Cassopolis, MI, April 21, 2020 – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties, has received a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund in the amount of $50,000.  The grant was gifted to assist CFCN, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in their efforts to implement telehealth services to reach more patients, allow current patients to remain in a secure environment for their appointment (especially for senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals), and allow for more frequent follow-up care.

“I speak for everyone at our organization in expressing our gratitude to the Health Fund for its generous support of our Health Center and the important work we are doing in the community,” says CFCN Chief Executive Officer, Mary Geegan Middleton.  “Offering telehealth services will allow our medical and behavioral health providers to care for their patients in the comfort of their home to keep them well and out of the emergency room for non-life threatening matters.”

With the opening of its’ new facility, Niles Community Health Center, and expanded medical staff, CFCN is well positioned to serve more people in southwest Michigan with primary care and behavioral health services.  While the Health Center accepts most insurances, CFCN offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured – eligibility is based on household size and income.  Community Health Workers are available at each location to help patients enroll in Michigan Medicaid Healthcare Plans, the Sliding Fee Discount Program, and Health Insurance Marketplace Plans.  “Removing financial barriers for people seeking primary care services is our focus.  Providing the community with the care people need is our goal,” said Middleton.

About the Michigan Health Endowment Fund

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and seniors. You can find more information about the Health Fund at mihealthfund.org.

About Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides quality affordable healthcare for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties.  For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).