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COVID-19 Vaccinations now available at HCD by appointment.
Please call 313-822-9801 Ext 24 to setup an in-office appointment and receive details.
HCD, as part of a federal and state wide program, and in cooperation with other FQHC's, are now vaccinating people for COVID-19. You will only be charged if able to pay, or with insurance coverage, for the administration of the vaccine, not the vaccine itself. The vaccine is free thanks to the government vaccination program.

When you arrive for a vaccination make sure you have the following with you:


No-Charge COVID-19 Testing at HCD by appointment.
See our COVID-19 Testing flyer here.
Please call 313-822-9801 Ext 24 to setup an in-office appointment and receive details.
HCD, as part of a state wide program and in cooperation with other FQHC's, is testing people for COVID-19 regardless of your ability to pay. Also, If you have any insurance the COVID-19 testing will be covered 100% by that insurance. If you are uninsured you will will not be charged for COVID-19 testing.

When you arrive for testing make sure you have the following with you:


August 10, 2020 - HCD CEO Writes Opinion Article for Bridge Detroit
Dr. Herbert Smitherman, M.D. has had an option article published "Black Detroit seniors are dying before their time. Where is the outrage?".
The full article, under the Civic and Community Information banner, can be viewed here on the bridgedetroit.com website.


August 10, 2020 - HCD CEO releases multi-year report for the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA): "Dying Before Their Time III".
Dr. Herbert Smitherman, M.D., co-authored the report "Dying Before Their Time III" with present and past faculty of Wayne State University and Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers. The report for the DAAA, now spanning 20 years of data, describes the increased death rates of older Detroit citizens, from 48% to 122% higher than average for the US.
An article about the DAAP report can be viewed here on the secondwave medical website.


May 11, 2020 - HCD by appointment COVID-19 Testing.
HCD, as part of a State wide program and in cooperation with other FQHC's, is testing people for COVID-19 regardless of your ability to pay. If you have any insurance the COVID-19 testing will be covered 100% by that insurance. In all but the most rare cases, if you are uninsured you will will not be charged for the COVID-19 testing.
Please call 313-822-9801 Ext 24 to setup an appointment and receive details.


April 8, 2020 - HCD remains open and seeing patients.
All HCD sites are open during our normal operating hours. Please call ahead (313-822-9801 Ext 24) if you have issues with breathing and a fever.


March 23, 2020 - Michiganders to "Stay Home; Stay Safe" via EO 2020-21.
Gov. Whitmer, by executive order 2020-21, has directed all Michiganders to stay at home and only leave for essential trips.
Businesses are also to suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. You can read more about it here.
Trips that are allowed include ones to see your doctor for followup visits and medication tests and needs.


March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 What you can do.


You can find a FAQ about FQHC's and the COVID-19 response here


March 17, 2020 - HCD is open and seeing all patients, but asks that patients exhibiting signs of a fever, cough, and trouble breathing do not directly enter the waiting room but call the appointment line (313.822.9801 Ext 24), or the number located on the lobby sign, so you can be directed to an appropriate person for screening and not expose others.


March 17, 2020 - HCD is working with Detroit Public Schools during this pandemic and along with other health centers have offered to see DPS school children, with no assigned doctor or Medicaid enrollment, the next day after a call to our appointment line at a site close to them. Parents can call us at 313.822.9801 and use option 3 then option 4 to get direct access to our line.


March 17, 2020 - Wayne County Under Alert. The Wayne County Region 2 Coalition has been activated to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to flatten the curve so medical resources are not overwhelmed.


March 9, 2020 - MDHHS reached out to their stakeholders in regards to the recent court ruling on work requirements for the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP). As MDHHS updated earlier on March 4, 2020, a federal judge ruled that approval of the HMP work requirements was unlawful. It is the department’s responsibility to follow the federal judge’s ruling. This ruling stopped MDHHS’ implementation and enforcement of the work rules. This means HMP participants are no longer required to report work, school or other activities to maintain HMP health care coverage. This change is effective immediately.

MDHHS is notifying individuals of the change online, by mail, and by phone. MDHHS will mail letters to active HMP beneficiaries throughout the month of March 2020.

It is possible work requirements could be restarted because of a future court decision. MDHHS will notify stakeholders if this happens.

Beneficiaries with questions should be referred to the HMP Work Requirements and Exemption Reporting line, which is 1-833-895-4355 (TTY: 1-866-501-5656).