Prescription for Health
Livingston County Health Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed County Holidays
Public Health
Phone: 517.546.9850
Fax: 517.546.6995
Environmental Health
Phone: 517.546.9858
Fax: 517.546.9853

Prescription for Health

Livingston County Prescription for Health is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and support healthy behavior change among participants with food insecurity and chronic disease risk.  Prescription for Health connects the medical system
and the food sector by creating a relationship between the clinic staff, their patients, and the
local farmers markets, as well as the Shared Harvest Food Pantry (Gleaners). 

The goals of the program are to:
  1. Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among participants.
  2. Foster healthy behavior change in program participants by providing nutrition education, referrals to community resources, and support from Community Health Workers.
  3. Create strong partnerships between the local public health department, clinics, and farmers markets to increase awareness of the local food system, promote utilization of community resources, and support participant health improvement.
  4. Support development of the local food system and economy.

The program is offered to participants by referral only. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of our referral partners below for a referral.

If you have questions about the program you can call the Livingston County Health Department at 517-546-9850 and ask to speak with the Prescription for Health Coordinator, or email your questions to

Resources for Participants

Seasonal Recipes to Try

Outcome Reports

Thank you to our 2022 referral partners!

IHA Howell Primary Care
202 W. Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
620 Byron Rd, Howell, MI 48843

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Family Medicine Center
7575 Grand River, Suite 210, Brighton, MI 48114

IHA Pinckney Primary Care
10200 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Suite 100, Pinckney, MI 48169
(734) 878-1000

IHA Hamburg Primary Care
10020 Professional Centre Dr, Suite 120, Hamburg, MI 48139

Gleaners Shared Harvest Pantry
5924 Sterling Dr, Howell, MI 48843

Livingston County
Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
2300 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

Livingston County
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Clinic
2300 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Livingston County Catholic Charities
2020 E Grand River Ave, Suite 104, Howell, MI 48843

Funding for this program is provided by St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.