With influenza season upon us and cases of COVID-19 spiking, local residents have lots of questions about how to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy. Family Health Center seeks to answer those questions with a free, public Q&A session with healthcare providers. Called Healthcare Chat, the Q&A takes place Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5-8 p.m.,…

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Family Health Center is adapting its annual Back To School Bash to support the health and safety of our youngest patients. Now in its 11th year, the 2020 Bash has adapted its traditional one-day carnival -and instead offers local children the chance to become “Virus Busters.” Children can earn stickers in a passport certifying they’re…

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Drive-thru testing happens Friday, April 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Stone Church, 1225 Paterson St. You must call (269) 488-0804 for a pre-test evaluation. Family Health Center will provide drive-thru testing in Kalamazoo County to help understand and address the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring those who test positive get prompt medical guidance. FHC will…

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Family Health Center today issued the following statement on the passing of Moses L. Walker, co-founder of the clinic and an advocate for all people to have access to quality healthcare: Family Health Center’s Board, leadership and staff together mourn the loss of Moses L. Walker, who passed away on Jan. 16. He was a…

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Family Health Center focuses on the health of the whole person–physical and emotional. That’s why we’re a proud partner in Breaking The Stigma, the African American Mental Health Symposium. This event takes place on Thursday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 120 Roberson St., Kalamazoo. This one-day event is…

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When Mary Lewis received her hard-earned bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University on December 15, she thought that would be the highlight of her month. Turns out she has two great things to celebrate. Lewis, Practice Director at Family Health Center, is this year’s United Way Sweepstakes automobile winner. She was chosen at random from…

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Don’t be surprised if someone buys you a coffee or helps pay for your groceries with a $5 bill and an encouraging hashtag. It’s all part of an effort by staff at Family Health Center to do random acts of kindness in the community. At recent staff meetings, FHC employees received $5 bills with the…

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Family Health Center’s ninth annual Back To School Bash will help local children get ready for school in a fun way while making sure their immunizations are up to date. The event happens Friday, Aug. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. “Students who aren’t fully immunized may be kept out of school. Not only does…

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Up to 20,000 Michigan residents, including as many as 6,000 in the Kalamazoo area, could lose their Medicaid expansion health insurance coverage if they don’t complete a health risk assessment by the end of March. “Without immediate action, hundreds of patients in the Kalamazoo area may lose their health insurance coverage under Healthy Michigan,” said…

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Our deepest thanks go to the Gazelle Sports Foundation, which recently awarded a grant to Family Health Center to make exercise equipment and wellness programs available to families in the Edison Neighborhood. FHC was one of five recipients of grants totaling $25,000. Read more about the grants here. Image: Sura Nualpradid/freedigitalphotos.net

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