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About InterCare

InterCare Community Health Network is part of America’s health care safety net that serves nearly 25 million people across the country each year. InterCare serves five counties in southwest Michigan – Allegan, Berrien, Kent, Ottawa, and Van Buren. Of these counties, four are ranked in the top ten of Michigan’s seasonal census of agricultural workers, with Berrien and Van Buren ranking first and second in the state.

Learn more about InterCare: 

  • CEO's Message - CEO Velma Hendershott explains why InterCare is so vital to the community.
  • Mission & Vision - Learn why community health centers, and InterCare specifically, exists.
  • Service Area - InterCare serves southwest Michigan. See a map of the specific office and WIC locations.
  • History - InterCare has been around since the early 1970s. Learn more about the history of this organization.
  • Board of Directors - InterCare's Board of Directors help guide the overall direction of the organization.
  • Community Partners - InterCare's patients rely on the many connections we have in the community. View this page to see a list of our community partners.
  • Donate - InterCare needs your help to continue to offer our wide variety services. See how you can help!
  • Joint Commission Accreditation - The Joint Commission is our accreditation body. Learn why this is such a critical component of our organization.
  • NACHC Membership - The National Association of Community Health Centers is our industry association. Learn why our membership in this organization helps us serve our patients better.
  • FQHC Recognition - InterCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center. See why this recognition makes InterCare stand out.
  • PCMH - InterCare has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home. Read what this means for our patients.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA), deems Intercare Community Health Network to be an employee of the Public Health Service for 2016 for the purpose of liability coverage as part of the FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act). 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, family/parental status, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activities, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with a disability who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 9410; Washington, DC 20250-9410.

Fax: (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Member: NACHC

InterCare is a proud member of The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHA), which works to address the lack of access to basic health care across the United States. Health Centers around the U.S. depend on public financial help and need a unified voice and a common source of research, information, training, and support.

 Get more information on NACHC.

 Member: FQHC

InterCare is a member of FQHC. InterCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and takes pride in evolving in health care standards. With the health care environment in a rapid state of change, federally qualified health centers change lives.

 Learn more about Federally Qualified Health Centers.


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