NOTE!! JUST ADDED 6/4/2012
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Phone: 31-967-4880 # 128 Ask for Ana Rivera
If you are a Latina woman aged 50 and older, you can earn extra cash by attending informative
workshops about Health! Free food and refreshments as well and monetary incentives on
the second day of the workshop!
NATIONAL BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING
For the name of the closest place offering the above program, call 800-922-6266 OR go to the state health department website at www.michigan.gov/mdch and search for breast and cervical cancer.
OR call 800-922-6266.
This national program pays for Pap smears for women 18-39 if they attend a federal Title X family planning program and have been identified with a cervical abnormality, mammogram's for women
40-64, and about 70 other diagnostic breast and gynecological tests.
There is FREE treatment if cancer is detected!
The program serves uninsured women whose income is within 2 1/2 times the federal poverty guidelines. That's $24,500 for an unmarried woman and $33,000 for a family of two. In many counties, women in the program are also eligible to receive FREE heart disease, lifestyle and fitness counseling.
Also contact the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at 1-800-242-2702 who also have a Breast
& Cervical Screening Program for patients between 40 and 64 years of age, have a low to moderate income, and no access to medical coverage or Medicare. www.michigancancer.org/bcccp
Contact the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Breast Care Helpline at 800-462-9273. Also phone your
local YWCA for special programs offered occasionally.
Your County Public Health Dept. which is usually listed in the telephone book's blue government
pages, may also be offering programs.
McLaren Macomb Hospital has launched BRAVO FOR WOMEN, A free mammogram
program for uninsured women in Macomb County, MI. The program is designed to ensure
women without health insurance have access to mammograms. To qualify, women must
be at least 40 (or younger than 40 with a family history of breast cancer or physician referral)
and meet certain income eligibility requirements. To request an application or for information,
call the BRAVO FOR WOMEN 24-hour message line at 586-493-3474 OR go to
The Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital's Working Uninsured Clinic also offers free mammogram's
through their "Yes Ma'am" Fund. See Free Adult Medical Care webpage on this site for more info
OR call 1-734-365-3560.
The American Cancer Society also provides access to breast cancer screenings and treatment to uninsured or underinsured women with an emphasis on women between the ages of 50-64. To
find more information on the program and to determine your eligibility, call 800-ACS-2345 or visit
the website at www.cancer.org. The Metro Detroit Service Center is at 18505 W. Twelve Mile Road,
Southfield MI 48076 Phone: 248-557-5353
For information on free and low-cost cancer testing options call 800-232-4636 OR visit www.cdc.gov/cancer. OR call the National Cancer Institute at 800-422-6237.
3517 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI
Gilda's Club programs are FREE. Information meetings for new members are at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.
Imeran Angels--One on One Cancer Support
A free service available to any cancer patient, regardless of stage, age or location. Their mission
is to pair cancer fighters with cancer survivors and someone who can answer your personal
questions and provide support, comfort and understanding at a higher level.
Women's Health Boutique
31209 Plymouth Road
This store recycles gently used prosthetic breasts. During October, prosthesis are FREE to Uninsured breast cancer survivors. Some of the prosthesis have been donated and others are the new Silicone Lite prosthesis produced exclusively for Women's Health Boutique. An appointment is required for
this mastectomy fitting. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
The Ultimate Image Inc.
7091 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 250
West Bloomfield, MI
Accepts donated wigs, which are refurbished and then provided to oncology patients in need. Wigs
can be dropped at the shop, which also does wig fitting and hair replacement services for oncology patients.
The Monroe Cancer Connection Also, FREE transportation
800 Stewart Road to medical appointments and treatments!
This service provides FREE medical supplies including mastectomy & wound care supplies, adult briefs, wigs/turbans/hats, and has many loan closet items to lend such as hospital beds, bedside commodes, wheel chairs, bath seats, etc. Their volunteers also make FREE lap robes, comfort pillows, padded blue pads, and tracheotomy bibs.
