Family Health Center Breaks Ground on $10 Million Women’s Health Facility

Planning for the new facility and expanded OB services involved input from women in the community through focus groups and written and on-line surveys.  FHC also received input from partner organizations such as the Maternal and Infant Health Commission of Calhoun County, Summit Pointe, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, and health champions from the African-American community.  Funds for program and facility planning were provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, FHC and the Michigan Primary Care Association Michigan Health Center Capital Development Program, with support from the Kresge Foundation for pre-development services and presentation materials.

About Family Health Center of Battle Creek:

FHC is a private, non-profit Community Health Center delivering primary health care to the underserved of Calhoun County regardless of their ability to pay.  FHC has been designated by the US Health Resources and Services Administration as a Federally-Qualified Health Center and Health Care for the Homeless provider.  In 2012, FHC provided over 130,000 primary care and dental visits for over 30,000 patients.  Eighty-five percent of FHC visits were for patients who were uninsured or on Medicaid.  Approximately 70 percent of all children on Medicaid in Calhoun County are patients of FHC.  FHC brought over $ 11 million in enhanced Medicaid funding, Federal and foundation grant dollars to Calhoun County in 2012.  FHC has 250 employees, including physicians, nurse midwives, dentists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dental hygienists, and other highly trained health professionals.

For further information, or to become a patient of the Family Health Center call: 269-965-8866.

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