Crossroad Health Center

Site Description

Crossroad Health Center is a Christian health organization that has dedicated itself to making health care available and affordable in Cincinnati. Crossroad's mission is to provide accessible, comprehensive health care in partnership with their patients and the community, leading to healthy, changed lives. Crossroad Health Center - West focuses on the pediatric population and has a staff of three physicians and one nurse practitioner. Approximately 80% of their patients have Medicaid coverage. Services offered at Crossroad include general medical care for all ages (immunizations, check-ups, management of acute and chronic problems), mental health counseling, podiatry, Spanish interpretation, and gynecologic and prenatal care.


Job Description

The intern will...

  • Begin to understand the complex issues facing the underprivileged (e.g., finances, nutrition, home environment, social services, access to health care).
  • Gain an increased awareness of resources available to providers who care for urban, impoverished populations.
  • Opportunities to shadow by asking medical providers.
  • Administer a survey designed to assess the social determinants of health for the Medicare/Medicaid patients seen at CHC.
  • If bilingual in Spanish, interpret for patients during the visit. (Individuals with Hispanic backgrounds comprise approximately 50% of the patient population.)
  • Work on specific summer projects with the Clinical Coo>dinator, such as data collection/analysis on children with anemia, lead poisoning, and asthma, to improve quality of outcomes and care.
  • Work Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Note: Priority given to applicants that are bilingual in Spanish, have prior health clinic experience and/or have a desire to do health missions. This site welcomes interns of any religious denomination.


Intern Experience Summary

Contact Info


2859 Boudinot Avenue
Suite 107
Cincinnati, OH 45238

Phone: 513-922-4271

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Site Supervisor: Dr. Christy O’Dea and Jordan Oberndorfer