Cherry Health is taking a patient focused approach to your health care. We are transforming our offices to patient-centered medical homes to serve as your consistent, reliable source for preventative care, as well as for treatment of illness and chronic medical conditions. The focus of a medical home is you and your relationship with your health care provider. We are focusing on you, the patient, and want to be the first place you think of for your health care needs.
Your medical home is a place you feel comfortable and confident- both in the relationship with your provider and the quality of care you receive. You and your provider together will focus on treating your medical conditions and preventing problems from occurring in the future. We aim to help you put control of your health where it belongs – with you and your health care provider.
Cherry Health accepts most commercial insurances, Medicaid, Healthy Michigan and Medicare.
Cherry Health provides high quality health care to all individuals regardless of ability to pay. If you are uninsured, a sliding fee scale is available based on income and family size.
If you are a new patient and would like to make an appointment, please call 616.965.8308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medication assisted treatment is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and psychosocial therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. At the Southside Health Center and Muskegon Recovery Center there is a primary focus on providing integrated care for persons addicted to opiates, such as heroin, prescription opiates such as Vicodin ®, etc. In this treatment program the medications help to stabilize brain activity which has been altered by the addiction to opiates, which enables the patient to engage in the therapies and other supportive services that assist in their recovery.
Medication assisted treatment is also offered at Cherry Street Health Center
Cherry Health provides a full range of outpatient psychiatric care including individual therapy, case management, medication management, employment support and socialization, as well as psychosocial rehabilitation services for individuals with serious psychiatric conditions. Patients are referred to psychiatric services through Network180, Kent County’s mental health authority.
Maple Health Home
Individuals with a serious psychiatric disorder are matched with a health care professional who helps connect them to community resources and helps them gain access to needed and responsive medical, social, educational and other services. These services are provided through a health care team-based approach to care planning, coordination, referrals and monitoring. Patients must be referred through Network180 to access Case Management services.
Sage Team is an environment where a team of health professionals work together to provide an expanded type of behavioral health care treatment for persons with mental health concerns, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and substance use disorders. The goal is to help patients manage their chronic mental and physical health conditions well enough that those conditions do not interfere with how they want to lead their lives. The team works to coordinate all of the treatment services that the individual receives within the community.
Sheldon House – Psychosocial Rehabilitation
This community-based psychosocial rehabilitation program is intentionally organized to support individuals living with mental illness. Designed in accordance with Clubhouse International, Sheldon House supports and involves its members in providing structured services that help individuals develop community, independence and personal growth. Sheldon House facilitates independence by providing opportunities in the areas of skill development, employment, education, personal relationships, wellness and community inclusion. Sheldon House recently earned it’s state accreditation.
Cherry Health works in collaboration with Grand Rapids Public Schools, Spectrum Health, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to help students achieve improved attendance and academic performance through increased access to care by addressing both physical and behavioral health needs. Services include dental, medical, nutrition, behavioral health, comprehensive risk assessment and counseling. Students attending the following schools access services at the on-site health center with signed parental consent:
This traveling school health program provides comprehensive dental and vision examinations at over 70 schools in the following participating school districts: Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Godfrey Lee, Godwin Heights, Grand Rapids, Kelloggsville, Kentwood and Wyoming. Dental services include dental education, oral hygiene instruction, dental examination, x-rays, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, dental sealants and access to follow-up care. Vision services (See to Succeed Program) include comprehensive, dilated vision/ocular health exams and corrective eyeglasses to children at risk for vision problems. This program is the first of its kind in Michigan. School Linked Health Services are provided in the schools and are designed to keep students healthy through increased access to care. For additional information, contact 616.776.2345.
Employee Assistance Center (EAC) provides employee assistance services to over 200 client companies in West Michigan and throughout the United States, representing over 50,000 employees. Employers purchase EAC services to help their employees confidentially resolve issues before they cause serious problems in the workplace, including access to counseling, training, and other services that help people achieve and maintain work-life balance. Since 1979, EAC has provided employee assistance programs that help improve workplace productivity. If you would like to learn more about EAC services, please call 800.227.0905 or 616.975.3560, or go to www.eaccares.com.
Correctional health services are provided to individuals involved in the criminal justice system through individualized plans of transitional support and treatment. These services are intended to assist the successful reentry back into the community and with families or other support system. These individualized services include 24 hour residential treatment in a structured environment with individual/group services and counseling, all of which address health issues including mental illness and substance use disorders and other social needs related to employment, education, housing, and the development of connections and coordination with other community supports and services. Some individuals come to these services directly from a correctional facility, others come as a diversion from jail or prison because of a violation of their probation or parole, and others have transitioned from residential services to supervised release and support in the community (these services cannot be directly accessed by members of the community).
