Prescription for Health
Livingston County Health Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843
Map to our location
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 provides support, education, assistance setting health goals, and up to $100 to spend on fruits and vegetables.

After enrolling in the program, participants periodically check in with Prescription for Health staff at participating farmers market locations in the Howell and Brighton areas. Each time a participant checks in, they receive a set number of tokens, which can be used like cash to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers markets. During each visit, participants also have a brief conversation with staff about the health goals they are working towards and how progress is going to acheiving those goals.

Prescription for Health aims 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.

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

How to Participate

Participation in Prescription for Health is currently offered by referral only. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of our referral partners listed below.

Resources for Participants

Seasonal Recipes to Try

Outcome Reports

Thank you to our 2022 referral partners!

Trinity Health IHA Medical Group, Primary Care - Howell
202 W. Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843
Trinity Health IHA Medical Group, Primary Care - Hamburg
10020 Professional Centre Dr, Suite 120, Hamburg, MI 48139

Trinity Health Academic Family Medicine - Brighton
7575 Grand River, Suite 210, Brighton, MI 48114

Kathleen Knapp, DO, PC
1320 Byron Rd, Howell, MI 48843

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

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 Catholic Charities
2020 E Grand River Ave, Suite 104, Howell, MI 48843

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

University of Michigan Student-Run Free Clinic
103 E Main St, Pinckney, MI 488
Livingston County Veterans Services
1420 Lawson Dr, Howell, MI 48843

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