Volunteer for Dental:
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: (1) Attend one dental health class; (2) Complete your volunteer hours; (3) Receive your dental care.
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
We will work with you to identify any services available to you from Health West, Mercy Life Counseling, Catholic Charities of West MI 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.
Please contact your primary care physician or one of our Access Health participating pharmacies.
Healthy Food Pantries:
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. https://1in21.org/
Have you ever wondered where Muskegon County ranks in the local health? Check out these links from the Muskegon County Public Health website to see where our County stands in health. http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/