Community Health Centers

 Ronald A. Charles, MD MHSA FACP FACHE
 Medical Director


COVID-19 Precautions

Information for CHC patients and future patients regarding COVID-19

At Ingham Community Health Centers, we are closely monitoring developments around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to protect our patients and staff, we want to provide you with helpful information and resources to keep you and our community safe.

Ingham Community Health Centers is requesting anyone who is ill or experiencing symptoms to call their healthcare provider or facility before seeking care.  For contact information, visit our Locations & Hours page.

Ingham Community Health Centers is working to limit the spread of illness through:

  • Continuous, thorough cleaning and sanitizing of exam rooms, lobbies and frequently touched surfaces at all facilities.

  • Making masks available for patient use, hand sanitizer and tissues available in all waiting areas.


COVID-19 Testing

Drive thru testing at Forest Community Health Center is suspended due to construction and should resume in early December.

Established patients should call their health center for COVID-19 testing. The provider will conduct an assessment via telehealth or in-person. New patients should call (517) 887-4517, Option #3. All patients and community members may also visit a testing event sponsored by ICHD and ICHC.

Testing takes place at ICHC. Hours are the same as the health center hours of operation. Instructions will be given following the assessment appointment.

DENTAL: We encourage our low-risk patients to keep their dental appointments as long as you do not have any of the symptoms.

For more information about COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched a public hotline to answer health-related COVID-19 questions. The hotline will be open seven days a week at 1-888-535-6136 or

Ingham Community Health Centers offer a range of services from women’s healthcare, primary health care, pediatric health care, behavioral health care, school-based/linked health care and dental care. Health care services are provided without regard to the patient's insurance status or ability to pay.

Ingham Community Health Center ensures that all patients are able to access health care services without regard for an individual’s race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, height, weight, veteran status, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, limited English proficiency, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or ability to pay for services.
Our Health Centers are conveniently located throughout Ingham County and are on the CATA bus routes. Ingham Community Health Centers accepts all insurances and also operates on a sliding fee scale. Please visit our individual Health Center pages to find out more!

Beginning in mid-June, the Ingham Community Health Centers are going to begin using text messages to reach their patients. Text messages will be used to send:
- Reminders to schedule screenings
- Other information patients need to stay on top of their health

Patients can opt out of texting at any time. Messages will not ask patients anything related to billing or payment and will not ask patients to provide confidential information.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Looking to get the COVID-19 Vaccine? 
Call us! We are taking new and existing patients.

Call 517-887-4517, Option #3 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at one of the Community Health Centers.