In Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble Counties
There are many health care services in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Ohio currently has multiple carriers that offer many different plans to its residents. Two groups — the Ohio Department of Insurance (www.insurance.ohio.gov/Consumer/Pages/FederalHealthReformFAQs.aspx) and HealthCare.gov (https://localhelp.healthcare.gov) — can help walk applicants through the maze of choices.
See the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLINICS AND RESOURCES
A community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.
For a full list of community health centers in Ohio, visit the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers website at www.ohiochc.org and select “Find a Community Health Center.”
The Ohio Dental Association’s website, www.oda.org, is a useful place to start in finding a dentist. Select “Find a Dentist” from the “About the ODA” drop-down menu for suggestions. You can also seek referrals from people you know who’ve had dental care in the area.
Consider the following to find the best dentist for your needs.
- Are the dentist’s office hours convenient for your schedule?
- Is the dental office close to your home or office?
- How are dental emergencies handled?
- Does the office appear to be clean and well organized?
- Is the staff helpful and friendly?
- What are the dental office’s financial policies and how is insurance handled?
FINDING A LOCAL DOCTOR
It is important to find a health care provider before an urgent medical need arises. Building trust with a health care provider takes time,
so don’t wait until a family member is ill to find a doctor, nurse practitioner or other health
Before you arrive at your new assignment, you can check the eLicense Ohio online search at https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_verifylicense. You can browse for a provider by name, location or type. This should give you a preview of the local medical practitioners as well as where you might need to go for specialized care.
Personal referrals from friends or other medical personnel can add to your options.
You can check a doctor’s certification at the American Board of Medical Specialties at www.abms.org. To see if anyone has registered a complaint or taken disciplinary action against the doctor, visit eLicense Ohio at https://elicense.ohio.gov/oh_verifylicense. When you have selected a health care provider, consider the following.
When you scheduled your appointment, was the receptionist friendly, prompt and professional? Did he or she take time to answer your questions? Were you left on hold too long?
When you arrived for your appointment, were you greeted promptly? Was the reception area clean and comfortable? Was the staff friendly and willing to answer your questions?
Did you have to wait long in the exam room before the doctor arrived? Was the exam room orderly and clean, with a chair for a family member?
When the doctor arrived and introduced himself or herself, did he or she seem rushed or tired? Did you get a good first impression?
During the consultation, did nurses or assistants pop in and out? Did the doctor seem caring, compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns? Did you feel comfortable revealing personal information? Did the doctor rush through the meeting?
Treat finding a doctor as seriously as looking for a new job or a new home. You want to be comfortable with the person who will see you while you are most vulnerable.
Veterans in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties are served within the Veterans Integrated Service Network 10. VISN 10 is the result of the integration of VISN 10 and VISN 11 as part of VA’s MyVA Transformation plan. The newly integrated VISN 10 is composed of 10 medical centers and the independent Columbus, Ohio, ambulatory care clinic and a network of 63 community-based outpatient clinics. VISN 10 provides personalized, proactive, patient-centered care to more than 685,000 veterans throughout the lower peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, northern Kentucky and Indiana. The closest medical center to Wright-Patterson AFB is the Dayton VA Medical Center, about 15 miles away.
Dayton VA Medical Center
4100 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45428 937-268-6511
The Dayton VA Medical Center is a state-of-the-art teaching facility that has been serving veterans for more than 150 years, having accepted its first patient in 1867. The center provides a full range of health care through medical, surgical, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), home and community health programs, geriatric (nursing home), physical medicine and therapy services, neurology, oncology, dentistry and hospice.
The medical center has 356 hospital beds: 185 nursing home beds, 80 acute care beds and 91 domiciliary beds. The center also has contracts with Wright-Patterson AFB and 11 area hospitals.
The following is a list of community-based outpatient clinics and the vet center near Dayton. For a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to www.dayton.va.gov.
Dayton Vet Center East Medical Plaza
627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Sixth Floor
Dayton, OH 45417 937-461-9150
1303 Bellefontaine Ave.
Lima, OH 45804 419-222-5788
4337 N. Union Road
Middletown, OH 45005 513-423-8387
512 S. Burnett Road
Springfield, OH 45505 937-328-3385
Ohio Department of Veterans Services
77 S. High St., Seventh Floor
Columbus, OH 43215 614-644-0898
Veterans Crisis Hotline 800-273-8255http://dvs.ohio.gov
The Department of Veterans Affairs improves the quality of life for Ohio’s veterans, military and their families by increasing awareness and access to appropriate federal, state and local resources.
It operates service offices in Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties:
Clark County Service Office
120 S. Center St., Third Floor
Springfield, OH 45502 937-521-2030
Greene County Service Office
571 Ledbetter Road
Xenia, OH 45385 937-562-6020
Miami County Service Office
510 W. Water St., Suite 140
Troy, OH 45373 937-440-8126
Montgomery County Service Office
East Medical Plaza
627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Fourth Floor
Dayton, OH 45417 937-225-4801
Preble County Service Office
108 N. Barron St.
Eaton, OH 45320 937-456-6111
Because emergencies can happen without warning, it is prudent to know where to go when they happen. Saving minutes in a crisis can mean saving a life. Knowing what services are available, and where, can make all the difference. Visit the following websites for more information on local hospital and medical center services.
Dayton Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Plaza
Dayton, OH 45404 937-641-3000
Good Samaritan Hospital
2222 Philadelphia Drive
Dayton, OH 45406 937-734-2612
Grandview Medical Center
405 W. Grand Ave.
Dayton, OH 45405 937-723-3200
Greene Memorial Hospital
1141 N. Monroe Drive
Xenia, OH 45385 937-352-2000
Kettering Medical Center
3535 Southern Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45429 937-298-4331
Miami Valley Hospital
1 Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409 937-208-8000
Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Drive
Centerville, OH 45459 937-438-2400
Soin Medical Center
3535 Pentagon Blvd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431 937-702-4000
Southview Medical Center
1997 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Centerville, OH 45459 937-401-6000
Springfield Regional Medical Center
100 Medical Center Drive
Springfield, OH 45504 937-523-1000
Sycamore Medical Center
4000 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342 937-866-0551
Upper Valley Medical Center
3130 N. County Road 25-A
Troy, OH 45373 937-440-4000
Public Health Care
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215 614-466-3543
The state department of health works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Ohioans. To that goal, the organization offers hundreds of services provided statewide by public health professionals to assure that water is clean, children have their immunizations, restaurants are safe and birth certificates are correct — to name just a few.
The leadership team, along with agency senior-level managers and supervisors, work in tandem to ensure the state health department is responsive to the needs of Ohio’s 11.5 million residents. Its website has information on health topics and services available.
Local health departments offer a variety of services, including immunization clinics, well-baby visits, prenatal care, health screenings, dental care, health promotion activities and disease surveillance. Services vary by location. A listing of local health units near Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties follows. For a full list of local health units, their hours of operation and their available services, visit www.odh.ohio.gov and select “Local Health Departments.”
529 E. Home Road
Springfield, OH 45503 937-390-5600
360 Wilson Drive
Xenia, OH 45385 937-374-5600
510 W. Water St., Suite 130
Troy, OH 45373 937-573-3500
117 S. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45422 937-225-5700
615 Hillcrest Drive
Eaton, OH 45320 937-472-0087