Four Michigan Community Health Centers — Downriver Community Services, Family Health Center of Battle Creek, Hackley Community Care Center, and InterCare Community Health Network — have been named among the state’s top health care providers by Health Plan of Michigan. The Detroit-based Medicaid HMO identified 19 top primary care offices based on their excellence in quality and service.
• Downriver Community Services provides comprehensive primary and preventive health care services to the uninsured and medically underserved in Michigan’s St. Clair and Macomb Counties. It also operates a Health Care for the Homeless program, providing clinical services and case management to various shelters, soup kitchens, and homeless settings through the two Counties.
• Family Health Center of Battle Creek’s two sites in Battle Creek and Albion are designated by the federal government as Community Health Centers and Health Care for the Homeless Centers. They provide a wide array of health care services to patients of all ages, from newborn to seniors.
• Located in Muskegon Heights, Hackley Community Care Center serves residents of Muskegon County along the shores of Lake Michigan. They provide a complete spectrum of health care services to increase access to care for area residents that promote and support their total health.
• InterCare Community Health Network operates six Community/Migrant Health Centers in Allegan, Berrien, Kent, Ottawa, and VanBuren Counties. It served over 46,000 patients in 2008, 81% of whom were below poverty level and 49% who were uninsured.
Downriver Community Services, Family Health Center of Battle Creek, Hackley Community Care Center, and InterCare Community Health Network are four of Michigan’s 31 Community Health Center organizations which serve nearly 600,000 Michigan residents and operate 160 sites across the state. For 45 years, Community Health Centers have been providing quality, comprehensive, accessible health care to individuals and families regardless of income or insurance status.