Baldwin– Family Health Care (FHC) will hold two Community Health Fairs to mark National Health Center Week 2018. These events are part of a national campaign during the week of August 12-18 to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health care to the medically underserved.
These health fairs, located at its offices in White Cloud and Baldwin, help FHC expand its vision of creating zero health disparities by connecting patients and community members with services the organization and its community partners offer. Each of these family-friendly events will include activities and games for children, fitness activities, health screenings, free food, and local health and wellness resources. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
The first health fair will take place on Tuesday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Family Health Care – White Cloud, located at 1035 E. Wilcox in White Cloud. The second will be on Thursday, August 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Baldwin Family Health Care, located at 1615 Michigan Avenue in Baldwin. Spectrum Health & YMCA will join FHC in Baldwin with the “Veggie Van,” handing out fresh fruits and veggies to attendees.
Family Health Care proudly handles over 109,600 patient visits each year between Lake, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Osceola and Wexford counties. It is driven to provide access to critical primary care services to everyone, regardless of age or ability to pay.
The heroes who work at each health center help make affordable health care possible for people in need. FHC employs more than 330 people who work in positions that include physicians, midlevel providers, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dentists and dental hygienists, behavioral health specialists, and much more. Working together, these health care heroes produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities. They reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that may cause sickness, such as lack of nutrition, mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse disorders. It is their work that has helped reduce health care costs and reduce chronic disease, generating a record of success and along with it a long tradition of bipartisan support in Congress.
To learn more about Family Health Care and the upcoming health fairs, visit familyhealthcare.og.