GVSU’s Family Health Center in downtown Grand Rapids will close September 30, 2023, for primary care services. The center will remain open until November 30, 2023, to ensure a smooth and orderly transition for patients. The FHC team is working with community care providers in the downtown area to ensure patients are able to transition to a different service provider.

Much has changed in the health care world in the 24 years since the Family Health Center opened. Downtown care options are now far broader and more accessible, while services like vaccinations are readily available at pharmacies throughout the region. While GVSU remains committed to providing students, faculty and staff with affordable access to primary care services, this decision will allow the Kirkhof College of Nursing to focus its mission and resources on educating and training the next generation of compassionate care providers for Michigan.

Students, faculty and staff will continue to have access to holistic, compassionate primary care services through GVSU’s Trinity Health Medical Group Campus Health Center. This fall, FHC will continue flu vaccinations across campus in September and October as well as health compliance services through October 31, 2023. A FAQ about this transition is available here.


The 2023 influenza vaccine is now available in office. The FHC will be hosting on-campus clinics in September and October. More information can be found on the vaccinations page.

Nurse Practitioner with patient

At the GVSU Family Health Center, we believe every patient deserves access to compassionate providers and quality health care. It is our mission and privilege to provide holistic care for GVSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of our Grand Rapids community who need a trusted health care provider.

Let us know how we can help you maintain or regain your health and live your best life possible by contacting us at (616) 331-9830 today.

We look forward to partnering with you on your health journey!

Who We Serve

GVSU Students

Student receiving a vaccine from a nurse

GVSU Faculty and Staff

Staff member with a nurse practitioner

Community Members

Nurse practitioner with a community patient

Quick Links

Behavioral health provider with a book and a student patient

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide accessible, quality, healthcare and promote an innovative learning environment through an academic nurse-managed approach.

We envision a health center that offers an integrated, holistic, barrier-free approach to healthcare while valuing diversity, inclusion, and equity for all. 

We are dedicated to:

  • Providing excellent, evidence-based care for all who enter our doors.
  • Developing innovative learning communities of current and future healthcare leaders through the powerful role of interdisciplinary education.
  • Transforming the lives of both students and patients resulting in healthier communities.  
  • Offering physical, mental, and social support services to all patients.


  • We demonstrate excellence in patient care using evidence-based practice and continuous improvement.
  • We embrace a culture that prevents harm and nurtures a safe, healing environment for all.
  • We promise to honor the dignity, individuality, and rights of everyone, and to pay particular attention to patients’ rights to privacy, confidentiality, and information.
  • We include concerned loved ones in our circle of care.
  • We provide care with dignity, concern, kindness, and respect for the diversity of our community


  • We stand with and serve those who are most vulnerable in our community. 
  • We value diversity, inclusion, and equity in our pursuit of social justice.
  • We act openly and truthfully in everything we do.
  • We are faithful to who we say we are.
  • We value the powerful role of education in all of our work.
  • We are intentional in our mission to provide meaningful student experiences by integrating with multiple university programs.

Main Location
72 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

GVSU Convnience Clinic
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall (RFH)
500 Lafayette NE
Suite 203
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Info
Phone: (616) 331-9830
Fax: (616) 331-9831

*Our phone lines turn off 30 minutes prior to the end of the business day. 

*Messages left on the nurse line after 4:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on Friday) may be answered the next business day. 


  • Monday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Convenience Clinic at RFH is closed due to staff shortage, appointments can be made at the main office. 

Page last modified September 19, 2023