The Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured got a financial boost recently in the form of a $15,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
The facility, which is located at 3333 Biddle Ave., was one of 50 free clinics in Michigan to receive a $15,000 BCBSM grant. The money is given as part of the company’s Strengthening the Safety Net program, which is designed to help the state’s free clinics continue to operate.
Nancy Zack, who is the clinic administrator, said she applied for the grant because the funds were needed, as the Wyandotte facility operates on a tight budget.
“That grant is just a lifesaver for us and for our patients because we would be extremely limited, much more than we are now, without that money,” she said.
As a volunteer facility, it is supported by physicians, clinicians and other community members who donate their time and services.
The clinic, which operates in partnership with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, is open three days each week and is available to working Downriver residents who are without medical insurance.
Services at the site range from primary care office visits, management of diabetes and hypertension, women’s health checkups, pap smears, breast exams, podiatric services, nutrition counseling, work physicals and referrals.
Patients must be at least 18 years old with proof of current employment with no medical insurance benefits.
The clinic is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.