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Cherry Health offers testing to public, seeks help

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Cherry Health is now offering COVID-19 testing to the general public in Grand Rapids. Cherry Health started offering testing to its patients three weeks ago but is now expanding the offering to assist in getting the broader community tested. Those seeking tests will need to contact the Cherry Health COVID-19 Read More

Cherry Health opens drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Grand Rapids

Cherry Health opens drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Grand Rapids Nonprofit health center partners with MDHHS to expand capacity, provide testing community-wide GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11, 2020 – Today Cherry Health announced its drive-through COVID-19 testing site is now open to the community for individuals who get prescreened through Cherry Health’s COVID-19 Hotline. Read Read More

Cherry Health COVID-19 Update

As Michigan’s largest group of community health centers, Cherry Health’s greatest priority is the health and safety of our patients and team members. In our continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule all non-urgent appointments at all Cherry Health facilities through March 31. Your healthcare team Read More

Health centers picking up Heartside closure slack

Mlive, Feb 7, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS MI- Since the Mercy Health Heartside Health Center closed over a month ago, other organizations are working to address the needs of displaced patients. Though there largely seems to be adequate services in the area, some community leaders are worried about how the clinic’s former patients, some in extreme Read More

Tax-funded early childhood programs to begin, expand March 2020

Mlive, Feb 1, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, MI — New and expanded programs to promote the healthy development of children up to age 5 and connect their parents with resources will begin in March. The Kent County Board of Commissioners last week signed off on allocating $3.27 million in millage money on 23 programs for the Read More

Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage Awards $7.6 million to 23 programs

Jan. 23, 2020 – First Steps Kent – More families in Kent County will be able to receive services that improve the health and school readiness of young children thanks to a new round of Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage funding. Funding totaling $7.6 million will be distributed to 16 community-based organizations beginning in Read More

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Hosts Prescription Medication Roundtable

January 23, 2020 – GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a roundtable at Cherry Health in Grand Rapids Thursday to hear about the high cost of prescription drugs and other obstacles to accessing health care for low-income patients The governor spoke with providers and patients about the struggles they can face. One patient Read More

Lawyers and doctors are teaming up to provide better health care – and legal aid – to Michiganders

January 23, 2020, Second Wave Michigan – According to the Justice Gap Report, in 2017, 86% of the civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans received inadequate or no legal help. 41% of those issues related directly to healthcare. In Michigan, medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are working to change that by integrating free, professional legal services Read More

Free Tax Day Coming to Cherry Health on February 8

Jan. 21, 2020, Heart of West Michigan United Way – If your household earned $56,000 or less in 2019 and you live in Kent County, you’re eligible to have your taxes prepared for free by Kent County Tax Credit Coalition. Starting this week, appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1. Cherry Health will be hosting Read More