Sheldon House Clubhouse and Lakeside Clubhouse provide services to people with mental illness. At our clubhouses, we believe that all our members have something to contribute. Through the development of relationships, building of skills and having a place to feel needed and valued, our programs help individuals develop community, independence and personal growth.
Our clubhouse programs are a psychosocial rehabilitation program open to patients of Cherry Health and patients of other mental health case management programs, within the county community mental health provider system. Sheldon House is accredited by Clubhouse International and operates under its evidence-based proven standards. Lakeside Clubhouse is actively seeking accreditation. Our programs offers members a safe place to develop purpose, responsibility, independence, skills and empowerment in their lives.
If you would like more information, please contact us.
Sheldon House Clubhouse
Heart of the City - West
201 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
490 Century Lane, Holland, MI 49423
Infectious Disease Programs and Services:
Cherry Health offers Infectious Disease services from our Cherry Street Health Center located at 550 Cherry Street.
Cherry Street Health Center
We provide comprehensive care to patients living with or at risk for certain infectious diseases that negatively impact their health and wellness. Our team works with patients to provide complete and integrated care within a primary care setting to make access to these critical services easier, more available, and more manageable. We collaborate with primary care providers, pharmacy, education, behavioral health, and community partners to provide holistic care for the best patient outcomes.
We provide care for infectious diseases including Hepatitis C and HIV Care prevention
Our services include:
• Medical care and management
• Preventative care including (pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP)
• Pharmaceutical care and access with our 340b Pharmacy
• Laboratory Services
• Referrals to Support Services
Hepatitis C Treatment Program:
Our innovative treatment program developed in the comfort of primary care setting with a team that helps improve access to care to make the process more streamline and manageable for our patients. We use an interdisciplinary approach established to optimize patient experience around HCV care and treatment, using on-site primary care, behavioral health consultants, an HCV treatment coordinator, and a 340B contracted specialty pharmacy. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to anyone seeking treatment of Hepatitis C.
What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Today, most people become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs. For some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness, but for more than half of people who become infected with the hepatitis C virus, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic hepatitis C can result in serious, even life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer. People with chronic hepatitis C can often have no symptoms and don’t feel sick. When symptoms appear, they often are a sign of advanced liver disease. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The best way to prevent hepatitis C is by avoiding behaviors that can spread the disease, especially injecting drugs. Getting tested for hepatitis C is important, because treatments can cure most people with hepatitis C in 8 to 12 weeks.
Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Treatment:
Hepatitis C is diagnosed through a specific blood test to see if you are chronically infected and to determine the type of virus you have. Further testing will be completed to determine the extent of liver damage.
We treat Hepatitis C with oral medications only. All patients with advanced liver scarring require ongoing clinical care.
HIV Prevention Services:
Our HIV prevention services use a combination of risk reduction tools to reduce the risk of being infected by HIV.
What is HIV?
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Most people who are HIV-positive do not have AIDS.
An HIV-positive person is said to have AIDS when his or her immune system becomes so weak it can't fight off certain kinds of infections and cancers. AIDS is considered the final stage of HIV infection — and not everyone who has HIV advances to the stage of AIDS, but if left untreated most cases will progress to AIDS.
People that have progressed to AIDS have had their immune system damaged by HIV. They are very susceptible to (easily get) infections that do not normally develop in people with a healthy immune system. These infections are called opportunistic infections. and symptoms may vary.
Who is at risk for HIV?
Anyone of any age, race, sex or sexual orientation can be infected with HIV/AIDS. However, you're at greatest risk of HIV/AIDS if you:
• Have unprotected sex. Use a new latex or polyurethane condom every time you have sex. Anal sex is higher risk than is vaginal sex. Your risk of HIV increases if you have multiple sexual partners.
• Have an STI. Many STIs produce open sores on your genitals. These sores act as doorways for HIV to enter your body.
• Use IV drugs. People who use IV drugs often share needles and syringes. This exposes them to droplets of other people's blood.
How do we prevent HIV?
PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medications to keep HIV negative people from contracting HIV. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective at preventing HIV.
PrEP is a HIV prevention tool we provide as a component of the HIV prevention continuum.
Other tools we used to reduce the risk of HIV include condoms and behavioral risk reduction.