Health Care. Nutrition Care. Mental Health Care.

Care for Flint

The Flint Water Crisis. You may have questions. You may be angry or confused. You or your family may need help. Rest assured, there is care for Flint. Health Care. Nutrition Care. Mental Health Care. Whether it’s expanded health coverage, nutrition assistance, health care services, or other support services, there’s something for everyone. You and your family may be eligible if you lived, worked, attended school, or received childcare in areas served by the Flint water system since April 2014. Even if you think you may not qualify, take another look. Learn more below about getting connected to the services and supports your family deserves.

Health and Human Services

  • Due to a recent Medicaid waiver that was granted by the Federal government, many residents are now eligible for additional healthcare coverage through Medicaid.
  • Eligibility:
    • Anyone under the age of 21 or any pregnant woman who was served by water from the Flint water system and lived, worked, went to school/child care in Flint since April 2014


    AND

    • Had family income at or below 400% of federal poverty level (FPL) which is $47,520 for an individual or $97,200 for a family of four.

Below is a chart that has calculated what 400% of the poverty level is by household size.

Number of People in your Household Total Family Yearly Income
1 $47,520
2 $64,080
3 $80,640
4 $97,200
5 $113,760
6 $130,320
7 $146,920
8 $163,560

In addition to applying online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges or calling 1-855-789-5610 (TTY 866-501- 5656 for persons with hearing and speech disabilities); the following agencies can assist with signing up for this expansion.

MA Waiver Sites with Navigators to Assist Signing-Up

Carman-Ainsworth School District
Genesee Intermediate School District
Stalker Head Start
3329G Burnell Ave., Flint 48507

Evilia Jankowski, MSA, RN, BSN
Coordinator Nutrition and Health Services
ejankows@geneseeisd.org
Phone: 810-591-5144

First and third Tuesday of each month, 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Deaf Community Access Center
1277 W. Court St.3600 Flint, MI 48503
Phone: 810-239-3112
Videophone: 810-620-8496

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-ins welcome

Disability Network
3600 S. Dort Hwy., Suite 54 Flint, MI 48507

Adrienne Howe, Certified Navigator
Phone: 810-244-3276
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. By appointment only .

Shelter of Flint, Resource Center
605 N. Saginaw Flint, MI 48505

Adrienne Howe, Certified Navigator
Phone: 810-244-3276
Hours: Wednesday only, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. By appointment only.

Genesee Community Health Center
Center City
422 W. 4th Ave. Flint, MI 48503
www.genchc.org
Phone: 810-496-5777

M, T, Th: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Genesee Health Plan
2171 S. Linden Rd. Flint, MI 48532
Phone: 810-232-7740
Toll Free: 844-232-7740

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genesee Health System Access Center
www.genhs.org
420 W. Fifth Ave. Flint, MI 48503
Phone: 810-257-3705

Care Manager onsite
Computer access in lobby; no appointment needed

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

725 Mason St. Flint, MI 48503
Phone: 810-496-5730
Medicaid Specialist, by appointment only

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Genesee County DDA Health Dept.
630 S. Saginaw St., Suite #4 Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-257-3039

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hamilton Community Health Network
Appointments can be made by contacting one of the offices below or by calling 810-787-5097.
Two Navigators onsite: Tim and Marcie
Two Certified Application Councilors: Dwayne and Candyce

Administrative Offices
225 E. Fifth Street, Suite 300 Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-406-4246

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Burton Clinic
G-3375 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48529
Phone: 810-406-4246

Hours: M, T, W, Th: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Walk-ins Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Clio Health Clinic
4154 W. Vienna Rd. Clio, MI 48420
Phone: 810-406-4246

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Dental North Clinic
5399 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505
Phone: 810-406-4226

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Lapeer Health Clinic
5170 Suncrest Dr. Lapeer, MI 48446
Phone: 810-406-4246

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Main Clinic
2900 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48505
Phone: 810-406-4246

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Walk-ins Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Pointe Clinic
5710 Clio Road Flint, MI 48504
Phone: 810-406-4246

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Walk-ins Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hurley Medical Center
One Hurley Plaza Flint, MI 48503
Phone: 810-262-9000

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

McLaren Flint
401 S. Ballenger Hwy. Flint, MI 48532

Advomas onsite
Phone: 810-342-3707

Shannon Williams, DHHS onsite
Phone: 810-342-3750

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/flintwater/MA_Waiver_Sites_with_Navigators_Spanish_525386_7.pdf

  • Guided Support Services are a key part of the additional Medicaid services provided through the Medicaid waiver; we are referring to these services as “wraparound” or “comprehensive” services.
  • These are designed to ensure that residents receive the full spectrum of health and other supportive services that they need so that children grow up healthy and thriving.
  • A case manager will meet with each family at their home to create a plan of care that includes medical, social, educational, and other services and to assist with necessary referrals.
  • All services are free with no premiums, contributions, or co-pays.
  • To access these services:
    • Ask your doctor, or contact Genesee Health System at 1-800-642-3195 or 810-257-3777.

