FHC now offers dental services for all ages.
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More than 4,900 individuals in Van Wert County receive assistance from Medicaid - including 2,390 adults and 2,510 children. Often individuals who are without a primary care provider use the emergency room for their basic health care. It is a goal of the Family Health center to avoid this as much as possible.

Dr. Tom Lautzenheiser serves as the health center's Medical Director.

Meeting Your Health Needs

Family Health Care provides Quality Health Care services to you and your family.


Family Health Care provides Quality Comprehensive medical and dental services to both adults and children of our community.


Family Health Care offers the following services:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Dentistry
  • Behavioral Health Services
Serving the Community

Family Health Care is not only for the under-insured. Patients of all ages and economic conditions are accepted including those with:
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay: on a sliding scale depending on financial situation (documentation required)
Fees for services to the under-insured are based on federal poverty guidelines.


Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.
FQHCs were originally meant to provide comprehensive health services to the medically under-served to reduce the patient load on hospital emergency rooms.
Between 2001 and 2010, the number of patients treated at health centers has increased by over 8.7 million, representing a nearly 88 percent increase in just nine years. In 2010 the number of patients served topped the 19 million mark for the first time.


FHC is a level III NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)


FHC is recognized for its model of care that is patient centered, comprehensive, coordinated, team-based, accessible and focused on quality and outcomes.