Acute Respiratory Clinics focus on care of patients with COVID-19

Henry Ford Health System has transformed several outpatient medical centers into specialized Acute Respiratory Clinics (ARCs) to care only for patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

Only persons with a referral from a Henry Ford doctor can be seen at these ARCs, which offer COVID-19 testing, breathing treatments and other therapies to ease symptoms. Patients who are at high risk to develop complications from their symptoms receive COVID-19 care kits to take home, which include a pulse oximeter to measure blood oxygen levels. Nurses stay in contact with ARC patients by phone and refer patients for follow-up care, if needed.

Safety precautions in place

Patients at the ARC are seen by appointment only, helping to manage patient flow and eliminate lobby wait times. As at all Henry Ford facilities, we practice the highest level of safety for all through the use of mandatory mask wearing, social distancing and strict, frequent cleaning practices.

How to be seen at an Acute Respiratory Clinic

Following are various ways to get an appointment at an ARC clinic:

  • Contact your Henry Ford doctor through MyChart or call their office phone to see if you should be seen in an ARC clinic.
  • If you do not have a Henry Ford doctor, schedule a video visit on demand, 24/7, with a Henry Ford Primary Care doctor on call. They will determine if you need to be seen at an ARC clinic.
  • Call the MyCare Advice Line, (844) 262-1949, and talk to a Henry Ford registered nurse who can tell you next steps.

ARC locations in metro Detroit

All Henry Ford ARC clinics are only for patients with an appointment and a referral from a Henry Ford doctor.

State of Michigan testing locations

You can find testing locations throughout the state of Michigan and learn more about the current Michigan guidelines.

Concerned You May Have COVID-19?

Find out your risk with this online screening.

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If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.

For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
    • fever
    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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