InterCare began on a limited seasonal basis in 1972. It operated out of two small locations serving Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. Based on its service area, it was then called BCV Health Services. The non-profit organization’s focus was providing comprehensive primary health care to migrant farmworkers, and funding was provided through the federal Community and Migrant Health Center program.
By 1981 InterCare had expanded their services to include providing care for rural residents. To reflect this growth in services, they changed their name to MARCHA (Migrant and Rural Community Health Association.)
Further expansion in the 1980s led to the organization also providing care to several urban areas in the tri-county area they served.
As this level of expansion continued, adding more sites, services, and patient populations, the organization changed its name again in 1995 to InterCare Community Health Network.
Today InterCare operates in five counties and serves more than 50,000 patients a year.