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“So many people are without medical insurance and have nowhere to turn. HIS gives these people hope for the future. Every day, there is a success story from the clinic. Hospital emergency rooms do not have the capacity to handle the poor and uninsured. The cost is too exorbitant for hospitals to treat these patients, creating more financial struggles and loss of jobs. HIS provides the community with a resource that is a win-win for everyone.”
Lonna Wiersma
HIS Board Member & Executive Committee Secretary

Mission

A medical mission in your backyard.

History

HIS was established in 1998 by a group of local physicians, nurses, social workers and business people looking to serve underprivileged women with faith-centered medical care within the city of Grand Rapids. The mission quickly expanded to include all those without access to health care as well as those unable to afford health insurance. A non-profit 501(c)3 health care center located in the Burton Heights neighborhood of Grand Rapids, HIS is a trusted resource for medical care and counsel in the West Michigan community.

Fueled by the dedication, energy and expertise of 130 volunteer physicians, nurses, interpreters, clerical workers and housekeepers and a small but ambitious staff of eight full-time equivalent employees (FTE), HIS provides exceptional care and services to over 2,000 patients a year. HIS is supported by an active Board of Directors, comprised of dedicated members from the Grand Rapids region, that directly supports HIS operations, oversees fundraising and upholds the vision and mission of the organization. Health Intervention Services is a team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff members and volunteers who are committed to providing for your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Mission & Vision

HIS brings Christ’s healing to the medically uninsured through the collaborative provision of medical and dental services, counseling and spiritual care. The coordinated delivery of physical, psychosocial and spiritual support strengthens families and individuals toward a life of independence and wellness.

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