Community Resources / Patient Navigators

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Contact Heart of West Michigan United Way by calling 211 for helpful assistance and resource information in West Michigan.
An excellent website to check out for helpful information is http://www.apiahf.org/ (Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum on various health topics.

WMAAA collaborates with health partners in West Michigan and serves as a connection to other resources to assist those who contact us.

CERTIFIED NAVIGATORS

Certified navigators assist members of their community in navigating the intricacies of the American health care system, come from each of the many Asian ethnic communities and speak the language, know the culture, and are actively involved in their respective communities.

They are trained to assist consumers in health insurance enrollment to the Marketplace (Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare)  and Healthy Michigan Plans (Medicaid).

You may contact the navigators directly, or call Minnie Morey at 616-481-6194

Here’s a list of current certified navigators in West Michigan.

CHINESE
  • Gui Xiu Rives (Lisa):  616-797-8076
VIETNAMESE
  • Thuhuong Tran:  616-540-7905
NEPALI/ BHUTANESE
  • Krishna Bista:  616-219-5543

For all other languages, please contact Minnie Morey, 616-481-6194 who will reach out to other Asian communities to assist with interpretation.
 
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