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Corktown Health Center Reception Thanks Donors and Partners

It was thrilling to celebrate two milestones in the development of the first medical home dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQ community in our state.

We were both humbled and proud to announce over $800,000 in financial support raised so far this year from four area foundations, plus grants from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Detroit Health Department. Equally exciting was the announcement by Dr. Jack Sobel, Dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine of a new LGBT medicine track in the Internal Medicine residency program to be housed at Corktown Health Center in early 2018.

As a result of these two milestones, along with five years of planning and development, we are finally able to increase access to primary and specialty care to the LGBT community in our state as well as help train the next generation of health professionals. Elder care and housing, integrated behavioral and substance abuse programs, breast and cervical cancer prevention and screening for lesbian and bisexual women, health education, and integrated HIV care are just some of the areas that Corktown Health Center can now impact.

And we cannot move to the next phase without your help.

We are seeking $200,000 by the middle of January to help purchase our building and hire a finance officer who can guide us in the crucial areas of fiscal operations, accounting, compliance and planning. This will ensure that Corktown Health Center has a permanent home and the fiscal capacity needed in order to take advantage of opportunities that emerge.

L-R: Julie Griffith (Blue Cross Complete of Michigan), Anthony Williams (CEO of HELP), Teresa Roscoe (COO of HELP), Kim Kratz (BCBSM)

Dr. Latonya Riddle-Jones, Medical Director, Corktown Health Center

Dr. Jack Sobel, Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine


Primary Care

The medical staff can provide a range of primary care services including: preventative care, Health Maintenance Examinations, wellness services, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. We assure your concerns will be heard, and you are treated with the kindness and compassion you deserve.

Behavioral Health Services

The Behavioral Health Program offers mental health therapy for individuals, groups and couples regardless of HIV status, insurance enrollment or ability to pay. Currently we are able to see adults and adolescents aged 16 and older. We are also pleased to offer gender assessment services for transgender persons in the process of transitioning.

Comprehensive HIV Care & Treatment (including PrEP)

We are proud to have Dr. Patrice Wade-Olson, DNP to provide a full range of HIV care and treatment. We are also committed to providing Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to interested patients as well as all required follow up testing.

Cancer Screening

We are working with the Tri-County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) to provide breast and cervical cancer screening. We promise a welcoming experience for lesbians, bisexual women, transgender men and gender non-conforming people.

Pharmacy Services (coming soon)

Our onsite pharmacy will be opening soon to serve our patients and the Corktown community. Our medical staff will work with your pharmacy of choice.

Supporting the work of Corktown Health Center is easy.  And easy on your budget. You can sign up to make a monthly contribution for as little as $5.00 per month, or in whatever amount fits your budget.   Many supporters now choose to acknowledge their birthdays, weddings, and other special events, by encouraging their friends and family to support Corktown Health Center in lieu of gifts.

Support for the initial phase of the development of Corktown Health Center was provided by the board of directors of the HELP organization.  A large portion of the support we received came from our vendors who provided in-kind donations of labor, materials, and professional services as well as from donors like you.

In the coming weeks you will hear more about ways you can support the health center.