Children With Hair Loss
12776 South Dixie Highway
South Rockwood MI 48179
Phone: 734-279-7048 OR 734-379-4400
Provides children & adolescents up to age 21 with hair replacements, hair prosthesis, hats, a halo
of hair to be worn under the hat, cleaning products and styling for free. This is the ONLY organization that provides these services up to age 21 ABSOLUTELY FREE to the child/adolescent with no financial outlay from the parents and the parents do NOT have to hold fundraisers in order for their child to receive these services. There is no financial qualification, only that the child has a hair loss need.
Other organizations (such as "Wigs for Kids" and "Locks of Love") require financial records from the parents and that the parents pay a portion or all of the cost of the services).
Breast Cancer Resource Center of the Princeton YWCA
Phone: 609-252-2002 OR 609-497-2126
Offers free wigs and breast forms to women in financial need nationwide. Shipping must be prepaid.
Prostheses and wig bank for women in financial need. If available, Y-Me will mail wig or breast form anywhere in the country.
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center WIG BANK
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Run by U of M's Dept. of Social Work, provides free wigs throughout a patients treatment time.
Karmanos Cancer Institute's Survivor University
Wayne County Community College
Taylor MI 48180
Offers FREE lectures to help cancer survivors, their families, and caretakers navigate the everyday challenges of living with, through and beyond cancer. Call to register for free classes!
Beaumont Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Center
Phone: 248-551-4645 Registration is required
Sponsoring a free, eight-week breast cancer rehabilitation workshop that is open to women----regardless of hospital affiliation--who have completed breast cancer treatment or are on long-term medical therapy. Participants in this inter-active workshop will learn mind-body medicine techniques and the effects of yoga, meditation, physical fitness, guided imagery, music and visual and literary
arts on healing. Each participant also will set a personal goal and have homework each week to work toward that goal.
Beaumont Royal Oak Cancer Resource Center
A physician, therapist or other health care professional addresses issues of interest to breast cancer patients, followed by a Q & A Session and group discussion. FREE! For speaker's schedule call
Mercy Memorial Hospital System
"Put Yourself First Today" Program
Mercy has been awarded a Susan G. Komen For the Cure grant, which will be used to provide free mammograms to Monroe County women. This program is for Monroe County women 40 and older
(or under 40 with a physician's order) who are uninsured or under-insured and who have a demonstrated financial need. Women who qualify can call the number above to register.
POH Regional Medical Center
50 N. Perry Street
Pontiac MI 48342
POH Oxford Center
385 North Lapeer Road
Oxford MI 48371
Sister & Sister Medical Program offering pelvic exams, pap smears and mammogram's to uninsured
or underinsured women age 40 and older who are residents of Oakland County.
Cleaning For A Reason
Provides FREE housecleaning--1 time per month for 4 months while in chemo therapy treatment--
by a participating maid service in the patients zip code area. All you have to do to sign up is have
your doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. The organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these patients.
PLEASE CHECK UNDER THE "FINANCIAL RESOURCES" PAGE FOR
PROGRAMS THAT WILL HELP PATIENTS FINANCIALLY
VARIETY OF SCREENINGS
FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
May is Skin Cancer month and if you check your local paper and/or sign up for the "Julie's List" Facebook page, you can find a free screening in your area!
Skin Cancer Foundation "Road to Healthy Skin Tour"
Dermatologists in over 20 states will conduct FREE full-body skin exams from May through September in a customized traveling RV as part of the annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour, sponsored by Aveeno and the Skin Cancer Foundation. All you have to do is to show up--no appointment is
Get a new or changing mole checked out for FREE by contacting the American Academy of Dermatology! Call 888-462-3376.
FREE PROSTATE SCREENINGS
Josephine Ford Cancer Center-Downriver
19675 Allen Road
Brownstown Twp. MI
Phone: 734-479-3311 APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED!
HEART HEALTH SCREENINGS
This service will provide Seniors with a series of health tests at several community sites in the
region. The tests are designed to identify present or potential health problems.
