The very best way to save on your health costs, is to attend the FREE Community Health
Fairs that are routinely offered in S.E. Michigan! These fairs are always listed on this
Website's Facebook page! You can have many routine and standard tests done (with
no office visit bills or Co-pays) and the results are sent to your doctor's office where
you can call or visit your doctor to receive them. Periodically there are special events
held where even more extensive testing can be done for FREE or very little money.
Always take advantage of these as well as the immunizations many of them offer.
Click on the Facebook icon above to be taken to that page!
clinics in the S.E. Michigan area! On the Children's link, there are also resources
there that help with the cost of medical costs and equipment!
Registering for Clinical Studies can have many benefits including FREE medication,
exams and treatments, and usually financial payment for your time. You'll also have
the satisfaction of knowing that you may very well be helping medical science find
a cure for your illness!
The University of Michigan has a new registry for patients to find Clinical Studies
UMHealthResearch is a free and secure tool that facilitates a partnership between
health researchers and volunteers. Your membership lets us know that you may
be interested in participating in Clinical Studies occurring at the University of
Michigan, but you are never obligated; you are always free to say no, and can
specify how often you would like to be contacted. You can deactivate your
account at any time.
variety of illnesses!
PLANNED PARENTHOOD of Michigan
We provide a variety of reproductive health services including prevention-oriented
services such as:
•Pap tests and breast exams (also called annual well-woman checkups)
•Birth control options including long-term methods such as IUDs
•STI testing and treatment
•Pregnancy testing and counseling
Contact your local Health Dept.
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)
DMC RiverWalkers Experience
RiverWalkers is a senior walking program presented by the Detroit Medical Center.
Seniors, 55+, are invited to participate in this free program that encourages wellness
through walking on the Detroit RiverWalk and fitness classes. We also offer CPR training,
blood pressure screenings and one-on-one sessions with DMC physicians. Please consult
your physician before starting a walking (or any fitness) program.
We'll walk every Tuesday and Thursday morning in June, July and August. IIf the weather
is bad, check the RiverWalkers website to see if we're still walking. We'll cancel by 6:30 a.m.
Please call 313-745-9760 with any additional questions.
How It Works:
•You'll find volunteers from the Riverfront Conservancy waiting to sign you in by your last
name at Rivard Plaza 1340 Atwater Street, Detroit. It's important to have a phone number
to call "in case of emergency." Help us keep everyone safe and sign in each time you come.
•Every walker gets a free t-shirt when you sign in for the first time during the season
Special gifts will be given away to attendees at three random dates throughout the summer.
Make sure you come every Tuesday and Thursday because you don’t want to miss gift day!
When you sign in, you will be given a ticket for refreshments. We'll be serving bananas,
granola bars and bottled water.
•8 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Walk the riverfront at your own pace, chat with our DMC doctors one-
on-one, learn CPR, get your blood pressure checked by Wayne State University medical
•9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Visit with your friends and enjoy an exercise demonstration from the
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.
Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery "Walkers Club" April 1st to October 31st each year!
30895 W. Huron River Drive
Flat Rock, MI 48134
Did you know that Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery (outside of Flat Rock in Huron Twp.)
has its own "Walkers Club" for anyone who wanted to get or stay in shape or get some
fresh air in a safe environment? The cemetery provides maps to club members that show
2-mile, 2.5 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile routes. Cemetery staff members keeps a tally of club
members mileage and when members reach various milestones, they receive incentives
such as t-shirts, backpacks and pedometers. Please stop in the Family Service office
for an application, map, and incentives. It's never too late to join!
Josephine Ford Cancer Center Downriver Branch
19675 Allen Road
Brownstown, MI 48183
Phone for Workshops: 734-479-3311
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (one free class a week)
Classes are for cancer survivors, families of those and also those who have not had cancer.
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
Macomb County: Phone: 586-466-7923 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
HAIR LOSS FOR CHILDREN
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 the parents pay a portion or all of the cost of the services).
HAIR LOSS SUPPORT FOR ADULTS UNDERGOING CANCER TREATMENT
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY of Michigan Wig Bank Program
20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48076
2413 S. Linden Road Suite A
Flint, MI 48532
Participating salons of the American Cancer Society Wig Bank Program provides FREE wigs.
The program does not provide hats, scarves, or turbans.This program is open to all cancer
patients regardless of income or health insurance status. There are a wide variety of programs!
Friends Are By Your Side
304 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ 08080 USA
Phone: 856- 582-6600
We have a simple 1, 2, 3 process to get your wig.
Follow the steps below to get started today!!!
