Clinic for uninsured opens in Wyandotte

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – When times are tough, health insurance can be among household expenses that are cut.

But a clinic that recently relocated to the city’s downtown seeks to help ease the burden of medical expenses for the working uninsured.

The Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured moved from its location in Brownstown to larger offices at 333 Biddle Ave. Oct. 20. It began in 2005 at Henry Ford Health Center-Brownstown.

Clinic Administrator Nancy Zack said in a press release that the program has grown since its inception by 400 to 500 patients a year.

The move also was necessitated by expansion of services, including podiatry, nutrition consultations and weight loss management, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Spokeswoman Stephanie Scheer said.

The clinic, which serves Downriver residents who are working but lack health insurance, focuses on primary care and also offers work physicals and wellness checks for men and women.

“There is a greater need than ever in the current economy, and we are committed to being there for members of our Downriver community when they need it most,” Zack said. “Our mission is to get patients healthy and keep them healthy so they can continue working.”

Patients are seen by appointment only by calling (734) 365-3560.