Community Health Resources

Blue Cross Complete provides many services to our members. Additional services may be available from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or your county. You can search for additional services available to you below using our Community Resource Hub.

Our Community Resource Hub can help connect you with the resources you need close to home. To use this resource, enter your ZIP code into the search box below. Then, select the category that fits your needs. You’ll find a variety of programs offering free or reduced cost services including utilities, household items, transportation, housing, food and more.

COVID-19 Resources

Additional community resources are listed below. Each agency is independently operated.

2-1-1 – Call 2-1-1 to be connected to a list of statewide resources, including food, diapers, rental assistance and bus fare. Or search for resources using the online database.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program can provide a temporary discount on monthly broadband internet bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households can receive a monthly discount up to $50 on broadband internet service and equipment rentals. Eligible households on Tribal lands can receive a monthly discount up to $75. Households may also be eligible for a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer. The device discount requires a copayment of more than $10 but less than $50. One monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. The program will end when funds expire or six months after the COVID-19 health emergency is ended, whichever is sooner.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with local community action agencies to provide Quarantine Care Kits. Households with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible for the kits. There are two kits, which include food or hygiene and cleaning products. Call 2-1-1 for more information.

Michigan Treasury Collections Service Center is offering assistance for those who have been laid off due to COVID-19. Assistance may be available for past due state taxes or other state debts. Call 517-363-5265 or visit michigan.gov/taxes for more information.

YMCA Learning Centers provide a safe learning environment for children for their online learning days. Families will need to provide their own electronics. The YMCA is also partnering with schools to provide Virtual Learning Centers at partner sites. Click here for more information.
 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an updated federal eviction moratorium for nonpayment of rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will delay some evictions through October 3, 2021, in counties with high rates of COVID-19 transmission. The moratorium stops residential evictions for eligible renters for not paying rent or fees only. Tenants can still be evicted for other reasons, such as conducting criminal activity or damaging the property.

To qualify, you must provide a signed declaration to your landlord. Confirm that your landlord receives the form. Click here to download the form.

Click here if you need legal help to prevent eviction. Select Michigan for a list of available state and local resources.

Capital Area Housing Partnership will suspend late fees and eviction notices in Mid-Michigan. For more information, call 517-332-4663 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority Eviction Diversion Program is available for residents who fell behind on rent due to COVID-19. The program offers a special court process to get help for renters. $50 million of rental assistance is available to allow tenants to remain in their homes. Click here for more information.

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance, or CERA, provides rental and utility assistance as well as a stipend for home internet for eligible renter households to retain housing stability. Applications will be accepted through a network of local nonprofit agencies.

Genesee County

The Genesee County Community Action Resource Department Neighborhood Services Center provides emergency assistance with utilities and other homeless prevention services. For more information, call 810-768-4675.

Oakland County

Oakland County residents who need help with rent, mortgage or utility payments because of a lost job or income due to COVID-19 may be eligible of a one-time grant of up to $15,000 per household. Click here for more information.

Wayne County

The city of Detroit is offering eviction prevention resources for residents facing eviction. This program utilizes a special court process to get fast rental assistance for renters who have been impacted by COVID-19. Click here for more information or call the Eviction Preventing Hotline at 1-866-313-2520.

United Community Housing Coalition is helping answer questions regarding landlord-tenant or other eviction matters in Detroit. Call 313-355-3352 or email eviction@uchcdetroit.org for more information.
 

Community discounts

Save money and live healthier with Blue365®.

Most of your healthy living journey takes place outside of your doctor’s office – from eating healthy meals and exercising to taking care of your mind and body. Whole-person health should be accessible to everybody, and your Blue Cross Complete of Michigan membership can help you get there. As a Blue Cross Complete member, you can join the Blue365 discount program at no cost. This can mean big savings on health-related products and services from big brands and your local favorites.

          

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Blue365 helps you find deals and save on products and services such as:

  • Fitness: Health magazines, fitness gear and gym memberships

  • Healthy eating: Cookbooks, cooking classes and weight-loss programs

  • Personal care: LASIK and eye care services, dental care and hearing aids

  • Travel and recreation: Family activities, such as skiing and trips to the zoo 

  • Wellness: Mindfulness tools, vitamins and supplements and nutrition education

Visit blue365deals.com to learn more about available offers, including discounts at participating local retailers.

Cooking with Blue Cross Complete

Have you seen our cookbook? Featuring recipes from Chef Paul Penney, Cooking with Blue Cross Complete has ideas for healthy and affordable meals. Download the full cookbook below. Visit our Cookbook page for more information.

More ways to take charge of your health
Want to know which snacks are actually good for you and why? Or, are you looking for some insight about how many calories you burn throughout the day? Visit our Health Library for help answering these questions and more. Once there, you’ll find easy-to-use quizzes and tools to help you know your health

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