Do I Qualify?

Income Qualifications

Catherine’s Health Center offers primary medical care to people who meet certain income guidelines, usually below 250% of the United States Federal Poverty Level (see the table below). Our primary area of focus is the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area, especially the Creston and Belknap Neighborhoods.

For uninsured people we offer assistance in applying for coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan and in the Health Insurance Marketplace. We have several certified insurance Navigators who offer Health Insurance Navigation services to help people find the health insurance plans that best fit their personal or family situations. A sliding fee scale is available for people who qualify. We must require documentation of income for anyone requesting financial assistance.

Medicaid generally becomes unavailable in the state of Michigan at or above 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The table below is provided as a reference for Health Insurance Navigation purposes. Please be sure to ask us if you have any questions.

# Of Family Members Income at FPL 138% FPL 250% FPL
1 $12,760.00 $17,608.80 $31,900.00
2 $17,240.00 $23,791.20 $43,100.00
3 $21,720.00 $29,973.60 $54,300.00
4 $26,200.00 $36,156.00 $65,500.00
5 $30,680.00 $42,338.40 $76,700.00
6 $35,160.00 $48,520.80 $87,900.00
7 $39,640.00 $54,703.20 $99,100.00
8 $44,120.00 $60,885.60 $110,300.00
Each Additional (add) $4,480.00 $6,182.40 $11,200.00

These guidelines went into effect on January 15, 2020. Source: US Department of Health and Human Services.

Insurances We Accept

While our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate and affordable care to under-served people we do participate with a variety of insurances including those listed here.


Priority Health HMO
  • MyPriority MyHealth Plans
  • MyPriority HSA Plans
  • Priority Health Medicare
Priority Health PPO/POS
  • MyPriority MyHealth Plans (POS)
  • MyPriority Access HSA Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PPO
  • Blue Cross Premier Plans
  • Blue Cross Multi-State Plans

Michigan Medicaid

  • Healthy Michigan (“straight”) Medicaid
  • Meridian Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicaid

Medicare (Established Patients Only)

  • “Straight” Medicare
  • Priority Health Medicare

Participation in these plans is subject to change. This list was last updated August 8, 2017.

Every patient needs to choose the plan which works best for their needs. If you decide on a plan with which we do not participate you may need to find a new provider.

If you have questions or wish to speak to us about setting up your first visit, please call us at (616) 336-8800.

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