Step 1: Find Your Local Salon
Use our official FABYS map below to locate your local and/or closest salon in your area.
We provide free wigs through various salons across the world, identifying the salon
nearest to you is your first step to receive your wig. Should you not find a salon that
Step 2: Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a consultation at your local salon and discuss what you are looking for in a wig.
We know you love hair but it’s important to know what type of wig you are looking for.
You will also need a copy of your diagnosis and a copy of your photo ID for submission
to the approval process.
Step 3: Ordering and Receiving Your Wig
Once you've found the closest salon in your area and have met with them for the consultation,
they will contact FABYS with the exact style and order information. As soon as your wig arrives,
you will have a second appointment for a fitting.
Find your Salon below!
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center WIG BANK
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The UMHS “Wig Bank” is a program offered free-of-charge to any UM patient.
The “Wig Bank” accepts donations of new, unused, gently used wigs. Each wig
Is cleaned and then made available for no charge. A Wig Bank volunteer provides
consultations and helps with fittings. To schedule an appointment, contact the
“Wig Bank” coordinator at the University of Michigan Guest Assistance Program.
This can be a great solution for women or men who want a wig for a special occasion
but don’t want to purchase one. The “Wig Bank” is located on Level 2, room 2B203
of University Hospital in the Guest Assistance Program office (near the Cashier’s office).
Patient Education Resource Center (PERC)
The PERC offers a variety of resources for cancer patients experiencing hair loss including:
• information about hair loss due to cancer treatments
• vendor catalogs of wigs, hats, and other headpieces
• videos about hair loss, how to wear and use scarves and turbans
• internet availability for searching hair loss topics and services
The PERC is located on Level B1 of the Cancer Center. It is open Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional evening hours until 7 p.m.
The Cancer Connection
800 Stewart Road
Monroe, MI 48162
Cancer Connection is our program which provides cancer services and support
to Monroe County residents. Funding is graciously provided by United Way of
Monroe as well as many local schools, churches, patients and organizations.
■Transportation - to and/or from appointments
■Discounted Nutritional Supplements
■Medical supplies - wound care, ostomy, adult briefs, mastectomy supplies
■Medical equipment - bath seats, canes, walkers, wheelchairs
■Head coverings - wigs, turbans, scarves, hats
Marlene's Wigs with Love
Henry Ford Medical Center-Columbus
1350 Eye St. NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20005
EBeauty Community Inc. is proud to offer a national wig exchange program through
which women can donate wigs they no longer need to others who are undergoing
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!
HEART HEALTH SCREENINGS
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!
Can't afford the $360 for the new HPV vaccine?
The manufacturer, Merck, is giving it FREE to those without insurance or who can't pay! Website: www.merck.com/merckhelps
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.
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.
Oral cancerof 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.
and low-cost Dental Clinics where you can be checked also!
Josephine Ford Cancer Center-Downriver
19675 Allen Road
Brownstown Twp. MI 48183
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED!
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.
SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
May is Skin Cancer month and if you check your local paper and/or this Website's
Facebook page, you'll find FREE screenings in your area!
Get a new or changing mole checked out for FREE by contacting the American Academy of Dermatology! Call 888-462-3376.
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
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.
SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR CANCER PATIENTS & SURVIVORS
Cleaning For A Reason
211 S. Stemmons, Ste. G
Providing services in cities across United States and in Canada, our maid services
take on one patients at a time, each of whom receives one general house cleaning
per month for two consecutive months. However, we can’t always guarantee there
will be an available maid service in your area.
Please be sure to fill out the application completely so we may begin the process
of matching you with a maid service as soon as possible. If during this process
you learn there is no maid services available in your area, please continue filling
out the application, so that our system may continue to search for a match.
Once you are matched, you will be asked to provide us with a note from your
physician confirming you are in treatment. Upon receipt of that note, you will
be notified by the maid service to schedule your first cleaning.
3517 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Gilda's Club programs are FREE.
Website: see above!
A five-week summer camp at Gilda's Club Metro Detroit, held twice a week, for children
6 to 12 years old who have been affected by cancer.
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!
Karmanos Cares About Kids
Free after-school art therapy school-age children who have a parent, sibling, or grandparent with cancer. Appointments must be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 interactive 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!
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 underinsured and who
have a demonstrated financial need.
Women who qualify can call the number above to register.
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.
The Healing Nest
Free services for women with cancer. There are 2 locations; Washington Twp., and Corunna, MI.
Offers gentle support, comfort and compassion along with massage, reiki or energy work, reflexology, skin care or makeup consultation.