Services We Offer
In addition to DCHC’s standard medical care services, adolescent patients can opt to receive family planning counseling, nutritional counseling, as well as substance and mental health counseling. School and sports physicals are also available. DCHC is a referral source for several school-based health centers, and conducts health screenings at youth events throughout the year. DCHC staff is also equipped to present health information and DCHC service information on-site to local middle and high schools.
DCHC’s expansive adult services combines cutting-edge preventative medicine with comprehensive disease treatment and management. The medical team at DCHC routinely treats adults who suffer from asthma, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease but is also equipped to treat infectious diseases such as hepatitis, venereal diseases, and TB. The highly trained and experienced social workers offer assistance for adults living with depression, mental illness and drug-addiction. All DCHC care providers approach each patient as a care partner, offering respect and understanding along with quality treatment.
In addition to essential health services, DCHC also provides various health screenings, counseling in an array of subjects and specialty areas, lab services and referrals, and access to educational information. DCHC provides translation services, as needed, to patients speaking various languages, and offers transportation vouchers in special circumstances.
DCHC proudly includes quality dental services on their roster of primary care services. Available at the Dr. Sophie Womack, Dr. Feleta Wilson, and Nolan Centers, the friendly DCHC dental staff is now accepting appointments for a broad range of dental procedures.
The DCHC geriatric team gives preventative counseling a high priority, with quality care for the aging including diagnosis and treatment of illnesses including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, coronary heart disease, influenza and pneumonia. The exceptional and compassionate staff ensures continuity of care within DCHC and with outside agencies as needed.
The DCHC HIV/AIDS team provides comprehensive primary care services to patients that include confidential screening, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Nutritional counseling, provision of prophylactics, and treatment intervention for opportunistic infection and other complications are also provided. Accesses to various clinical trials are available, on-site. The HIV/AIDS program is guided, in part, by the advice of the DCHC HIV/AIDS Community Advisory Board, which includes DCHC clients.
The DCHC Obstetrics and Gynecological staff provides primary care and delivery services in addition to prenatal and nutritional counseling. Risk assessment, exams, a full range of tests and screenings, culposcopy and other gynecological procedures are provided on-site. OB/GYN nurse midwives are highly trained and available to deliver competent, sensitive care. Medical referrals are also available.
Comprehensive pediatric care includes early periodic screenings, diagnosis and treatment, well-child visits, anemia screening, WIC enrollment, and hypertension treatment. DCHC actively addresses personal growth enhancement and development through its pediatric program. DCHC is also dedicated to increasing the number of children immunized in Detroit by providing free childhood immunizations.
Perinatal services at DCHC include risk assessment, educational programs, enrollment of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutritional program, and postpartum care. The Perinatal Care Program utilizes treatment resources with DCHC, as well as from other support agencies so that expectant mothers receive the best possible care for themselves and their newborns.
So that DCHC patients are able to follow their doctor’s orders with ease, an on-site pharmacy offering discounted prescriptions is available. This service allows patients to receive medications from the same facility they receive medical care. Convenient, and affordable.
Language Interpretation Services
Detroit Community Health Connection offers Interpreter Services through Global Interpreting Services on a 24/7 basis by calling 586-778-4188. There is a 24 hour advance notice required for on-site foreign and sign language services. We also offer offer over the phone translation services for same day needs.
A 24-hour answering service is available to all DCHC patients in case of urgent care needs. If emergency room treatment is needed, as determined by the on-call physician, DCHC physicians perform complete patient care follow-up services at its health centers.