In July 2013, Family Healthcare, Inc. and Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services, Inc. merged to create Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. (HHC), an integrated health care organization. Our Mission is to provide access to affordable, high quality, integrated health care for all.
Our organization offers a wide range of services, which includes comprehensive behavioral health care, dental health care, and primary health care. At HHC, a variety of public and private insurances are accepted in addition to a sliding fee scale for dental health care, primary health care, and some behavioral health care services.
Hopewell Health Centers has 16 locations spanning eight counties in Southeastern Ohio. HHC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of patients and individuals from the communities which we serve.
Chillicothe was the first and third capital of Ohio and is located in southern Ohio along the Scioto River. The town’s name comes from the Shawnee Chala-ka-tha, named after one of the five major divisions of the Shawnee people. The Shawnee and their ancestor inhabited the territory for thousands of years prior to European contact. At the time of European-American settlement, General Nathaniel Massie plotted the community on his land grant. It was after the American Revolution that most of the European settlement came to this area.
Annual Community Events
The Feast of the Flowering Moon began in 1984 to celebrate the completion of the lunar calendar for the Native American cultures indigenous to Ohio’s first capital city, Chillicothe. In the Native American culture the calendar year is determined by 13 lunar moons. The Shawnee culture of Ohio began to refer to the 13th lunar moon as the “Flowering Moon”. The 13th moon occurs at the end of May and signifies the ‘rebirth’ of Mother Earth. This ‘rebirth’ was a time for singing and dancing to thank the Creator for surviving the “Starving Moon’.
Various events and services are scheduled annually throughout Memorial Day weekend to remember the fallen heroes of the U.S. Armed forces. On May 18th, 2013, the Ross County Vietnam Memorial Park was dedicated during Armed Forces Day in honor of the 23 local men who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War. The monument was unveiled with the name of each fallen or missing soldier, a 21-gun salute, and the playing of “taps”. If you would like to submit an event, contact the Chillicothe Gazette.
The Chillicothe Farmers Market runs May – Oct. and offers seasonal plants, flowers, herbs, fresh fruit, vegetables, jams & jellies, fudge, whole grain bread, pies and cakes, cider, eggs, noodles, pork, natural beef & lamb, and chemical-free food is also available.