AxessPointe Community Health Centers, Inc. Receives Funding from Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation and Barberton Community Foundation for Barberton Expansion Project

Sept. 23, 2019 – The Board of Directors at the Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation, as well as the Barberton Community Foundation, each awarded AxessPointe Community Health Centers, Inc. individual grants of $15,000 to fund the expansion of their Barberton clinic at their August meetings. AxessPointe began work on the project earlier this summer.

The expansion and renovation of the space includes the addition of an on-site pharmacy, additional exam rooms, dental operatories and a suite of offices. With an AxessPointe pharmacy housed inside the clinic, appointments for patients will be even more convenient because they’ll be able to receive their care and their prescriptions all in the same place. Patients will also have the chance to speak one-on-one with a pharmacist to review any questions they may have on their medications.

“I am excited that AxessPointe is able to expand our scope of services to the Barberton community. Our integrated care approach reduces barriers to care for our patients. We’re thankful for the generous support of our community partners at the Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation,” says Chris Richardson, CEO of AxessPointe.

AxessPointe opened its clinic in Barberton in 2013. The opportunity to expand occurred when another tenant in the building, located at 390 Robinson Ave., did not renew their lease. There has been a growing number of patients over the years and AxessPointe saw this as the chance to increase their space in the building to be able to serve even more residents in Barberton. The new space will be 6,894 square feet and is slated to be completed in January 2020.

Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation is a private and independent philanthropic organization that provides grants to charitable organizations that share their mission to provide health and wellness opportunities for citizens of Barberton and surrounding communities.

The Barberton Community Foundation partners with community stakeholders, donors, and charitable organizations to improve the quality of life for Barberton residents by maximizing the strategic impact of charitable contributions.

AxessPointe Community Health Centers is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving more than 18,500 patients in 2018 throughout Summit and Portage counties. AxessPointe has five current sites in Northeast Ohio, including three in Akron, one in Kent and one in Barberton. An FQHC is a non-profit corporation that delivers primary medical, dental and preventive health services in medically underserved areas. AxessPointe also provides pharmacy, women’s health and behavioral health services. For more information visit axesspointe.org.

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