About Us

Currently providing care for several hundred patients; Renewed Hope strives to meet the needs of uninsured and under-insured adults living in Allegan County through providing medical, emotional, and spiritual care in a holistic environment by utilizing the skills of volunteer staff and medical personnel.

Using for its example, the renewal of covenants in the Bible, Renewed Hope renewed it's covenant with the Lord.  That promise involved rededicating the Clinic, its staff and volunteers to model themselves after God's calling - to give care and support to those who are sick and in need of healing.

Renewed Hope... Caring for our community... one life at a time.


Services Provided

As part of its mission, the clinic provides several different services.  Most services are by appointment only.  Please call the clinic at 269-355-3053 to schedule an appointment.

Services include:

  • Medical Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Patient Assistance Program: application to those participating pharmaceutical companies that provide their medications at reduced or no cost to non-insured patients
  • Referral to specialists where indicated
  • On-site Michigan Department of Health & Human Services certified Navigator, who can assist with applying and following up for Medicaid, cash, food and other MDHHS benefits
  • Assistance with applications such as housing and Medicare
  • Assistance with Social Security Disability applications

How the Clinic Works

The majority of staff at Renewed Hope are volunteers; from physicians to nurses and some office personnel. All staff and volunteers commit their time and energy to assure the people in Allegan County who have no insurance coverage are still provided quality medical care.  As of January 2016, Renewed Hope has been able to obtain financial support to help fund two of the staff positions.

A $10 donation will be expected for each medical or mental health appointment, however you will not be turned away if you are unable to pay. Mandatory $10 charges are required for in-house diagnostic testing (see below).


Who is eligible for assistance

In order to receive services at Renewed Hope the patient must:

  • Live in Allegan County
  • Are uninsured or under-insured (high deductible, inadequate coverage)
  • Be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (must provide proof of income)
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Must apply for Medicaid within 30 days of becoming a patient (applications can be done on-site by appointment). Those who are not eligible or who are denied must provide a Medicaid decision letter to continue receiving treatment, or receive an exemption for this requirement from our Executive Director based on circumstances.

How YOU can help

Renewed Hope is in need of people willing to:

  • Volunteer as medical personnel
  • Volunteer as support staff during clinic hours
  • Serve on the Renewed Hope Board of Directors
  • Provide fund raising assistance
  • Serve on the Renewed Hope Speakers Bureau

Medical personnel is needed in all areas.  Physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, C.M.A., MA, and others with a background in medical services.

Support staff includes answering phone and clerical services such as filing and other office duties as needed.

Board of Directors: The Renewed Hope Board of Directors make decisions as to the policies and procedures that govern the Renewed Hope Clinic.  Board members are required to be a professing Christian.

Fund Raising: Renewed Hope competes with other organizations for the limited funds available through grants and foundations.  Supplemental fund raising is crucial to assure services will remain available to those in need.

Speakers Bureau: Organizations, community groups, and churches need to hear about the critical services provided by the Clinic.  If you have a gift for public speaking, your assistance would be most appreciated.


Donations

We have just launched our crowd-funding campaign, to raise funds for clinic operations.  Please visit our YouCaring crowd-funding campaign page .

You can join us in making a difference in the community. On this page, you will be able to securely donate using your credit card or bank account transfer, and you will receive a charitable donation tax receipt, We appreciate your participation and assistance in this fund-raising campaign.

Prayer: Your prayers for guidance, good stewardship, and God's blessings are requested.

Cash donations: Our current grants do not cover all the expenses involved in providing quality care for our patients.  Your cash donation is welcome and very much appreciated.  Donations can be sent to Renewed Hope Health Clinic, 894 Marshall Street, Allegan, MI 49010.  Tax receipts are available upon request.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to provide a variety of tasks at the Clinic.  Use of your gifts and talents assure that our patients receive quality care in a Christian atmosphere.  Hours are flexible.

Good use sale items: Twice yearly the clinic holds a benefit sale; New or used items in good and working condition are welcome donations for the sale.  Please contact the clinic office for the date of the next scheduled sale before delivering your donation.


Volunteers!

Renewed Hope is still looking for volunteers to assist us. If you have any medical or mental health expertise please call us at 269-355-3053, we would greatly appreciate any time that you could spare.


Current Donations Needed

  • Steam Mop
  • Copy Paper
  • Unexpired Glucose Testing Strips

  • We do not run diagnostics specifically for Social Security claims. Other simple forms or assessments that are not medically required will be completed at the discretion of our medical providers.

  • We have limited arrangements with some specialists and with a podiatrist, who may be able to provide free or low-cost services upon referral. More medical specialist volunteers to see referred patients are always eagerly welcome.
  • Diagnostics are done in-house where possible through the generous provision of grant funds, and pending availability of volunteers to draw blood. A mandatory $10 charge is levied per set of tests drawn on the same day, which helps offset the actual cost of testing and supplements limited grant funds. For diagnostics that cannot be run in-house and for radiology, diagnostics are run through Allegan General Hospital at a cost of $10 per each separate test/image. requested by the doctor. For MRI/ultrasound and complex testing, there is no arrangement for low-cost testing, but patients are referred to the lowest cost option available. Borgess PIP in Plainwell has worked with our patients in the past to provide patient assistance through their own charitable foundation, to offset specialist/ER/diagnostic fees.



Our Patient Services Coordinator/MDHHS Navigator is available by appointment to assist with finding solutions to issues creating barriers of access to medical care. Examples include application to external programs/benefits, budgeting, prescription assistance or finding low-cost prescriptions, etc.

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