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Care Free Medical, Inc.

Pay It Forward Dental Access Initiative

Project Type: 
Low Income Patients
Pay it Forward
Grant Type: 
DTA Foundation
Year: 
2013

Care Free Medical, Inc., in partnership with the Central District Dental Society, will provide acute dental services for Ingham County, Michigan adult residents without dental insurance in exchange for patients completing community service hours.  Care Free Medical, Inc. (CFMI) has operated in Mason and Lansing, MI since 2004, putting into action the belief that every individual—regardless of ability to pay—deserves access to comprehensive and compassionate health care. CFMI offers a Patient Centered Medical Home model, which focuses on addressing the total health care needs of individuals and their families.  Serving the most needy in the Mid-Michigan area, CFMI provides a multitude of on-site health care services including: primary, dental, optometry, behavioral health, and after-hours care.

CFMI is a well-regarded health care provider and has helped create a safety net for Ingham County residents in need. In response to the growing number of unemployed and/or uninsured people in mid-Michigan, Care Free Medical has expanded and evolved services to match the unique characteristics of the growing patient population (currently at 5,447 active unduplicated patients and expected to rise to 5,720 patients by the end of 2014).