Asian Health Initiative Free Clinic


The Asian Health Initiative is a collaborative community project that seeks to improve the health of the medically under-served Asian population in central Ohio by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Our goals are to improve access to healthcare, assist in maintaining good health, and to promote health screenings in the Asian community. We provide basic primary care on an appointment basis only, and limited referrals to specialists. Interpreters for Asian languages can be arranged as needed.

Patient Eligibility:



Our services are geared toward the Asian community living in central Ohio, specifically for those who have been living in the USA for more than 12 months, who have no health insurance, and are under 250% Federal Poverty Level.


2012 Poverty Level Guidelines

Family Size
Monthly Income
should not exceed
Annual Income
should not exceed
1 $2,327 $27,925
2 $3,152 $37,825
3 $3,977 $47,725
4 $4,802 $57,625
5 $5,627 $67,525
6 $6,452 $77,425
7 $7,277 $87,325
8 $8,102 $97,225


Photo identification and proof of income may be required for referral services




Hours and Locations:

Monday Evenings, 5:30-9:00 PM
Rardin Family Practice

2231 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Call ChinYin at 614-220-4023 x224 to schedule an appointment

M-F, 9:00 AM -5:00 PM
ChinYin Shih, Asian Health Initiative

4700 Reed Rd., Suite B
Columbus, OH 43220


Volunteer Physicians are always needed!
Please contact Chin-Yin Shih at 614-220-4023 x224 if you are interested in volunteering. Whether your availability is weekly, monthly, or annually, your help is greatly appreciated.

Current Physician Volunteers:
Dr. John O'Handley (Medical Director)
Dr. Edward Xie
Dr. Guibin Li
Dr. Kewa Li
Dr. Reno Ravindran
Dr. Ying Wang

Dr. Judy Wu
Dr. Leah Dilangalen
Dr. Mathews Mahesh

Dr. Rob Crane 
Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick 

Community Collaborators:

Asian American Community Services
Asian American Community Service Council
OSU Family Medicine
The Ohio State University Hospitals
The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital
Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Volunteer with the Asian Health Initiative:

If you are a physician, health professional, or community member, contact:
ChinYin Shih 614-220-4023 x224


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