March 29th, 2019

Low-cost prescription delivery service now available from two TWP centers.

DETROIT – March 29, 2019 –The Wellness Plan Medical Centers is pleased to announce that low-cost prescription delivery services are now available at its Detroit locations – East Medical Center and Gateway Medical Center.

The services are designed to make it more convenient for patients to get the medication they need to improve health outcomes. It is part of TWP’s ongoing effort to provide as many people as possible access to affordable and high-quality healthcare.

“Many of our patients face transportation and mobility challenges that make it difficult for them to pick up their prescriptions in person,” said TWP Chief Pharmacy Officer Kimberly Thornton. “We are pleased that we are now able to offer prescription delivery services. This new service is aligned with our mission,
which is to provide high quality health care services to members of our community.”

“We worked hard to keep the cost of this new service as low as possible and without any hidden fees,” Thornton said. “We are also proud that these services are available to all of our customers at these two centers.”

TWP will offer the service starting on Monday, April 1.

Details of the delivery services are available as follows:

East Medical Center
4909 East Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48234
(313) 369-3977
Delivery times: Wednesday and Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Delivery fees: 

  • Same day: $7 within 5-mile radius
  • Next day: $4 up to 5 miles, $6 for 6 to 10 miles

Gateway Medical Center
2888 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 875-5220
Delivery times: Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Delivery fees:

  • Same day: $7 within 5-mile radius
  • Next day: $4 up to 5 miles, $6 for 6 to 10 miles

About The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
The Wellness Plan Medical Centers (TWP) was founded in 1973 as an HMO, and has transitioned into a vital alliance of medical centers in the Greater Detroit Area. TWP is a nonprofit with the achieved status of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Throughout its six locations in the Metro Detroit area,
TWP offers one-stop-shop health, dental and related services throughout the year providing a wide array of services, including pediatrics, adult/senior medicine, preventative care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health and specialty services. TWP is supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and is a Health Center Program grantee.

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March 25th, 2019

SAVE THE DATE!

Dr. Clarence McRipley

19th Annual Community Health Fair

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN & additional INFORMATION:

  • Speak personally with health care professionals
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Cholesterol, Glucose & Blood Pressure Screening
  • Early Heart Attack Care/EHAC Education
  • Opioid Crisis Education
  • Community Agencies & Resources

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March 25th, 2019

Join The Wellness Plan for a free 6 week course on risk factors for Diabetes, modifying your eating habits, managing blood sugar levels, and living a healthy lifestyle to reduce complications from diabetes.  April 18th to May 23rd, 2019.  Every Thursday from 12pm to 2pm.

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March 9th, 2019

Events to be held at East Medical Center and Pontiac Medical Center

DETROIT – March 8, 2019 – The Wellness Plan Medical Centers in conjunction with the Zuri Reads Initiative is proud to bring back Family Literacy Nights in March at two locations – East Medical Center and Pontiac Medical Center.

Now in its third year, Family Literacy Nights is designed to help adults who face literacy challenges and to encourage children to read. Co-founded in 2017 by Zuri Hudson Stanbrough, Raven Jones Stanbrough, and Darryl Stanbrough, Jr., The Zuri Reads Initiative provides organized literacy-related events and resources for children, students, and families across metro Detroit.

The two TWP events will provide guidance and support for adults with literacy needs and activities for children. Activities at the two locations will include: Authors of children’s books as celebrity guest readers, free books for children who attend, canvas painting, science experiments, learning centers, homework support and GED support.

Here are the event details:

  • Thursday, March 14: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

East Medical Center

4909 East Outer Drive

Detroit, MI 48234

  • Tuesday, March 26: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Pontiac Medical Center

46156 Woodward Ave., Suite A

Pontiac, MI 48342

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March 5th, 2019

The Wellness Plan awarded spot in national program aimed at increasing dental sealant rates among children, and studies show dental sealants reduce tooth decay and improve oral health.

DETROIT – February 28, 2019 The Wellness Plan Medical Centers pleased to announce that it has been selected to participate in the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Sealant Learning Communities Collaborative (LCC). TWP is one of 11 other health centers nation-wide selected to participate in this six-month Learning Collaborative.

By participating in this program, TWP will have an opportunity to learn techniques and practices that are expected to help us provide sealants to more of the children that we treat at our health centers. The program is aligned with TWP’s mission of providing high-quality dental care to the under and uninsured patients we serve across metro Detroit. 

Low-income children are 20% less likely to get sealants and twice as likely to have untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once applied, sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and continue to protect against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years. 

Dental sealants are a safe, easy and painless way to provide children with additional protection from tooth decay. The application of a non-invasive, protective, clear coating on the back teeth helps to prevent cavities. The treatment creates a barrier that seals out food and bacteria and is recommended after permanent teeth come in.

“Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, and learning,” said TWP Dental Director Dr. Michele Bloxson. “The application of sealants can help to protect your teeth for several years, improves overall oral health and reduces potential future dental costs.”

Sealants can be applied by a trained TWP dental professional during an office visit. TWP offers dental services at the following locations:

  • Gateway Medical Center; 2888 West Grand Blvd.; Detroit, MI 48202,  Phone: (313) 875-4200
  • East Area Medical Center; 4909 East Outer Drive; Detroit, MI 48234,  Phone: (313) 366-2000
  • Pontiac Medical Center; 46156 Woodward Ave., Suite A; Pontiac, MI 48342, Phone: (248) 897-0900

About The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
The Wellness Plan Medical Centers (TWP) was founded in 1973 as an HMO, and has transitioned into a vital alliance of medical centers in the Greater Detroit Area. TWP is a non-profit with the achieved status of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Throughout its six locations in the Metro Detroit area, TWP offers one-stop-shop health, dental and related services throughout the year providing a wide array of services, including pediatrics, adult/senior medicine, preventative care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health and specialty services. TWP is supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and is a Health Center Program grantee.

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