Packard Health Receives New Federal Funding to Open Health Center in Ypsilanti
Monday, August 17, 2015
Packard Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, providing exceptional health care to Washtenaw County residents since 1973 has received additional Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to open a new health center in Ypsilanti, Michigan and provide health care services at the Delonis Center Homeless Shelter.
This funding was received through a New Access Point grant as part of the National Community Health Center program. The Packard Health care team provides medical, behavioral health care services, and referral for dental care, regardless of insurance status or income level. Packard Health staff also helps patients overcome barriers to accessing care by providing support services such as transportation and translation. Outreach and enrollment assisters are also helping connect uninsured residents with new affordable health insurance coverage options.
The Delonis Center Shelter is located on Huron Street in Ann Arbor and houses a small clinic that served approximately 500 patients in 2014.
""This New Access Point funding allows Packard Health to open a Health Center site in Ypsilanti and reach out to vulnerable homeless clients and integrate their care into an established primary care practice. We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve more members of our community. We have an extraordinary team who believe in our mission to be the medical home for people and families from all backgrounds. Our staff's reputation for high-quality care attracts commercially insured and self-paying patients, along with those enrolled in public assistance or lacking health coverage. " said Raymond Rion, MD, Executive Director.
Packard Health has two current locations - the main location, at 3174 Packard Road, east of Platt Rd. and its west location on the corner of Maple and Dexter with a staff of five physicians and four nurse practitioners, who conduct more than 20,000 patient visits annually. The Ypsilanti office will open by early 2016.
Source: Packard Health