The Medical Team 800-305-0533
The Medical Team is providing health screening and testing to people 60 years or older that live
in southern or western Wayne County. The elderly can come in for tests including vital signs,
blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol testing, complete blood count, urinalysis, hemoccult, hearing and vision. Those 59 years and younger will be required to pay for lab and blood work.
For more info, call 1-734-779-9700 OR 734-779-0700 for upcoming locations!
The Center for Disease Control has 21 locations where women 40 to 64 can get free blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes tests. Find one near you at www.CDC.gov/wisewoman OR call
The University of Michigan Health System offers a Women's Heart Program that brings
together specialists at the Cardiovascular Center. Go to www.umcvc.org.
Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute at St. John Mercy Health System now offers HEART AWARE,
an online tool that helps users assess their risk of heart disease. Users can find the "heart risk assessment" icon at www.sjmercyhealth.org. Use is FREE!
Find out if you have vision problems by getting tested by volunteers with Prevent Blindness
Also check on the website under "Vision & Hearing Resources" for other resources!
Can't afford the $360 for the new HPV vaccine? The manufacturer, Merck, is giving it FREE to
Contact your local Health Dept. for screenings/testing etc. for:
Hearing and Vision
HIV and AIDS
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Most services are FREE or for a small fee
HPV (genital warts) and HSV (Herpes)
Hepatitis B and C testing
Hepatitis B vaccine (ages 13 and up)
Quality Home Health Care Services of Michigan/Northwest Activities Center
Offering FREE heatlh screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Activity Center above. There is to be testing for hypertension and diabetes. Cholesterol screenings
are also available but only on Fridays. The public is welcome and no appointment is necessary.
PLAN FIRST! FREE Family Planning Services
On March 1, 2006 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Michigan's submission
of a Section 1115 demonstration waiver to provide family planning services to Michigan citizens meeting certain eligibility requirements. This waiver is approved for 5 years and will enable the Michigan Department of Community Health to provide family planning services to women who otherwise would not have medical coverage for these services. If you have health insurance but
it doesn't cover birth control services, you're eligible for the program if you meet the income requirements!
Your are eligible if:
1. You are 19 through 44 years of age
2. Not currently Medicaid eligible
3. Do not have full family planning benefits through private insurance, including Medicare
4. Who have family income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level (FPL). 5. Who reside in Michigan and meet Medicaid citizenship requirements
6. MUST be a U.S. citizen and may be required to provide a birth certificate.
There will be no patient co-pays for family planning services, supplies or pharmaceuticals.
This includes Sterilization services!
A woman's coverage will continue for the duration of the waiver as long as the eligibility criteria are met. Program determinations will be completed annually. Family planning services are defined as any medically approved means, including diagnostic evaluation, pharmaceuticals, and supplies for voluntarily preventing or delaying pregnancy.
Phone: 800-642-3195 Michigan Dept. of Community Health Beneficiary HelpLine
HELP FUTURE GENERATIONS!
The Sister Study
1009 Slater Road, Suite 120
Durham, NC 27703-9903
OR 1-877-474-7837 (English and Spanish)
1-866-TTY-4SIS (1-866-889-4747) Deaf/Hard of Hearing
The Sister Study is conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. Fifty thousand women, ages 35-74, from all walks of life, will join this landmark research effort to find causes of breast cancer. You are eligible to join if: your sister (living or deceased), related to you by blood, had breast cancer, you are between the ages of 35 and 74, you have never had breast cancer yourself, you live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
MORE EXERCISE CLASSES
These health systems and organizations offer FREE classes for people with joint pain and arthritis:
Henry Ford Health Systems
St. John Providence Health
Oakwood Healthcare System
The foundation recently added a free six-week chronic disease management program in Oakland
and Macomb counties for people with arthritis and other chronic diseases. Pre-registration is necessary! Contact Teresa Wiley at 800-968-3030.
