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  • Blues Perspectives
    Blog provides fresh insights and information from the communications teams at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN).
  • Covenant Community Care
    A faith based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing primary health care to the uninsured and underinsured of Southwest Detroit.
  • Free or Low Cost Health Care (Michigan Department of Community Health)
    Many people in need may not be aware of how to access safety net services available to them at low or even no cost.
  • Gift of
    A Michigan organ and tissue donation program.
  • Medication Discount
    St. John pharmacies offers a generic drug discount program. Patients can receive a three month supply of certain medications for $12. For more information or to see list of covered drugs, click here.
  • Michigan Clinic for Facial Pain
    Dr. Ghabi A. Kaspo, DDS – serving patients who are suffering from temporomandibular related disorders and/or head, neck and facial pain.
  • Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Michigan Public Health Institute
    The mission of MPHI is to maximize positive health conditions in populations and communities through collaboration, scientific inquiry, and applied expertise.
  • New Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network offers affordable, coordinated care for Oakland County (CMH Oakland County – 2/27/12)
    Jeff Brown, executive director of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA), today announced the formation of the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN) and the opening of its first site at the Family Medicine Center at Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac. Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network is a non-profit organization created by OCCMHA with the support of its network of mental health services providers and the Oakland County Health Department.
  • Optimal Care (Bingham Farms, MI)
    A Medicare-certified home health agency.  Our nurse practitioner model reaches beyond the traditional surgical and rehabilitation home care into specialized programs for seniors in their homes. Program specialities include: behavioral health care, dementia care, geriatric care, diabetic care, wound care, and orthopedic care.
  • Rules for the Department of Community Health
    The State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules for the Department of Community Health holds a variety of administrative hearings when decisions by the Department of Community Health and its contract agencies are contested.
  • Visiting Nurse Assn. of SE Michigan
    The largest independent nonprofit home health care and hospice organization in Michigan.
  • Your Medical Rights in Michigan (A Guide to Consumer Rights Under HIPAA) (Joy Pritts, JD)
    Medical records are an important part of your health care. These records are a written history of your health condition and treatment. A federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule gives you the right to get and amend (correct) your medical record by adding information to it.

Mental Health Issues:

  • A Resource Guide for Families Dealing with Mental Illness (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
    If someone in your family has a mental illness, you are not alone. Members of NAMI Michigan have learned the hard way about mental illness and services available. We have compiled information in this manual that would have been useful to us at the beginning or our journey, in the hope that it will be helpful to others as they find ways to understand and cope with mental illness in their families.
  • Association for Children's Mental Health
    A statewide organization of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.
  • Centro Multicultural La Familia
    Provides ethnic-sensitive mental health and substance abuse services to the residents of Oakland and Macomb counties in a bilingual and bicultural mode.
  • Choice Voucher System (Mental Health & Substance Abuse Administration – Michigan Dept. of Community Health)
    Self-Determination Technical Advisory. The Choice Voucher System is one option for implementing arrangements that support self-determination. Also see Transmittal Memo for more info.
  • Health Education Answers (Oakland County Community Mental Health)
    An interactive online tool about many different health areas such as men's health, women's health, heart health, wellness, medication safety and much more.
  • Michigan Recovery Center of Excellence
    Recovery is the foundation of service delivery in the Michigan community mental health system. The Michigan Department of Community Health has charged mental health providers, consumer leaders and other community stakeholders to work together to promote recovery-based service delivery models.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan
    The largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
  • Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA)
    We serve Oakland County by providing public mental health services to adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Parity for All newsletter (Michigan Partners for Parity) (Feb. 28, 2012)
    Message:  Parity for All!
    Partners for Parity has always sought equal insurance parity for all Michiganders, including those with autism. Ask your legislator to support amendments extending equal insurance coverage to all.
  • Parity for All Fact Sheet:
    Concerned that 1 out of every 110 children are diagnosed with autism in Michigan? The prevalence of children with depressive and anxiety disorders is much higher.  Ending insurance discrimination against one particular brain disorder that affects some of our children discriminates against large numbers of children with equally severe and debilitating brain disorders.
  • Parity for All Talking Points:
    Why we need a law
    Why Michigan needs a parity law now
    Parity would improve work life and quality of life in Michigan
    Parity is cost effective
  • Take Control of Your Discharge Planning (Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service)
    Discharge planning should begin as soon as you are admitted to a facility. If you are being hospitalized for psychiatric reasons, your Community Mental Health (CMH) agency should be involved. Ideally, the CMH worker should attend planning meetings at the facility and should be communicating with you and others to find out what you want and need upon leaving the facility.
  • What are Community Mental Health Services Programs? (Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service)
    These single or multi-county programs provide a full array of community-based treatment and support services to persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse disorders. They are locally run and the primary point of entry for all public mental health services in the state.
  • Your Rights When Receiving Mental Health Services in Michigan (Michigan Department of Community Health)
    When you receive mental health services, Michigan's Mental Health Code and other laws safeguard your rights.