ADRIAN – This week, Family Medical Center, which has a clinic in Adrian at 1200 N. Main St., along with more than 1,400 other community health centers across the country are celebrating National Health Center Week.
Michigan’s Family Medical Center is a fully integrated system of primary health care centers in Monroe, Lenawee and Wayne counties, according to a Family Medical Center press release.
The health centers began in 1965 with one center in Mississippi and one in Massachusetts. Since then, health centers are now located in almost every county of the country and serve more than 30 million patients a year.
These health centers provide primary care, dental services and behavioral health services. The health centers have enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress and the backing of most presidents since Lyndon Johnson.
Family Medical Center is special, according to its CEO Ed Larkins.
“Family Medical Center is one of the most innovative health centers in the country by offering a variety of services to meet the needs of the communities it serves. It offers a range of services, including medical, dental and behavioral care for young and old people,” Larkins said in the statement.
Family Medical Center is one of the largest providers of school-based community behavioral health services in the State of Michigan and the nation. Behavioral health services are provided to students at 53 schools in Southeast Michigan, and the Family Medical Center will soon increase that number.
Family Medical Center recently launched the Pam LaPan Concierge health service for seniors. Pam LaPan was a founding board member of the Family Medical Center of Michigan who had a passion for the uninsured and underinsured, the statement said.
“Employees at Family Medical Center of Michigan … have integrity and care deeply about the people and communities they serve. Since joining Pam LaPan Concierge Health Services,” community member and service user Elaine Robeson said in the statement. we in the community can have a program like the Pam LaPan Concierge Health Service.”
Throughout the week of August 7, Family Medical Center will celebrate the contributions of its staff to meeting the healthcare needs of its communities. FMC will also reach out to our many patients with food giveaways and other activities.