|Faces of Michigan Health Centers: Robin Turner|
Board Member | Otto Community Health Clinic | Lansing, MI
In 1989, our County Commissioners wanted to reject a grant to expand the school clinic at Otto Middle School in Lansing, Michigan. Parents and people in the neighborhood got together and convinced the Commissioners to accept the grant. Shortly after that the clinic became a Community Health Center and I was asked to join the Board.
We fought for Otto Community Health Clinic because the services are perfect for the children. They can receive care for the issues they are dealing with right in school. The Health Center staff are on a first name basis with the kids and they really care about them. One of the things that impresses me most about the Health Center is how good the staff are at dealing with diverse groups of people. You know, sometimes the kids will lose their insurance as they get older. They'll continue to come to the school Health Center and the staff remembers them and arranges for them to get whatever care they need.
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