Community Health Centers

 Ronald A. Charles, MD MHSA FACP FACHE
 Medical Director


***Click here for special information regarding COVID-19 response.

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. All patients and community members may also visit a testing event sponsored by ICHD and ICHC. See the calendar for details.

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


SCHOOL BASED CLINICS: Sexton, Eastern, Pattengil, Gardner and Everett are closed until further notice
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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.

ICHD also has a webpage and hotline. Call (517) 887-4517 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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!

National Health Center Week is August 8-14th! 

‚ÄčThis year’s theme is, The Chemistry for Strong Communities ( National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. 

Monday, 8/09: Healthcare for the Homeless Day at the New Hope Health Center
Wednesday, 8/11: Patient Appreciation Day at All Health Centers 

Information about how the Ingham Health Centers are celebrating Health Center Week in English, Swahili and Spanish.

Check out the Spotify Playlist for Health Center Week compiled by!

COVID-19 Vaccine

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

Vaccinating at four locations:
Forest Community Health Center at (517) 887-4302
Birch Community Health Center at (517) 244-8030
Cedar Pediatrics (must be 12+) at (517) 887-4305
New Hope Community Health Center at (517) 887-4400
Willow Health Center at (517) 702-3500
Women's Health Center at (517) 887-4320