Livonia Mall Walking Club 8 to 9 a.m. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
29514 Seven Mile Road
Walk inside the mall for an easy, warm workout. Free blood pressure screenings provided 8:30
to 10:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month. FREE!
Indoor Mall-Walking 8 a.m. every day
18000 Vernier Road
Harper Woods MI
Walk inside the mall for an easy, warm workout. One lap is one mile. Register at customer service
and receive a badge. Walker receives a T-shirt after first 100 miles and another after 1,000 miles.
On most Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer, the Detroit RiverWalkers will be walking along the Detroit Riverfront and each week the walking club will feature a variety of health-related activities and giveaways to help participants stay active and engaged. To learn more, call Detroit Receiving Hospital's Community Outreach Team at 313-966-2690
SENIOR SAFETY 55 and older
Beaumont Hospital Call for class times!
FREE classes to help seniors with avoiding financial fraud, personal safety at home, shopping, etc.
FREE YOGA CLASSES!
Josephine Ford Cancer Center Downriver Branch
19675 Allen Road
Brownstown MI 48183
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (one free class a week)
Phone for Workshops: 734-479-3311
Classes are for cancer survivors, families of those and also those who have not had cancer
GOOD TOUCH/BAD TOUCH
For ages 4 thru 7 years oldCall for Class times!
A Safe City USA class! Introducing young children to personal safety & body ownership thru
the use of puppets, videotapes, & role play. Child $5----Parents FREE
FREE CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS
Phone: 313-586-5488 Call for an appointment!
Dearborn, Trenton, Wayne and Allen Park locations.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
8to 10 women per class. For women undergoing cancer treatment. FREE!
248-551-1339 Royal Oak
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Outpatient Oncology Clinic
Ypsilanti Cancer Center/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
5301 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor MI
Phone: 734-971-4300 Pre-registration is required!
Free workshop by the American Cancer Society for women in treatment for cancer. Participants
will receive tips on skin care and makeup and learn about wigs, hats and turbans.
Chelsea Community Hospital
White Oak Center
775 S. Main
Certified cosmetologists help female cancer patients learn makeup tips and how to properly care
for skin and hair made fragile with cancer treatments. Free!
DRIVING PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS
AARP Michigan is offering eight-hour safety courses at locations across the state in response to House Bill 5661 which was recently signed into law by Gov. Granholm. This bill allows, but does
not require, insurers to give discounts to residents age 50 and older who take a driver safety course. You can call 1-866-227-7448, email email@example.com OR visit the website at www.aarp.org/mi to learn more about driving programs in your community. The cost is $10.
Driving Again Program/Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Designed to determine if a licensed driver can safely get behind the wheel again after an illness
or disability has prevented them from driving for a while. For information call 734-284-4499.
Car-Fit, a comprehensive program developed by the American Society on Aging, AARP, AA and
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety provides images and videos of exercises that can increase your driving fitness, www.seniordrivers.org/home
Find a physical therapist who specializes in driver rehabilitation through the American Occupational Therapy Association at www.aota.org/olderdriver.
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists maintains a list of driving rehabilitation and evaluation centers at www.aded.net.
Research and other information on older drivers and safety is available at the Massachusetts
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
Offers Pre-Driving Rehabilitation, a program to evaluate senior's basic driving skills. A prescription from a medical doctor is required. Fees are involved but may be covered by insurance.
42005 W. 12 Mile Road
Presented by DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, a class for seniors and their families discussing the age-related changes that affect driving and strategies for maintaining driver health. FREE!
Michigan law allows insurers to give discounts to residents 50 and older who take
a driver safety course!
REGISTER FOR CLINICAL STUDIES
Registering for clinical studies can have many benefits including free medication, exams and treatments, and sometimes financial payment for your time.
Center for Health Services--Henry Ford Health Systems
23050 West Road
Brownstown MI 48183
FREE Chair Massages in the lobby area, 2nd Monday of month, 9 to 11 a.m.
