History: Founded by Community Action Agency in 1991, the Center for Healthy Beginnings was a prenatal clinic. Today, it has grown into the Center for Family Health, providing primary health-care services, including prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, behavioral health and dental care. The Center is one of 1,200 community health centers across the nation; they account for 9,000 sites and serve 23 million patients. As a federally qualified health center, the Center for Family Health accepts all patients – those with insurance and those without health-care coverage. Click here for a timeline of history and milestones for the center.
Mission: The Center for Family Health serves Jackson and Hillsdale counties and the surrounding area with quality primary health care. Our mission is “opening the door to health care for all.” We carry out our mission through our partnership with patients and community partners, proving “together we make good health happen.”
Locations: The Center operates seven health-care facilities in Jackson County, including its main facility in downtown Jackson and a Dental Clinic across the street. It also operates four year-round, school health centers at Jackson Public Schools and Northwest Community Schools. A health-care satellite clinic – Center for Family Health at LifeWays – is operated at LifeWays, the community mental health agency. In Hillsdale County, a primary-care center provides medical services for all ages.
Funding: In 2015, our annual budget was $22 million (10 percent federal grant-assisted funds.)
Staff: 233 employees. Of those, 35 are health-care providers – MD, DO, DDS, PA, NP; all physicians are board certified or board eligible.
Integrated Quality Care:
HRSA of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ranked the Center in the first quartile (the highest ranking possible) for: