings involved with the events.

Past Health Fair events have included:

— Flu Shots
— Cholesterol / Blood Pressure Screenings
— Osteoporosis Seminars
— Tai Chi Classes
— Tae Kwon Do Classes
— Western Stretching Classes

— General Wellness Seminars
— Cardiovascular Health Seminars
— Cancer Prevention Seminars
— Hepatitis Prevention Seminars
— Medicare Fraud Prevention

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Health Insurance Marketplace

Medicaid & Medicare Enrollment Assistance

ASIA provides on-site, bilingual assistance to individuals and families to enroll into Qualified Insurance Plans in the Marketplace.

The service is offered in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo. For information and assistance with services in these areas, please contact Susan Wong, susan.wong@asiaohio.org or call 330-535-3253Services are available at no cost.

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Hepatitis B

Prevention, Education & Screening

Partially funded by Hep B United, our prevention, education and screening efforts use bilingual health workers to screen individuals in the community and to link them to care.

Hepatitis B disproportionately impacts Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. For more information on screenings or to get involved in ICHC's efforts to combat Hepatitis B, please reach out to us or visit our volunteer page.

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HIV / AIDS

Prevention & Education

Free, confidential testing is available through the International Community Health Center's HIV/AIDS prevention project.

The project works in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health. Call to coordinate:

SCREENINGS & INFORMATION

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Quit Smoking

HELP LINE

The Ohio Quit Line is available in a number of different Asian languages, including:

— Japanese
— Korean
— Thai – Laotian
— Mandarin Chinese

— Cantonese Chinese
— Pujabi
— Tagalog
— Vietnamese

— Hmong
— Hindi
— Cambodian

The service offers telephone counseling and support to help individuals and their families. This is a free service provided by the state.

OHIO QUIT LINE

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Cleveland

Asia Plaza

2999 Payne Avenue, Ste. 140
Cleveland, OH 44114

216-361-1223 TELEPHONE
216-361-1568 FAX

OPERATING HOURS

8:30 am-5:00 pm MON-FRI
Closed SAT-SUN

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Akron

C.F. and May Chen Community Center

370 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44304

234-312-3607 TELEPHONE
234-312-3609 FAX

OPERATING HOURS

8:30 am -5:30 pm MON-FRI
Closed SAT-SUN

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