New Michigan Community Health Center locations across the state were awarded $5 million to expand access to affordable and quality health care in the region through a federal program.
In metro Detroit, Detroit Health Care for the Homeless and Charter County of Wayne, both in Detroit, and the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network in Pontiac have been awarded a portion of the $5 million in funding. Other centers in the state receiving financial support are in Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lincoln, and Mount Pleasant.
“Michigan’s health centers provide important access to comprehensive health services and offer quality medical care for patients who are often underserved or lack access to care,” says U.S Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, who announced the funding along with Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing.
“Michiganders rely on these clinics for their primary health care needs, and these awards will help health centers offer accessible services to more than 28,000 new patients across our state,” Peters says.
Many of the centers provide extensive mental health services and often deliver services to communities where residents lack insurance.