Health Care Outreach and Enrollment


Need Healthcare?

The Genesee County Health Department can help determine whether you are qualified for various health care coverage programs such as Genesee Health Plan, MIChild, Healthy Kids, Plan First or the MOMS program.

   

Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is a community-sponsored health coverage program and replaces the State Medical Program (SMP) in Genesee County.  GHP is a 501 (C) 4 organization and has a Board of Directors from the local health systems and public health organizations. GHP has contracted with HealthPlus of Michigan to provide member servicing, claims payment and pharmacy management.

Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is a limited health benefit program for residents of Genesee County (it is not insurance). There is no cost to join GHP and no monthly fees, but there are minimum co-pays for services and prescriptions. GHP pays for doctor visits, prescriptions, lab tests and x-rays; it does not cover hospitalization or other inpatient services. Upon enrollment, members select a primary care physician; all services, referrals and prescriptions are then managed through the primary care physician.

Program Eligibility:

  • 19-64 years old
  • No other insurance including Medicaid or Medicare
  • Income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty level
  • Genesee County resident AND a U.S. Citizen

           

 

 

Healthy Kids, MIChild, and the MOMS program are state and federally-funded health care coverage programs for pregnant women and children. To find out more information about Healthy Kids and MIChild go to the Michigan Department of Community Health website.

For the MOMS program, apply at the McCree South site.

Plan First is a program that provides family planning services, including office visits and prescriptions, to low income women (go to brochure). Enrollment for Plan First is offered at the Genesee County Health Department's Burton and McCree South sites.

How do you enroll for these programs? You can apply in person at the Genesee County Health Department, McCree South site, located at 630 S. Saginaw Street, Ste. 4 in Flint. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. You must bring the following documents to apply: picture ID with current address, social security card and proof of income (pays stubs, unemployment, etc). At least one piece of identification must show that you reside in Genesee County. For more information call (810) 257-3039.

Genesee County Free Medical Clinic

If you do NOT qualify for any of the above programs, the Genesee County Free Medical Clinic may be able to help (click here for a brochure). The mission of the Free Clinic is to provide quality health care (not including emergency care and obstetrics) to the uninsured without regard to race, creed and ethnicity, in a safe environment and respectful manner.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Income less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (225% FPL for limited services)
  • 18-65 years of age
  • Current Genesee County resident
  • Must have a social security number
  • Must not have any form of health insurance

The Free Clinic provides intake, triage, and physician consultations, referrals to specialists and tests, and health education.  There is also an on-site pharmacy. There is NO CHARGE for services or prescribed medications as well as for specialty care and tests by referral.          

 

PLEASE NOTE: Patients are seen by appointment only.

For more information call (810) 235-4211.

 

 
 

 

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