Corktown Health

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) program provides mental health support to the Corktown community. Our team of therapy professionals specialize in serving clients with marginalized identities, including clients who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who are HIV-positive. Services are available for individuals, couples, and groups, and are customized to address the unique needs of each client we serve.

The Mind-Body Connection

All of our therapy services are evidence-based, and may include traditional insight-based “talk therapy”, behavioral modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client education, socialization and supportive groups, as well as the inclusion of mental health related activities that support the mind-body connection, such as meditation and exercise.

BHS is proud to partner with local universities, including Wayne State University and The University of Michigan, to help train the next generation of LGBTQ-affirming mental health clinicians.

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BHS provides weekly, out-patient therapy services to clients with mild to-moderate mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, exploration of sexual orientation/gender/other identities, coping with HIV and other chronic illnesses, trauma survivorship, and more. Assessments and referrals to other local services are available for clients with more intensive needs, such a substance cessation, crisis services, and treatment for severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Our unique process of Gender Assessment aims to reduce the barriers faced by transgender and non-binary clients wishing to access the supportive letters which may be required by their insurance companies in order to cover the cost of Hormone Therapy, or gender-affirming surgery.

At this time, psychiatric services are not available at Corktown, however, clients who are enrolled in both Corktown Health Center’s primary care services and BHS may be eligible for medication support, if appropriate, under our Integrated Care model.

Types of Insurance Accepted

BHS accepts the following insurance plans as well as offering self-payment for those wishing to access services without utilizing insurance. Sliding scale is available based upon financial need.

Keep in mind that we are constantly accepting new insurance plans. Please contact us today at (313) 832-3300 to find out if we take your specific insurance. If you do not have insurance, we can assist you in signing up today. We also offer sliding scale fees. Click the button below to download our Sliding Fee Application, or contact us today to learn more.

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General Mental Health

Community Mental Health

State funded mental health and substance abuse services available to those who are uninsured or below a certain income level. Callers will be connected to a staff member who will assess callers’ needs and schedule an appointment, if necessary. Call (800) 241-4949 (Wayne County Centralized Access), (800) 231-1127 (Oakland County Mental Health Services), (248) 464-6363 (Oakland County Substance Abuse Services), or (855) 996-2264 (Macomb County Access Center).


Free for Michigan residents. Includes free meditations, sleep and relaxation exercises, as well as resources for kids. Go to to download the app.

Mental Health First Aid

a website dedicated to mental health education, with resources and support groups, broken down by mental health concern. Visit

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

A toll-free, 24/7 crisis service, available in both English and Spanish.

Call (800) 273-8255

Intimate Partner Violence Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Toll-free, 24 hour rape crisis hotline. Additional resources and education online (English/Spanish). Call (800) 656-4673 or navigate to

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Toll-free, 24 hour services include a crisis line, online chat, and resources (English/Spanish). Call (800) 779-7233 or navigate to

First Step

24 Hour emergency helpline and access to temporary shelter. Call (734) 722-6800.

Wayne County SAFE

Offering 24 hour crisis response to those in Wayne County. Call (313) 430-8000. More resources available at

Addiction Resources

An online database of recovery meetings that are accessible online, via telephone, or via chat program. Navigate to for a list of meetings by concern (AA, NA, Computer/Gaming addiction, food addition, sex addition, etc.)

Michigan Gambling Helpline

Available 24 hours a day. Call (800) 270-7117.

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line

Personal coaching and resources. Call (800) 784-8669.

LGBTQ Specific Services


Local LGBTQ community center offering a wide variety of support groups online, via teleconference. Visit

The LGBT National Help Center

This website includes hundreds of resources for self-help, accessing local services, confidential peer support for LGBT youth, as well as phone, text and online chat options. Navigate to

Trans Lifeline

Crisis line serving transgender individuals. Support staff available 10am-4am EST. Call (877) 565-8860.

The Trevor Project

Resources and crisis support for LGBT youth, featuring a 24/7 toll-free hotline, website, and a text-based crisis service. Text START to 678678 or call (866) 488-7386.

Ruth Ellis Center

Local partner organization that serves LGBTQ youth in the greater Detroit area, ranging in age from 13-30. Visit for a full list of services, including mental health.

Click below for more information on crisis resources available.

Frequently Asked Questions

The behavioral health services team does not currently have a psychiatrist on staff. All of our BHS therapists are licensed master social workers, and cannot prescribe medicine.
For those clients/patients who are enrolled in primary care services at Corktown Health Center, your therapist can work in collaboration with your primary care provider to make medication-related decisions, if appropriate. Corktown’s therapists are also happy to coordinate with primary care or psychiatry programs outside of our organization, in order to advocate for clients, as needed.

Therapy schedules are tailored to the individual, and your therapist will work with you to set appointments that are most convenient for you, within normal agency hours. Most new clients begin with 1 hour of therapy weekly, or bi-weekly, for 3-6 months. It is expected that you and your therapist will touch base at least once every 21 days (unless you have made other arrangements), or your case may be closed due to inactivity.

This answer depends on your insurance company. Some types of insurance have different copay amounts for mental health services and physical health services. Some insurance companies limit the number of sessions they will cover in a year. Other insurance companies require pre-approval for therapy, or a referral from your primary care doctor. We recommend calling your insurance company to ask about your mental health benefits coverage before setting your first appointment, and then sharing that information with your therapist before your first session. If you need assistance navigating your insurance, contact our care management team at 313-832-3300 Ext. 107

We offer many options to address these concerns. If you are uninsured, you may work with one of our insurance navigation specialists to enroll in insurance, either through state Medicaid expansion, or through the Marketplace, depending upon your eligibility. If you cannot enroll in insurance, or you cannot afford your copay, sliding scale or payment plan options may be available. If you need assistance navigating insurance, contact our care management team at 313-832-3300 Ext. 107

If you are receiving other services at our organization, your existing clinician or care worker can refer you to behavioral health services. If you are new to our organization, please call the main line to make an appointment, and request to be transferred to behavioral health. Leave a message with your name and callback number, along with your insurance type. A staff member will return your call to confirm eligibility, and to schedule you for an assessment.