AxessPointe Community Health Center is a federally qualified health center located on South Arlington Street in Akron, Ohio. Originally named Akron Community Health Resources, INC, the Center received funding in 1994 from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to establish the first federally qualified health center in Summit County and began providing services in August 1995.
A FQHC is a not-for-profit corporation that delivers primary medical, dental, mental, and preventive health services in medically underserved areas. FQHCs receive operating grants under Section 330 of the United States Public Health Service Act. In order to comply with federal law, FQHCs must be established as a not-for-profit corporation and the majority of the board of directors must be consumers of the services provided by the facility.
In 2008, our Community Health Services extended our services to Portage County. The Community Health Center is located in Kent, Ohio on Route 59, convenient to both the communities of Kent and Ravenna.
The Barberton site was awarded a New Access Point status in June 2012 and opened to service the Barberton community in February 2013.
Our target population is the uninsured, under-insured, and Federally insured patient (Medicaid and Medicare) who may not have access to affordable medical and dental care. The high quality and credentialed health care teams at each AxessPointe site provide diagnosis, treatment, and preventive medical and dental services.
The city of Barberton has a history that is unique among Ohio cities. It was established in 1891, at the height of the state's industrial development, as a planned industrial community.
Barberton City School District serves over 3700 children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Academically the district was rated by the State of Ohio as “Excellent” in 2012. In 2013 Barberton Schools rated an “A” in academic progress. Barberton High School offers nine AP courses, and is a member of the Four Cities Compact, along with Copley, Norton and Wadsworth, to offer 18 career-technical programs for eleventh and twelfth-grade students.
The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Blossom Music Center, located in Cuyahoga Falls, is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and offers a variety of summer entertainment concerts and programs. And the newly remodeled Akron Art Museum is known throughout the country for its collection of 19th and 20th-century American art and photography.
Fans of professional sports are within an hour’s drive of seeing the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and Browns; Akron is also home to the Akron Rubber Ducks minor league baseball team.
Nature lovers can enjoy hikes throughout the Cuyahoga Valley National Park or any one of the numerous regional Metro Parks, including the Towpath trail.