COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Information (Updated February 17, 2021)

During the pandemic, we have remained committed to providing the optimal patient care that you have come to expect.

All of our Health Centers continue to offer in person visits because we understand that some medical concerns cannot be addressed over the phone! As we accept in person visits, we are careful to follow the recommendations of the CDC to ensure your safety. As well, The Wellness Plan will continue to offer tele-health visits for your convenience!

Contact the Health Center nearest you to schedule an appointment!

We are now offering COVID-19 testing at our East Medical Center location by appointment only. Please call 313.875.5730 to schedule your appointment today. Please read this document for more information: COVID-19 Testing Information

Starting March 8th, 2021, COVID 19 testing will be available at each of our Medical Centers. Please call at 313.875.4200 for more information and to schedule an appointment!

Great News! The Wellness Plan is now offering COVID vaccinations based on the State of Michigan and the CDC guidelines. If you are 65+, 60-64 with chronic medical conditions, 18+ with documented developmental disabilities  or an essential worker, you may now qualify for the COVID Vaccination per local/state health department guidelines. You are not required to be a patient of The Wellness Plan.  Completing and submitting the form ( COVID-19 Vaccine “Save Your Spot” Form) is the quickest and best way to start your COVID 19 vaccination process. If you are experiencing difficulties completing the form call 313.875.4210 for assistance! They are only available to assist in completing the form and will not have any additional information regarding the vaccination process.

Other Available Care Options:

Urgent Care Face-to-Face visits will be available by appointment and walk-in at our East Medical Center Urgent Care – M-F 9AM-5PM. Patients being sent to UC will be notified that they will be screened for COVID symptoms at the door before being seen.

OB\GYN Face-to-Face visits will be available by appointment only the following days:

  • Monday – Gateway- 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Northwest 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday – East 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday – Northwest 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday – Gateway 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday – Northwest 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Dental Services are available at our Gateway Medical Center, East Medical Center and our Pontiac Medical Center – M-F 9AM-5PM. Patients being seen will be screened for COVID symptoms. Contact our dental offices for more information.

Pharmacy Services All of our Pharmacies are open Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Delivery is currently available at our Gateway and East locations. Please ask our Pharmacy for more information.

Take care and “live and be well”!

Please review the following links for important information regarding COVID-19:

COVID-19 Resource List – A List of Community Resources to Help You.

COVID-19 Patient Information Sheet

COVID-19 CDC Fact Sheet – What to do if you’re sick with Coronavirus

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East Medical Center Building

The Wellness Plan Offers COVID-19 Testing

TWP began drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing at our East Medical Center (EMC) located at 4909 East Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48234 on Friday, May 21st. Testing will be held Monday – Friday during the hours of 9-5PM. Patients must be 12 years of age or older.

NOTE: Patients are not required to have symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested.

Testing will be available by appointment only. Please call TWP COVID-19 Triage Line at: 313-875-5730 to schedule an appointment.

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Constance Pharr

Employee Spotlight - October

Constance Pharr

Billing Manager

Constance Pharr has been an integral part of The Wellness Plan Medical Centers’ team for the last seven years. She started as a medical biller before transitioning to billing coordinator and now is a billing manager. Pharr is responsible for ensuring patients are eligible for services and that the appropriate charges are applied to their insurance or personal billing account.

“I enjoy solving any complications that may develop during billing stages,” said Pharr. “My most fond memory is having the pleasure to help a patient receive full coverage on a medical bill that was currently on a fixed income. Discovering that the patient had insurance coverage allowed me to make the patient’s day! It really warmed my heart and I would do it all over again to bring anyone joy.”

Pharr’s most significant achievement at TWP was her overall professional development towards becoming billing manager. Her tenacious attitude allowed her to adjust to staffing changes in the department and work alongside the new CFO’s commitment toward department teaming.

Pharr graduated from Kaplan Institute as a certified Biller and Coder and has an Associates degree from Davenport University in Business Administration in Marketing. She continues to perfect her craft by attending bi-yearly billing and finance training and has over 13 years of billing experience and 12 years of experience working with organizations like TWP.
Outside of work, Pharr enjoys skating and serving the Lord as an Evangelist.

Fun Fact:

Pharr enjoys drawing and at one time wanted to be a fashion designer.

Denise Pugh

Employee Spotlight - September

Denise Pugh

Referral Coordinator, Medical Assistant

Denise Pugh has worked at the Wellness Plan Medical Centers for 21 years as a medical assistant in just about every specialty, including: Optometry, Podiatry, OB/GYN, Laboratory, Pediatric, Adult and Internal Medicine.

“I have worked in all of them and I loved them all,” she said.

She currently works as a Medical Referral Coordinator, which means she helps patients better understand their medical coverage options and helps them select specialists for additional medical care.

The month of October carries special meaning for Pugh because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pugh served as TWP’s Breast Cancer Walk Captain for 2018 and continues that honor in 2019. She was instrumental in successfully raising $2,500 for breast cancer awareness last year.

“It’s really close to my heart because in March of 2019, I was diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Pugh, who is going through treatments and has a positive outlook. “We’re knocking it out.”

Outside of work, Pugh enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and hanging out in downtown Detroit with her friends. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and said many of her coworkers would probably be surprised to learn that her favorite sport is horseback riding.

“I don’t get to do it often, but that’s my favorite. I enjoy the freedom that you get from riding a horse,” she said. “When you are riding, you are just looking out at the scenery and can enjoy it.”

Gail Woodson-Stamps

Employee Spotlight - July

Gail Woodson-Stamps

Dental Hygienist

Gail Woodson-Stamps has been a key member of The Wellness Plan Medical Centers’ dental services for the last seven years as a dental hygienist.

Woodson-Stamps is responsible for screening her patients and for removing plaque and polishing teeth during routine checkups. She also teaches appropriate brushing and flossing techniques that can help prevent gum disease.

“I enjoy teaching patient’s sustainable oral health care and explaining to them the relationship oral health has too the entire body,” Woodson-Stamps said. “After my patient’s witness the transformation from an unhealthy state to a healthy state, it brings excitement with a brighter smile and I can never get enough of those smiles!”

Woodson-Stamps pursued a career in health care shortly after graduating from high school. She was employed at a dental office as a co-op job in 12thgrade. During that time, a dental hygienist named Michelle Ward grew her interest in dental hygiene, leaving Woodson-Stamps wanting more personal interaction and involvement with patient care.

Outside of work, Woodson-Stamps enjoys learning Spanish. A few years ago, she started learning how to speak, read, and write the language. Since then, she has taken four classes at Oakland Community College and attended Centro de Lenguas Modernas at the University of Granada in Spain for two weeks. These efforts are helping fully immerse herself in the Hispanic culture and looks forward to one day becoming fluent in Spanish in hopes to increase the Hispanic patient rate at TWP.

Woodson-Stamps holds a degree from Wayne County Community College’s dental hygiene program and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Detroit Mercy. Also, she has a diploma in religious studies from the Heritage Center for Religious Studies.

Fun Fact:

I am sure that my co-workers would be surprised to know that together, my husband and I have 15 grandchildren.