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Saginaw Pathways to Better Health


We help you connect the dots.
Saginaw Pathways to Better Health is a program in Saginaw County that is FREE for people who qualify. We will help connect you to community services you need – like transportation, housing, and food assistance – and also help you to better understand your health conditions and the services that are available to you.

You can ask us for help with any of the following and more:

  • Medical care
  • Dental care
  • Eye care
  • Hearing problems
  • Transportation
  • Health insurance
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Finding housing
  • Utility bills
  • Child care
  • Legal questions
  • Education and employment
  • Financial assistance
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental health care
  • Substance abuse treatment


Who qualifies for help from Saginaw Pathways to Better Health?

You are eligible to receive the free services of the Saginaw Pathways to Better Health Program if:

  • You are eligible for or enrolled in Medicare and/or Medicaid or Healthy Michigan
  • You have two or more “chronic” health conditions – this means an illness or disease that does not go away easily, such as asthma, diabetes or high blood pressure
  • You want to improve your health so that you do not need to use hospital medical services, such as the emergency room, so often
  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You live in Saginaw, Bay, Midland or northern Genesee counties or the Thumb area

See how Saginaw Pathways to Better Health can make it easier for you.

Email or call the Saginaw Community Care HUB at 989.498.2266 to see if you qualify for Saginaw Pathways to Better Health’s services. If you do, a Community Health Worker will contact you and set up a meeting to speak with you.

The Community Health Worker will meet with you to understand the health care and social services you may need to improve your health, then connect you to the right services to help you better manage your health conditions and other needs you may have – like transportation, child care or food assistance. The Community Health Worker will also follow up with you to make sure your needs are being met.


Info to Know
What is a Community Health Worker?
A Community Health Worker (CHW) helps you stay on your path to good health. Community Health Workers meet with you in your home to make sure your health needs and other needs are being taken care of. They help you understand your doctor’s instructions about your medications, and help you choose the right kinds of foods and the right kinds of activities and exercise to keep you healthy. The Community Health Worker also helps connect you with other services you might need – such as transportation, child care, or housing.