500 N. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201
The Center for Family Health opened its Dental Clinic in 2016 to expand dental services for adult patients. Dental offices were previously located in the main facility, where limited space meant most care had to be targeted to children.
Designed to match the main facility across North Jackson Street, the Dental Clinic was built and equipped at a cost of $8.5 million, one of the largest construction projects of the decade in downtown Jackson. The building has 20 dental chairs with room to expand. It has 22,000 square feet of space over two floors and another 11,000 square feet in the basement.
Opening of the Dental Clinic allowed the Center for Family Health to offer dental services to all adults who are medical patients at the Center. The building also houses some support offices, and about 50 people work there.
Generous community and charitable support helped finance construction of the Dental Clinic, thanks to donors including Henry Ford Allegiance Health, the Jackson Health Plan Endowment, the Delta Dental Foundation, the Alvin Glick Foundation, the Speckhard-Knight Charitable Foundation, the Samuel Higby and Margaret H. Camp Charitable Foundation, and the Myers Trust. In addition, the Weatherwax Foundation issued a challenge grant, promising to give $200,000 if the Center raises an additional $600,000 in donations.