Children's Health Project of Detroit

The Children's Health Project of Detroit is a partnership between Henry Ford Health System and the Children's Health Fund aimed at boosting local efforts to address children's health care needs in the city and improve access to high-quality care.

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As a part of the Children's Health Project of Detroit, Henry Ford received two mobile medical clinics – Hank and Clara – from Children's Health Fund. These mobile medical clinics travel each week to several Detroit schools and community centers to deliver complete health care services to Detroit's medically underserved children.

"I am so happy that you guys are here at my school so that we can be healthy and ready for whatever happens."

Laura Whitley, age 11

The Children's Health Project of Detroit patient policy is as follows:

  • Serves children ages 0 - 18
  • The child must have a parental consent form on file
  • All kids are eligible, no one will be turned away due to lack of insurance
  • There are outreach programs in place to help register those patients without insurance
  • HANK and Clara will see siblings of students and children from the community

The staff of Children's Health Project of Detroit includes:

  • Pediatricians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • A full-time nurse at three of the schools
  • Medical assistants
  • Drivers
  • Registrars
  • Program Coordinator
  • Nurse Supervisor
  • Occasionally residents and medical students

Hank & Clara locations:

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  1. Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center
  2. Cody High Schools (Detroit Public School)
  3. Dixon Educational Learning Academy (Detroit Public School)
  4. Sampson-Webber Academy (Detroit Public School)
  5. Thirkell Elementary (Detroit Public School)