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Health department celebrates new facility, welcomes new patients

LANSING, Mich. – Offering room to grow and some much-needed upgrades, the Ingham County Health Department will celebrate the opening of Forest Community Health Center, part of the Ingham Community Health Centers, on February 19, 2016 from 8-10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

The newly renovated facility, located at 2316 S. Cedar Street in Lansing, will house the county’s adult health care and dental care for all ages. These services were previously based in the Human Services Building.

“Not only is the new health center warm and inviting, it is completely modernized, allowing us to provide the highest level of care,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “We have tripled the number of exam rooms and look forward to serving more people.”

Forest Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), meaning it serves underserved populations and does not refuse care due to insurance status or inability to pay. It is one of the health department’s eight health centers. All are dedicated to providing affordable, high quality and comprehensive primary care.

New patients with all types of insurance, including those without health insurance, are welcome to make Forest Community Health Center their medical home. Those wanting to establish care should call the health center at (517) 887-4302.

The county purchased the 40,000-square-foot building in 2013. Renovations were completed in January. The health centers’ reserve funds paid for the $1.84 million building and $1.57 million in renovations. Sparrow Labs and Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties will lease space in the building from the county.

The grand opening celebration will include guest speakers, the unveiling of a community health partners’ recognition wall and refreshments.