Oakwood Cares

The mission of the Oakwood Healthcare is to provide excellence in care, healing and health to the individuals and communities we serve.

Throughout the years, Oakwood and its area partners have offered many health-centered programs and initiatives either free-of-charge or at low-cost to eligible members of our communities. During these especially economically-challenging times, these services become a vital lifeline for many.

See the results of Oakwood's community work in the 2013 Report to Our Community.

Resources available through the Oakwood Healthcare System

Financial Advisors


For assistance in paying a bill for services from Oakwood or if you want to research payment options for an upcoming service, OakAssist can help you with a variety of options. OakAssist can talk to you about payment options, how to apply for insurance and other ways that could help. Learn more»

Teen Health Centers
Taylor, Westland

Primary medical care for young people ages 10—21 is offered at Oakwood’s teen health centers in Taylor and Westland. Services are low cost and no one is turned away for inability to pay.

HIV/AIDS Diagnosis & Treatment

HIV and AIDS patients may receive diagnosis and treatments at the Infectious Disease Clinic, located at the Oakwood Healthcare Center in Westland. Federal funds through the Ryan White Care Act provide coverage for uninsured patients.

TB screening, diagnosis and treatment

Wayne County TB Clinic, operated together with Oakwood, offers TB screening, diagnosis and treatment. Uninsured patients are covered fully under this cooperative program with the County. TB Clinic is located at the Oakwood Healthcare Center in Westland.

Healthy heart, blood pressure and diabetes screenings

Oakwood’s Community Health department presents low cost (sometimes free) heart health screenings and other services.

Education and Prevention

Especially in tough times, staying healthy is important. You can help yourself by learning more about how to prevent problems.

Speakers’ Bureau

Oakwood professionals are available to come and talk to groups at your school, faith community or other location. We can give you vital information about healthy options and prevention.

Arts for the Spirit 

There is more to your health than your medical condition. Reducing stress and enjoying life are important factors in how you feel. The arts offer many benefits and Oakwood has a nationally known program called Arts For The Spirit.
Resources available in the community

The Information Center


Navigating through the maze of trying to find help can be confusing. There are many agencies and programs in our area to meet a wide variety of needs for all families. Contact The Information Center or 211 for more information.

Michigan Department
of Community Health
Free or low-cost breast screenings

Women may qualify for a state program and covers the cost of routine breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Western Wayne
Family Health Center

With locations in Inkster, Lincoln Park and Taylor, the Western Wayne Family Health Center sees patients of all ages for a full range of primary medical care including pharmacy services. All charges are based on a sliding fee scale, with low co-pays determined by income. Most insurances are also accepted.
 Helping Hand
 Confused about what kind of state benefits you or your family might qualify for to help you through some challenging times? The State of Michigan wants to lend a "helping hand" and has information all in one place on their website. Check it out, you might be pleasantly surprised at what resources are out there for assistance with health insurance coverage, food, housing, jobs and other needs.

Michigan Department of Community Health 

The State of Michigan offers a variety of programs that could assist you and your family with health care needs.

Michigan Prescription Drug Discount Card

Prescriptions can be expensive, and there are many programs at local retail pharmacies offering low cost supplies of commonly prescribed medications. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you can use a drug that may be covered in one of these programs. The State of Michigan also offers a Drug Discount Card that is free.

Neighbors 4 Neighbors 

Losing your job, your health coverage, having to look for work, these are all new concerns for many of us. Neighbors4Neighbors is a solution that United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the University of Michigan's School of Information. It's a social networking technology tool that enables people to get answers or give answers to each other through an online community bulletin board, with 5 primary forum topics - Jobs, Home Based Businesses, Health, Finances and General.

Our focus is to offer the best possible care to those in need, regardless of ability to pay. It’s just another way, we specialize in you.