Regardless of insurance status, affordable care is available
BALDWIN, Michigan – As Michiganders have stayed home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have passed on timely health services out of concern for their safety. Family Health Care is encouraging all local residents to sign up for their COVID-19 vaccine and to get caught up on regular preventive healthcare needs.
Whether residents have healthcare coverage or not, Family Health Care provides medical, dental, behavioral health services, substance use disorder treatment, vision, and pharmacy services.
“During the last year and a half, our health center employees have worked tirelessly to ensure every community member could continue to receive care, no matter their circumstance,” said Julie Tatko, President and CEO of Family Health Care. “With the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, we are now able to see a possible end to this pandemic and are doing everything we can to help vaccinate our communities.”
Residents are encouraged to sign up for their COVID-19 vaccine and connect with the health center team to address all of their ongoing healthcare needs. Offering both virtual and in-person appointments, it’s safe to visit and the health center team has taken rigorous efforts to protect patients and staff from COVID-19.
Health centers help people get and stay healthy by providing whole-person, patient-centered care. They do this by providing services uniquely tailored to the communities they serve – often all under one roof. Health centers accept Medicaid and most insurance plans. They can help review insurance options and enroll residents in Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan Plan, and Healthcare.gov plans. For residents without insurance, their fee will be based on income and the number of people in the household.
For residents who need health coverage, the special enrollment period for HealthCare.gov plans have been extended through August 15, 2021, due to COVID-19. Residents can submit an application at HealthCare.gov. Nine out of 10 people who enroll are eligible for savings, and millions more can find plans for lower premiums. This special enrollment period doesn’t require applicants to have a qualifying life event to enroll in a Marketplace plan. COVID-19 has brought new challenges for many, so this special enrollment period offers more equitable access to coverage.
To get your COVID-19 Vaccine, contact your local health center or Family Health Care Pharmacy by visiting familyhealthcare.org/locations. To learn more about the services that health centers provide or to connect to one of the other more than 340 Michigan local health centers, visit mi.healthcare.