Cincinnati Health Network

Patient Centered Care Since 1986

Cincinnati Health Network

Patient Centered Care Since 1986


Cincinnati Health Network

Patient Centered Care Since 1986

Cincinnati Health Network

Patient Centered Care Since 1986

Cincinnati Health Network

Patient Centered Care Since 1986

What We Do

The Cincinnati Health Network, Inc. (CHN) serves individuals experiencing homelessness or living with HIV/AIDS in the Tri-State area, as it has since 1986. We offer quality medical, behavioral and case management services. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), CHN has earned the distinguished Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 seal, the highest level possible, proving we go the extra mile to ensure patients receive outstanding care. CHN runs several integrated medical and behavioral care clinics in the area, making it one of the few local organizations that provide this type of integrated care.

In the News...

CHN Offering Vaccine Clinics at partner locations - - Both Flu and COVID Vaccines and Boosters available
Click on the COVID tab for Dates and Locations

World AIDS Day 2022

The Cincinnati Health Network team manages the Ryan White Part C Program by partnering with community providers to deliver the highest quality services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The program facilitates the identification and care of HIV infected individuals by linking outreach, testing, primary care, physician consultation, behavioral health and medical case management services in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

World Aids Day Team

On Thursday, December 1, 2022 CHN joined some of our community partners for the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Annual Gathering  at the First Christian Church in Covington for World AIDS Day: Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.

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There are many kinds of GIVING....

Give your time - volunteer at a local organization
Donate - clothing or food - there are many organizations locally who can especially use help filling their closets and pantries.
Another way to give, after your office holiday party offer your left overs to those in need. Our Community Health Navigator enjoys heating up our left overs and handing them out to those in need of a warm meal. Pictured here outside St. Francis's church.



As a partnership project between the National Coalition For The Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week invites people across the country to join together to help people in immediate need, while also supporting long-term solutions. Individuals, groups and organizations are asked to use the week to volunteer, donate, and educate about hunger, homelessness and their emerging issues.

Practical Ways You Can Help People Experiencing Homelessness

# Make cards to promote nearby shelters and medical resources such as Cincinnati Health Network
# Donate clothes, especially socks. ...
# Volunteer your time. ...
# Fundraise. ...
# Collect can goods and give to a food bank
# Remember youth homelessness
# Research your local candidates. ...
# Give a voice and advocate...

August 7th - 13th is National Health Center Week

On Monday, August 8th CHN celebrated Healthcare for the Homeless Day with a Community Cookout at Cincinnati's Grant Park including Food - Games - Music - Freebies and more.
Cincinnati Health Network wants to thank our friends who helped make this celebration a success:

Cincinnati Rec Center ~ Freestore Foodbank ~ Our Daily Bread ~ Wesley Chapel Center ~ Community Partnering Center-Urban League ~ Caracole ~ Cincinnati Eye Institute ~ Cornerstone Equity ~ UC Hospital Ryan White Program ~ Center for Respite Care

Congratulations, Valarie Dowell for receiving the Ellen Dailey award at this year's National Healthcare for the Homeless Council Conference on May 12th in Seattle, Washington for her work in advocacy, homelessness, healthcare, leadership and mentoring for over 20 years. Valarie currently works as a Community Health Navigator at CHN.

Valarie Dowell (center)

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On Tuesday, April 19th we joined in celebrating Cincinnati Health Network’s 35th Anniversary. A dinner was held at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Many of our partners joined with board members and staff for an evening filled with food, music and Keynote Speaker, Donald Whitehead Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless and author of Most Unlikely to Succeed shared his story. During the evening we also presented the Susan L Montauk award, the Peter T Frame award and the 2022 Life Time Achievement award which are awarded every five years.

The Susan L. Montauk Award
Dr. Montauk was a University of Cincinnati Professor of Clinical Family Medicine for 19 years where she taught medical students and residents in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. She was a Staff Physician with Cincinnati Health Care for the Homeless Program from 2002 until her death in 2011. Dr. Montauk was a devoted advocate for integrated and coordinated health care for those most in need.

This year’s recipient is Joseph Kiesler, MD, Cincinnati Health Network’s Medical Director for his dedication to the Health Care for the Homeless Program.   


The Peter T. Frame Award
Dr. Peter Frame was a board-certified infectious diseases expert who founded the Infectious Diseases Center at UC in 1986. He has vast experience in the care of persons with HIV infection and provided compassionate care to countless patients living with HIV over the years until his retirement in 2008.

This year’s recipient is Tammy Miller Wohl, BSN, RN, Clinical Research Director and Clinical Ops Manager Infectious Diseases at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for providing compassionate care to those living with HIV/AIDS.


The 2022 Life Time Achievement Award

This year’s recipient is Kathleen M Bennett recently retired CEO of the Cincinnati Health Network in recognition for her passion, commitment and advocacy in providing integrated healthcare to those most in need.


Fully Integrated Patient Centered System

The CHN remains the only Federally Qualified Health Center in greater Cincinnati dedicated exclusively to meeting the complex health care needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. It has evolved from limited services on a makeshift bread truck in 1988, to a well-coordinated, fully integrated patient centered system of care serving 10,000 individuals experiencing homelessness annually.

Serving Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in the TriState

In addition, CHN also manages the Greater Cincinnati HIV Collaborative (GCHC), an existing network of health providers serving a patient base of over 2,100. The GCHC provides a continuum of outpatient HIV early intervention, linkage to quality primary medical and mental health care, and supportive services to individuals living with HIV throughout our tristate area.

Partnering to Meet Needs

CHN partners with other area organizations to respond to the ever-changing needs of our patient population. This improves access to comprehensive, coordinated quality care while maximizing existing resources.

Securing Funding for Services

Funding for these services comes through a federal Healthcare for the Homeless grant, Ryan White Part C funding grant and billing insurance for services.

FTCA Deemed Facility

CHN receives HHS funding and has federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and it's covered individuals.

Cincinnati Health Network
2825 Burnet Avenue, Suite 232-234
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: (513) 961-0600
Fax: (513) 961-0643
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm