History of the Center for Family Health
- The Center for Healthy Beginnings opens at 817 W. High St. Founded by Community Action Agency, the Center hopes to bring down Jackson County’s high infant mortality rates by offering prenatal medical care.
- Name changes to the Center for Family Health as primary medical care services are added.
- TLC Pediatrics, a Foote Hospital (now Henry Ford Allegiance Health) clinic, merges with the Center.
- The Center is designated a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, a precursor to being named a FQHC.
- Medical care offered at the Jackson Interfaith Shelter.
- Center named a Federally Qualified Health Center.
- Dental services added through a merger with Jackson Area Dental Clinic.
- Planning for school health centers begins.
- Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Ob/Gyn move to 2200 Springport Rd.
- Administrative offices leave High Street for 2298 Springport Rd.
- Van purchased to provide transportation for patients.
- The Northeast Health Center, the Center’s first school-based clinic, opens through a partnership with Jackson Public Schools.
- Behavioral health services added.
- The Parkside Health Center opens at the Middle School at Parkside.
- Mobile dental unit starts visiting area schools.
- Electronic dental records are implemented.
- Center enters digital age with electronic medical records, providing for countywide access through Jackson County Medical Records.
- Plans announced for a new $10 million facility at 505 N. Jackson St.
- After a successful capital campaign, the new downtown facility opens at 505 N. Jackson, bringing all of the Center’s services under one roof and adding a Pharmacy.
- Third school-based clinic, Jackson High Health Center, opens.
- Walk-in clinic opens at the downtown facility.
- Fourth school-based clinic – Northwest Community Health Center – opens at R.W. Kidder Middle School, through a partnership with the Northwest School District.
- Center for Family Health at LifeWays opens.
- Center is designated a Patient-Centered Medical Home by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
- Residents, through a partnership with Allegiance Health (now Henry Ford Allegiance Health), start seeing family-medicine patients.
- Northwest Community Health Center serves adults in addition to children and teens.
- Center receives designation as CenteringPregnancy site and CenteringParenting care model.
- New medical-care center opens in Hillsdale.
- Ground is broken on a new dental facility in Jackson.
- New Dental Clinic opens at 500 N. Jackson Street, extending dental services to all adults.
- Northeast Health Center expands services to offer primary medical care to adults.
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