About Us

We are Lower Lights Health.

Lower Lights Health is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit community health center. We aim to be a full-service medical home, focused on quality, whole-person wellness.

Our Story

We’re proud to have served the greater Columbus area for almost two decades. 

Dr. Dana Vallangeon started Lower Lights Health in 2002 in response to a need for accessible and affordable health care in Franklinton. More than just a health center, Dr. Vallangeon strived to make Lower Lights a Christian-based medical home, a place where patients could go for whole-person care and spiritual wellness. Today, Lower Lights continues to meet the ever-growing needs of underserved communities, with seven locations, a staff of over 160 medical professionals and staff, and over 12,000 patients across central Ohio.

Our Mission

Our Mission: Lower Lights Health ministers the love of Christ as a model full-service medical home, focused on whole-person wellness, available to all in central Ohio who need it, regardless of ability to pay.

Our Vision: Lower Lights Health transforms the overall health of central Ohio, serving one individual and family at a time, as the heart of the community.

What Makes Us Different

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Lower Lights Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community health center. As such, our vision is to transform the overall health of central Ohio, serving one individual and family at a time. All services — medical, vision, dental, counseling and nutrition care — are available to all who need it regardless of the ability to pay. We accept patients with and without insurance. Sliding fees are available for those who qualify. Because we believe that we are made up of three parts — body, mind and soul — we also offer spiritual care for those who desire it.

Lower Lights Health is a Federal Tort Claims Acts deemed facility and is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Our Team of Qualified Providers is Ready to Meet You.