News Release July 19, 2018
The Center for Family Health—Hillsdale office will close Aug. 31 in what CFH leaders call a difficult move forced by relatively low patient numbers and a changing health-care landscape.
“We are saddened to close our health center in Hillsdale, and we reached the decision very reluctantly,” said Molly Kaser, CEO of the Center for Family Health.
“We have seen an increase in Hillsdale primary care sites. This, coupled with our own low number of patients being seen at our Hillsdale site, are factors that have resulted in our decision to consolidate our health center sites to make the best use of our resources.”
The Center for Family Health--Hillsdale is a primary-care medical office opened in 2015 to expand access to health care in Hillsdale County. It was the first CFH site located outside Jackson County.
Terry Langston, Director of Communications and Advocacy for CFH, said hundreds of Hillsdale County residents received care but CFH never achieved patient numbers needed to make operations sustainable.
One reason growth was less than expected is what Langston described as a changing health-care landscape that brought more primary-care options to all areas of Hillsdale County.
Kaser said CFH is committed to making the transition as smooth as possible for its patients and staff in Hillsdale. All patients can continue receiving care at CFH facilities in Jackson. CFH will work with community partners to ensure patients continue receiving health care from other providers in Hillsdale if that is their desire.
About Center for Family Health
We accept all insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. All services offered at the Center for Family Health are available on a sliding fee discount. Patients are never turned away because of inability to pay. The Center for Family Health is an independent, federally qualified health center. We provide comprehensive, quality medical, dental and behavioral health care to all ages including newborns.