In addition to the minimum essential health benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, Access Health works in partnership with providers of many community health and social service resources to ensure that eligible members have access to valuable community resources.
Examples of these community resources include the following:
Muskegon Volunteer for Dental Care:
Are you in need of dental care but struggling to fit the cost into your budget?
Our Pay It Forward program just might be for you!
Our program offers FREE basic dental services, to those who qualify, by doing volunteer work in the community. We offer exams, x-rays, fillings, tooth removal, cleanings and treatment for gum disease. Volunteer work is done at local non-profit organizations All dental care is provided by local, private dentists as their way of giving back to the community (they do not receive any compensation).
It’s As Easy As:
- Attend one dental health class.
- Complete your volunteer hours
- Receive your dental care.
To see if you qualify and to get started call: 231.766.7129
Visit us at: www.muskegonvolunteerdent al.com
Like us on Facebook at: www.f acebook.com/muskegonvolunteerdental
MI Child & Healthy Kids: Children and pregnant women are required to participate in screening annually to determine if they are eligible for Medicaid, MI Child and/or the Healthy Kids program. Call the Health Project at (231) 672-3201 or apply online at www.healthcare4mi.com.
Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (Prescriptions): The Muskegon Community Health Project provides assistance in applying for pharmaceutical assistance programs. They are the community liaison between the patient, physician and the pharmaceutical company. This benefit is open to the community. You may contact their office at (231) 672-3201 or (231) 672-3213 to make an appointment or visit one of the following “Access Clinics” (Bring picture id and proof of income):
- Mercy Health of Muskegon Healthcare Equipment & Pharmacy, 6401 Prairie St. Suite 1100, Muskegon, MI49444. Wednesday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
- Westshore Professional Pharmacy, 1150 E. Sherman Blvd., Suite 1400, Muskegon, MI49444. Wednesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Mercy Health of Muskegon Lakeshore Campus, 72 S. State St., Shelby, MI 49455, 2nd and 4th Monday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Behavioral Health: We will work with you to identify any services available to you from Community Mental Health, Hackley Life Counseling, Catholic Charities and any other available community-based services. These services may be available to you on a discounted or sliding fee scale basis if you meet the program’s criteria. If you need assistance for available services, you can also call 2-1-1.
Eye Exams and Glasses: Call the Muskegon Community Health Project to obtain a Lion’s Club application.
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP): BCCSP is managed by the Muskegon Public Health and open to women age 40 and older and is subject to income and family size criteria. The eligibility requirements and benefits are set by the Muskegon Public Health, not Access Health, Inc., and are subject to change at their discretion. Call Muskegon Public Health at (231) 724-1286 to apply for the BCCSP.
Flu Shots: Please contact Muskegon Public Health (231) 724-1220 for more information about Flu Shots.
Muskegon County's 1 in 21 - State's Healthiest County by 2021: 1 in 21 is Muskegon County's initiative to become the state's healthiest county by the year 2021. Register online and join the challenge! You'll find tips on how to be healthier and other valuable resources. Click here to visit the site.