Cherry Health is an independent, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a primary focus of providing high quality health services to those who have little or no access to health care, regardless of income or insurance status. Services provided by Cherry Health include primary care, women’s health, pediatrics, dental, vision, behavioral health, mental health, correctional health, five school based health centers and employee assistance for employers. Cherry Health provides services to all individuals, and a sliding fee payment scale based on income and family size is available to those without insurance. Medicaid and Healthy Michigan are accepted, as are many other insurances.

Established in 1988, Cherry Health is the largest FQHC in the state of Michigan serving Barry, Eaton, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon and Wayne counties at more than 20 locations, 14 of which are primary care Federally Qualified Health Center sites. Cherry Health employs over 800 employees and a network of over 60 physicians and mid-level providers specializing in primary care/family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, optometry, oral health, behavioral health and substance use disorders. Additionally, Cherry Health runs a school linked program active in 70 public schools offering both vision and dental care.

Our Mission: Cherry Health improves the health and wellness of individuals by providing comprehensive primary and behavioral health care while encouraging access by those who are underserved.

“All the services I have received from Cherry Health are great. I am 100% happy. My doctor is awesome and provides excellent care. She was the one who had told me about the diabetes prevention program through the YMCA. Through this program I have learned about lifestyle changes which has caused me to stop gaining weight. My doctor is very supportive and always asks for updates about the program. She is not judgmental and reiterates what I learn at the group sessions.”

Submitted by a grateful patient