  • Anyone can use the federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), regardless of age, income, insurance, or immigration status.
  • This is particularly helpful for people who do not qualify for the Medicaid expansion (not income eligible, aren’t pregnant, older than 21).
  • Service costs are assessed on a sliding scale, and for many people, the health centers are free or have a very low cost.
  • Some of the services that are provided at a health center include primary care, dental, mental health, pediatric, and other services.
  • To access these services:
    • Call or walk into any of the health centers listed below:
    • Hamilton Community Health Network: 810-406-4246. These clinics are:
      • 2900 N. Saginaw Street
      • G-3375 S. Saginaw Street
      • 5710 Clio Road
    • Genesee Community Health Center: 810-496-5777. These clinics are:
      • 422 W. 4th Avenue
      • 3109 Kleinpell

  • Many people feel anxious, upset, angry, stressed, or depressed in the face of a crisis, but you can talk with someone trained to listen and to help.
  • Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
  • Using the helpline is completely free, confidential, and available in multiple languages. There are no eligibility requirements—anyone can use it.

Nutrition Programs We know that foods that are rich in calcium, iron and vitamin C can help mitigate lead absorption in children. There are a number of nutrition programs in Flint that help families access the healthy foods they need to fight lead absorption.

  • Every household with a school-aged child impacted by the Flint Water Crisis should have received a new “Bridge” card labeled “SEBTC” in the mail (SEBTC stands for Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Card) sometime during the month of June.
  • Each card has a value of $30 per child per month this summer to help you buy nutritious foods designed to help fight lead (note that funds do not roll over to the next month).
  • Look for this card in the mail and be sure to activate it by calling the number on the card.
  • If your child should have received a card but hasn’t gotten one yet (or if you misplaced the card), call the Michigan Department of Education at 1‐888‐265‐3291.
  • Eligibility:
    • School-age children (6 and older) who live in the Flint area and have received Flint water are eligible regardless of household income.
    • Children who live outside Flint in Genesee County who qualify for free or reduced lunch (130% and 185% of FPL respectively) will also receive an SEBTC card.

 Get FREE fresh fruits and vegetables when you shop with your Bridge Card at the Flint Farmers’ Market and participating grocery stores in Flint.

  • It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks™!

    FFF1615_WebCrop_WhiteHere’s how it works: If you buy any fruit, veggies, or milk with your Bridge Card at a participating site, you get a dollar-for-dollar match of FREE Double Up Food Bucks to spend on any fresh fruits or vegetables. Download our Flint program flyer in English or in Spanish.

    Double Up sites in Flint include:

    • Flint Farmers’ Market 300 East First St., Tues & Thurs 9am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm
    • Great Giant Supermarket 5204 Saginaw St., Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-7pm
    • Hutchinson Food and Drug 6509 N Saginaw St., Mon-Sat 9am-8pm,Sun 9am-6pm
    • Landmark Food Center 206 West Pierson Rd., Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-7pm
    • Landmark Food Center 4644 Fenton Rd., Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-7pm
    • The Local Grocer 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 10am-2pm

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How does Double Up work in Flint?
    In the Double Up program in Flint, any purchase of milk or fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits and vegetables (with no added salt, sugar, or oil) with your Bridge Card earns you free Double Up Food Bucks to spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables at that store or other participating sites in Flint. You can earn up to $20 in Double Up credits per day; they are earned and spent on a Double Up Food Bucks card.

    How can I sign up?
    Customers just need to sign-up once to use Double Up at any participating site in Flint. Bring your State ID and Bridge Card with you. At the Flint Farmers’ Market, go to the Friends of the Farmers Market booth. At participating grocery stores, go to the customer service desk. Staff will help you get started! Remember to sign up before shopping with your Bridge Card.

    What do I need to bring?
    Bring your Bridge Card, State ID, and Double Up Food Bucks Card to shop.

    Who qualifies for Double Up?
    It’s easy! Anyone receiving federal food assistance or food stamp benefits is automatically eligible: if you have a Bridge Card, you can use this program.

    What earns Double Up Food Bucks?
    Any purchase of milk or fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits and vegetables (with no added salt, sugar, or oil) with your Bridge Card earns you free Double Up Food Bucks.

    What can I buy with the Double Up Food Bucks I earn?
    The Double Up Food Bucks credits you earn can be spent on any fresh fruits and vegetables in that store or other participating Double Up locations in Flint.

    What if I have questions?
    Call us at 866-586-2796.

    When does the program run?
    The program runs all year long in Flint.

    Does Double Up Food Bucks match WIC?
    No, WIC purchases are not eligible for matching Double Up Food Bucks dollars.

    What if I do not have SNAP (food stamps) or a Bridge Card?
    Call the Center for Civil Justice hotline at 800.481.4989 Monday through Friday for help in determining whether you may be eligible for SNAP; they can also support you throughout the application process. You can also visit the www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/ for additional information.

