|Faces of Michigan Health Centers: Sarah Steele|
Patient | Women's Health Services | Lansing, MI
When I became uninsured I was anxious about going to a Community Health Center because I expected it to be a bad experience. But it was great and now I prefer to go there.
Before I started going to the Health Center I was struggling with a somewhat rare health issue. The doctors I was seeing didn't seem to take my problem seriously. At the Health Center they figured it out right away and now they make sure that I'm able to get the medication I need to make me healthy.
I use the Women's Health Center in Ingham County, Michigan, because they are fantastically nice to me. They are good at dealing with diverse populations. I'm able to discuss really personal things with them and they always sit and listen and seem to understand.
Someone I work with was on the Health Center board of directors. She knew that there was an opening and convinced me to apply. On the board I'm learning things that I'm going to be able to apply in all my community work. In fact, I've already been asked to be on the board of another community organization.
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