History

1997

The Middletown Community Health Center (originally formed in the late 1970s) became a non-profit organization. This new non-profit was a joint venture between the City of Middletown and Middletown Regional Hospital.

1997

1999

Butler County Community Health Consortium (BCCHC) was formed in November 1999. It emerged from the work of the Health Care Leadership Group when a coalition of Butler County leaders convened to address the current and future health care needs of the poor and underserved populations of Butler County.

1999

2001

On November 20, 2001, BCCHC opened its first center in Hamilton at 412 Main Street.

2001

2006

With the help of a $1 million grant through Mercy Hospital and the Health Resources and Services Administration, construction began on BCCHC’s center at 210 S. Second Street in Hamilton.  

In September, BCCHC received official status as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike.

2006

2007

In January, the Hamilton health center moved to 210 S. Second Street and was renamed the Ernst J. Bever Community Health Center. The move resulted in an expansion from three exam rooms and one provider to 12 exam rooms and four providers.

In September, BCCHC obtained full Federally Qualified Health Center status. With this achievement came additional funding which allowed us to re-open a dental center at our Middletown Community Health Center location. 

2007

2008

A partnership formed with Community First Pharmacy to be our principal pharmacy for 340B services at the Bever center.

In August, Dr. Alvin Jackson, director of the Ohio Department of Health, State Senator Gary Cates, Mayor Larry Mulligan Jr. and other community leaders attended and spoke at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the dental center at the Middletown Center during National Health Center Week.

In November, Marc Bellisario was selected by the Board of Directors to become the Chief Executive Officer of BCCHC.

2008

2009

BCCHC acquires the former Taft School property from the Middletown City School Board in the City of Middletown.

2009

2010

In 2010, BCCHC’s board approves changing the name of the organization to Primary Health Solutions (PHS).

PHS receives an expanded service grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to open a pediatric center on Hamilton’s West side.

As part of National Community Health Center Week, PHS breaks ground for the new Middletown health center.  The new center was built with a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Out of 1,500 organizations, PHS was one of 88 organizations who received grants for construction of new health centers across the country.

2010

2012

PHS opens the new Middletown center.

PHS enters into a partnership with Butler Behavioral Health Services and Solutions Community Counseling Services to bring integrated care to more area residents.

PHS opens a new office in Wilmington, Ohio (Clinton County) to service the patients of Solutions Community Counseling Services.

2012

2013

PHS receives National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation, a Level #3 Patient Centered Medical Home. At that time, PHS was one of only three centers in Ohio to receive this accreditation.

PHS’s ‘Mission Dental’ Mobile Dental Van was presented to the community. The van was purchased with funds from US Health and Human Services and the Hamilton Community Foundation. Those funds covered the cost to purchase and refurbish the vehicle.

2013

2014

PHS was awarded a dental residency project and program by Lutheran Medical.

PHS takes part in the Butler County emergency management plan.

PHS purchases the 210 S. Second Street building in Hamilton, securing our place in the community.

2014

2015

PHS opens Express Care at the Middletown Community Health Center.

PHS is awarded grants from Interact for Health to open school-based health centers for Fairfield and Hamilton City Schools.

PHS receives an access grant from the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers to open a center in the Oxford community.

2015

2016

PHS opens two school-based health centers in Fairfield and Hamilton which offer medical, dental, vision and behavioral health. Fairfield’s center is the nations first suburban school-based program with fully integrated care.  

PHS opens a health center in Oxford.

2016

2017

At the end of 2017, PHS began its CenteringPregnancy program with great success. 

2017

2018

In January, PHS opened a brand new Dental Center at the 210 S. Second St. location in Hamilton. 

In December, PHS opened it’s 3rd School-based Health Center with Middletown City Schools.  The center is located at Middletown High School. 

2018

2019

In January, PHS announced a 4th School-based Health Center will be open with Edgewood City Schools later this year. 

In February, PHS expanded its CenteringHealthcare program by adding CenteringParenting to it’s services. 

PHS expands it’s Hamilton West location. 

PHS opened it’s first location in Montgomery County, serving the West Dayton community. 

2019