  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (or WIC program) provides nutrition benefits to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
  • WIC also provides nutrition education, health care referrals, breastfeeding supports, and other services for pregnant mothers and children.
  • To apply for WIC services, call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-262-4784 or 810-237-4537.
  • Eligibility:
    • Income at or below 185% of FPL; and
    • Pregnant women, through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends;
    • Breastfeeding women, up to infant’s 1st birthday.
    • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women, up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends.
    • Infants and children up to their 5th birthday.

  • The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children in lower-income areas can continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs.
  • To find a summer meal program near you, call 2-1-1, text ‘food’ to 877-877, or visit: www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition
  • Eligibility:
    • School-aged children living in a low-income area.
    • Anyone can walk into a site during open hours and receive a meal – no identification or enrollment is necessary.

  • TEFAP provides food to Flint area residents through local food banks and local feeding organizations such as food pantries and soup kitchens.
  • In response to the water crisis, TEFAP will provide an additional 14-pound nutrient-targeted food package, containing foods rich in calcium, iron, and Vitamin C – which are believed to help limit the absorption of lead in the body.
  • These packages will be provided to more than 17,000 low-income, Flint-area households each month for four months beginning in September.
  • This food is in addition to the regular allotment that TEFAP recipients currently receive.
  • For more information, call GCCARD at 810-789-3746 or 810-232-2185
  • Eligibility:
    • Low-income persons of all ages, including elderly people at or below 200% FPL.

  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.
  • Food is provided once a month.
  • For more information, call 810-789-3746 or 810-232-2185.
  • Eligibility:
    • Low income elderly persons (at least 60 years of age) and at or below 130% FPL.

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  • Every household with a school-aged child impacted by the Flint lead crisis should have received a new “Bridge” card labeled “SEBTC” in the mail (SEBT stands for Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Card) sometime during the month of June.
  • Each card has a value of $30 per child per month this summer to help you buy nutritious foods designed to help fight lead (note that funds do not roll over to the next month).
  • Look for this card in the mail and be sure to activate it by calling the number on the card.
  • If your child should have received a card but hasn’t gotten one yet (or if you misplaced the card), call the Michigan Department of Education at 1‐888‐265‐3291.
  • Eligible populations:
    • School-age children (6 and older) who live in the Flint area and have received Flint water are eligible regardless of household income.
    • Children who live outside Flint in Genesee County who qualify for free or reduced lunch (130% and 185% of FPL respectively) will also receive an SEBTC card.

  • If you use your Bridge Card to buy fruit, veggies, or milk at any of several locations in Flint, you get FREE Double Up Food Bucks to spend on any fresh fruits, vegetables up to $20 per day.
  • For example, if you buy $10 worth of fruits, vegetables or milk, you will get an extra $10 to buy more fruit and veggies, doubling the value of your money.
  • If you have any questions about the program, call the Fair Food Network at 866-586-2796.
  • The locations that are participating in the Double Up Food Bucks Program are:
    • Flint Farmers’ Market – 300 East First Street
      • Hours: Tues & Thurs 9am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm
    • Landmark Food Center – 206 West Pierson Road
      • Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-7pm
    • Landmark Food Center – 4644 Fenton Road
      • Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 8am-7pm
    • The Local Grocer – 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
      • Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 10am-2pm
    • Eligibility:
      • Anyone who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps) is eligible for Double UP Food Bucks – no special registration is necessary.
      • SNAP eligibility is generally set at 130% of federal poverty line.

  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (or WIC program) provides nutrition benefits low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
  • WIC also provides nutrition education, health care referrals, breastfeeding supports, and other services for pregnant mothers and children.
  • To apply for WIC services call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-262-4784 or 810-237-4537.
  • Eligibility:
    • Income at or below 185% of FPL; and
    • Pregnant women, through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends;
    • Breastfeeding women, up to infant’s 1st birthday
    • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women, up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends.
    • Infants and children up to their 5th

  • The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children in lower-income areas can continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs.
  • To find a summer meal program near you call 2-1-1, text ‘food’ to 877-877, or visit: http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition/
  • Eligible populations:
    • School-aged children living in a low-income area.
    • Anyone can walk into a site during open hours and receive a meal – no identification or enrollment is necessary.

  • TEFAP provides food to Flint area residents through local food banks and local feeding organizations such as food pantries and soup kitchens.
  • In response to the water crisis, TEFAP will provide an additional 14-pound nutrient-targeted food package, containing foods rich in calcium, iron, and Vitamin C – which are believed to help limit the absorption of lead in the body.
  • These packages will be provided to more than 17,000 low-income, Flint-area households each month for four months beginning in September.
  • This food is in addition to the regular allotment that TEFAP recipients currently receive.
  • For more information, call GCCARD at 810-789-3746 or 810-232-2185
  • Eligible populations:
    • Low-income persons of all ages, including elderly people at or below 200% FPL.

  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.
  • Food is provided once a month.
  • For more information, call 810-789-3746 or 810-232-2185.
  • Eligible populations:
    • Low income elderly persons (at least 60 years of age) and at or below 130% FPL.