Niles Community Health Center Expansion

Niles Community Health Center is expanding to serve more people. Who knew when we planned this new facility and opened in late 2019 that 3 years later we’d be adding on space. The new primary care wing is 6300 square feet, adding medical exam and treatment rooms and space for additional medical providers. Construction began in early August and the planned completion date is March 2023.

NCHC is accepting new patients. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (269) 262-4749.

CFCN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated a Federally Qualified Health Center. With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties. CFCN provides care for people who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Medicare and Michigan Medicaid, and most commercial insurances. For more information, go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.

Mary Geegan Middleton, CEO

 

National Health Center Week-August 7-13

Cassopolis, MI, August 8, 2022 – Community Health Centers (CHCs), also known as Federally Qualified 2022Health Centers (FQHCs), are key to ensuring everyone can access affordable, quality healthcare in their communities.  They are locally governed by community boards of directors, yet part of a national network serving nearly 29 million people nationwide. CHCs are in every State and US Territory.

CHCs are not ordinary medical clinics; most provide an integrated care model, offering primary care, addiction treatment, behavioral health services, oral health, and pharmacy services. CHCs care for everyone, regardless of insurance status. They are also problem-solvers who reach beyond the exam room to care for the whole person by providing access to information and services to help people deal with day-to-day necessities like food, housing resources, financial assistance for utilities, transportation to appointments, Medicaid enrollment, affordable insurance and sliding fee discount programs.

Locally, Cassopolis Family Clinic Network provides care for nearly 14,000 people in Cass and Berrien Counties at its Cassopolis Family Clinic, Niles Community Health Center, and Niles Community Health Center Dental facilities.

“As part of the celebration of Health Center Week I would like to recognize the incredible men and women who work at our health center,” said Mary Geegan Middleton, CEO.  “We are grateful for their dedication to our Mission of service to members of our community.”

The Cassopolis Family Clinic (CFC) is located at 261 M-62 North, Cassopolis, MI.  Services are offered Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.    For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (269) 445-3874.

The Niles Community Health Center (NCHCPH) is located at 1951 Oak Street, Niles, MI.  Services are offered Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (269) 262-4749

CFCN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated a Federally Qualified Health Center. With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties. CFCN provides care for people who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Medicare and Michigan Medicaid, and most commercial insurances. For more information, go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.

Niles Community Health Center Dental Becomes a Teaching Site

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN) and the University of Michigan (U of M) School of Dentistry have reached an agreement for U of M dental interns to train at CFCN’s Niles Community Health Center Dental office, located at 122 Grant Street, Niles.  Beginning after Labor Day, interns in their 4th year of dental school will be seeing patients and providing family dentistry under the supervision of Dr. Madison Mick, CFCN’s Dental Director.  Interns will rotate, spending 2 weeks locally, returning to U of M for 4 weeks, and then coming back for another 2 weeks. Each school semester a new group of 12 interns will come to Niles.

“We are excited to start this new training program,” said Mary Middleton, CFCN’s CEO.  “We were planning to start a few years ago, and then the Covid Pandemic changed everything, basically shutting down all but emergent dental services.”  Dental services are once again being delivered with additional safety measures in place.

NCHC Dental opened in October of 2016 after an extensive remodeling of an old medical building.  CFCN invested nearly $1.5 million in the renovation, furnishings, and equipment in order to add oral health as another service for health center patients.

“We have found there is a tremendous need in our community for family dentistry,” said Dr. Madison Mick.  “We’re losing two of our employed dentists, so the timing of working with U of M interns couldn’t have come at a better time.”

CFCN, a 501©3 Federally Qualified Health Center, is able to offer student loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps, or the Michigan Student Loan Repayment Program. “We’re hoping that some of the students will fall in love with Southwest Michigan and want to join us in practice when they graduate from U of M,” said Mary Middleton.  “They can become part of the important work we do in our community while earning competitive salary and benefits, gain experience over time, and get financial assistance with student loans.”

Mary Geegan Middleton, CEO