DETROIT (AP) — Fifty free and low-cost health clinics will share $740,000 in grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to provide medical, dental and mental health care for the under and uninsured.
The clinics are expected to treat more than 64,000 vulnerable patients and help 38,000 obtain coverage or other services.READ MORE: 81-Year-Old Man Injured After Pickup Truck Collides With Snowplow In Macomb Township
Each clinic will receive up to $25,000 from Blue Cross.
Blue Cross official Lynda Rossi says the insurer’s “clinic partners are able to reach tens of thousands of individuals who otherwise have nowhere to turn.”READ MORE: Royal Oak Police Arrest Teen Suspects In Rite Aid Armed Robbery
Five federally qualified health centers in Clinton Township, Detroit, Jackson, Muskegon and Onaway also will receive nearly $370,000.
Blue Cross says it has contributed more than $12 million over the last 12 years to Michigan’s safety net clinics.
MORE NEWS: Police Arrest Man Accused Of Kidnapping 3-Year-Old In Detroit
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.