Wayne Health and Molina Healthcare host free May 15 Metro Detroit Community Health Event

May 10, 2021

Free COVID-19 testing and vaccines; heart health, diabetes and other screenings; free face masks, food, backpacks, light bulbs and community resources

Community organization across Metro Detroit are coming together to offer a wide range of free health screenings, community resources and COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at a community health event in Midtown Detroit on Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Metro Detroit Community Health Event, sponsored by Wayne Health and Molina Healthcare, will take place at the Detroit Mack Health Center, 400 Mack Ave., as part of the 2021 Metro Detroit Heart and Stroke Walk/Run.

Free health screenings, testing and vaccines will include:

  • COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for age 12 and up (drive-through or walk-up)

Note: Ages 12-15 pending Emergency Use Authorization by the CDC

  • COVID-19 testing (drive-through or walk-up)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • HIV testing
  • Blood lead level testing
  • Diabetes, cholesterol and kidney function screenings

Community resources for behavioral health, substance abuse, moms and babies, and domestic and sexual violence survivors will be available at the event, along with:

  • Free, fresh produce bags
  • Free boxed lunches
  • Free activity bags for children
  • Free face masks
  • 50 Backpacks with school supplies
  • 50 free DTE light bulb kits

Dr. Darrius from 97.9 WJLB radio will provide musical entertainment from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“The Wayne Health team has long worked to improve care delivery and well-being of people in the Detroit community, providing medical and behavioral services while also addressing social issues impacting health,” said Phillip Levy, M.D., MPH, chief innovation officer, Wayne Health. “We are thrilled to partner with so many other like-minded, area nonprofits in this event offering a wide array of preventive care, screenings and community resources for COVID-19 and beyond.”

“Molina is excited to partner with Wayne Health to provide health screenings, COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccinations, and connecting families to additional care and community resources,” said Heidi McGlinnen, associate vice president, Molina Healthcare of Michigan.

Other partners in this community event include: ACCESS, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Detroit Parent Network, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network, Focus: HOPE, Gerber Life Insurance Company, Hey Y’all Detroit, Honor Community Health, LGBT Detroit, Mae’s Helping Hands, Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank, Nylah’s Sister (nonprofit for minority children), Pontiac Creative Arts Center, PR KIDS Maternal Infant Health Program, Wayne Pediatrics and Young Men-N-Motion.

For more information, email WayneHealth@med.wayne.edu.

About Wayne Health

Wayne Health, formerly the Wayne State University Physician Group, is a non-profit, multi-specialty academic group practice with nearly 400 dedicated physicians and advanced practice providers in 50 medical specialties offering a full spectrum of care, from birth to end-of-life, for individuals and families throughout southeastern Michigan. Wayne Health multi-specialty clinics are conveniently located in Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield and Troy, with single-specialty clinics in Livonia (Psychiatry), Monroe (Dermatology) and Taylor (Ophthalmology).  For more information, visit www.waynehealthcares.org.

About Molina Healthcare of Michigan

Since 1997, Molina Healthcare of Michigan has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. As of December 31, 2020, the company serves approximately 400,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs throughout Michigan. Visit us online at molinahealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Media Contacts:

Colleen Whately, Wayne Health, 313-448-9316, cwhately@med.wayne.edu

Elizabeth Crenshaw, Molina Healthcare of Michigan, 517-410-5620, Elizabeth.Crenshaw@MolinaHealthcare.com

Wayne Health and Molina Healthcare host free May 15 Metro Detroit Community Health Event

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