Medical Massage Institute of Southeast Michigan
14989 S. Dixie Highway
Up to 50 to 65% off professional massage rates. 17 student therapists and same-day appointments available.
Irene's Myomassology Institute
Offers one-hour massage by students for $40.
Designed to provide comprehensive follow-up for individuals with pacemakers while offering education and resources. For more information call 734-246-8829.
PULMONARY REHAB PROGRAMS
Once a month on third Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
OB conference room. Cost: FREE
Individuals with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and their family members have an opportunity to learn about their diseases. Different topics and speakers each month. For more information contact Sandy at 734-246-7083 OR Roland at 734-246-7705.
Trouble Breathing...Phase 2
Twice a week--Tuesday & Thursday at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Cost: Typically covered by Medicare if
patient meets certain criteria; requires a physician's referral.
LOCATION: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Cardiovascular Rehab, first floor, Joseph Cahalan Building. To register call 7634-246-6977.
Exercise and education designed to help patients manage their pulmonary disease and maintain ability to perform activities of daily living. Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma, can benefit from this medically supervised program. Learn how to improve your breathing, how to complete daily tasks without increasing shortness of breath, and how to cope with your breathing problems.
Offered 5 days a week--specific times will be scheduled. Cost is $7 a session or $58 a month for unlimited visits. Locations is at Cardiovascular Rehab, first floor of the Joseph L. Cahalan building. Phone: 734-246-6977. Physician referral is required and individuals must pulmonary diagnosis.
For individuals who have been through the monitored pulmonary rehabilitation program and need
a supervised program to continue with their exercise training.
HEAD AND NECK CANCER SCREENINGS
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
Henry Ford Medical Center--Fairlane
19401 Hubbard Drive
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Phone for all locations: 888-734-5322
Screenings for cancer, which can occur in the mouth, throat, larynx, swallowing passages,
salivary glands, thyroid gland and nasal passages. FREE!
ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS
Detroit Oral Cancer Prevention Project / U of M School of Dentistry
2888 W. Grand Blvd.
Phone: 877-724-3253 9 to 5 weekdays for reservations/appointments are Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free oral cancer screenings are available to county residents which can detect pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions, is quick and painless. Oral cancer-found in the mouth, on the lips or at the back
of the mouth-is most common in men, adults older than 40, smokers and heavy alcohol drinkers.
Federally-funded health centers provide low-cost dental exams to people based on financial need.
Detroit: Phone 313-876-4000 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
$10 OR FREE with Medicare or Medicaid
Wayne County: Phone 734-727-7100 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
$10 OR FREE with Medicare or Medicaid
Monroe County: 734-241-5700
Oakland County: Phone: 800-434-3358 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
$7 OR FREE with Medicare or Medicaid
PROJECT HEALTHY LIVING
United Health Organization
Project Healthy Living
Detroit MI 48223
Phone: 313-531-9100 Project HOTLINE: 313-531-9108 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This Project offers FREE and LOW-COST health screening tests & services to anyone at least 18
years of age. Sponsored by the United Health Organization, a non-profit health promotion agency. The program offers free screenings for conditions such as obesity and high blood pressure and checks of body mass index, vision and hearing. Other services are offered at nominal costs, such
as a blood test that measures 26 factors for heart disease and other problems.
Please see the website above to check the calendar listing where the events will be held in 2011!!
Exercise During Pregnancy
Oakland Athletic Club
355 S. Old Woodward Ste. 285
Presented by DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, a discussion of the benefits of exercise
and tailoring your program for pregnancy. Come prepared to exercise. FREE!
St. John North Shores Hospital
26755 Ballard Road
Harrison Twp. MI
A program for post-therapy adults with communication disorders. FREE!
SPINAL CORD INJURY
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center
42005 W. 12 Mile Road
The Institute presents a forum for information exchange, resources, and emotional, physical and spiritual support. FREE! Ongoing. Group for persons with injuries meets Wednesdays, noon
to 1:15 p.m. & group for family and friends meets Mondays, 6 to 8:30 p.m.