Taylor Dedication Ceremony Marks Important Step in Providing Health Care to Underinsured and Uninsured

Community leaders including Senator Debbie Stabenow and Taylor Mayor Cameron Priebe gathered this morning to celebrate the official dedication of the Western Wayne Family Health Center Taylor (WWFHC)—the second federally qualified health center in western Wayne County. This new Center comes as the result of a partnership between the Wayne County Health Department, Oakwood Healthcare, Community Care Services and the City of Taylor.

The WWFHC Taylor, located at 26650 Eureka Road in Taylor, will provide primary and obstetrical care, mental health services, dental and pharmaceutical services to uninsured, underinsured and all other residents of any age seeking health care. The facility will be adjacent to the Oakwood Taylor Teen Center. Medicare, Medicaid, and most other insurances will be accepted at the WWFHC. This expansion is the result of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create and expand access to comprehensive primary health care services across the country.

“The need is so tremendous all over the county. This facility will have an immediate effect on everyone in the community,” said Pete Bergeron, president of the WWFHC board of directors. “Our hope is for the Center to become a pillar for the Taylor community.”

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow was instrumental in bringing the WWFHC to the community, and today she acknowledged the efforts of those who worked to make this valuable resource a reality.

“Michigan’s health care centers are a lifeline for families without health insurance,” said Sen. Stabenow. “I was proud to work with Oakwood Healthcare System and its community partners in leading the federal effort to obtain this critical funding, and I look forward to seeing the positive effects this facility will have for children and families in Taylor and the surrounding communities.”

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