SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic 1

Visit Us

211 Glendale Ave, Highland Park MI
View Map

M-F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


A free clinic, we provide examinations, maintenance and preventive healthcare for underinsured women and men. Open weekdays, it utilizes a staff of physicians and nurse practitioners, many of whom volunteer their time, in the areas of: gynecology, internal medicine, podiatry, physical therapy, dermatologyhealth coaching, and nutrition.

SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic 2

211 Glendale Ave
Highland Park, MI


Hours: M – F, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  • Exams for Colds, Flu & Ear Infections
  • Hypertension Screening & Treatment
  • Cholesterol Screening & Treatment
  • Diabetes Screening & Treatment
  • Laboratory Services
  • Gynecological & Breast Exams
  • Contraception
  • Breast Cancer Screenings & Mammography Referrals
  • STD Testing
  • Health Education
  • Fitness Classes
  • Weight Loss Classes
  • Podiatry Services
  • Dermatology
  • Wellness Wednesdays
  • First Year Program

Originally launched in December of 2008 by SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries as the nation’s first free medical clinic devoted to homeless children and their mothers, the clinic has expanded its reach to adult patients with limited income, in transitional housing and employment situations, and who are homeless. 

Please note, while our services are provided free of charge for those who are uninsured and underinsured, the clinic is here to provide quality health care for all patients in Highland Park and Detroit, and we do accept insurance. Click here to view a list of accepted insurance plans

Accepting patients from all over the Detroit area, the clinic averages more than 4,000 patient visits annually.


We are always in need of medical and administrative staff help. Please click here to fill out a volunteer application.


The clinic works collaboratively with William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and its specialty physicians. It also partners with Karmanos Cancer Institute; Team Mental Health; Wayne State; HIV and STD Testing Grant in Detroit, and St. John Providence/The Anthony L. Soave Family Mobile Mammography.

Corporation sponsorship in fundraising, the donation of equipment and supplies, or coordinating volunteer events for facility and personnel needs is welcome. Please contact SAY Detroit if your organization is interested in partnering with the clinic.


Click here to make a donation, or review our list of needed equipment and supplies.
SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic 3
A support group to help Detroit women and moms connect and grow, held monthly at the Ernest T. Ford Recreation Center in Highland Park.

Next event: September 20, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Relax and Rejuvinate

  • Tips on maintaining healthy skin & spirit!
  • Facilitated by Alexis Harvey, Community Health Worker at SAY Clinic
  • Lunch, prizes, network, meet neighbors
  • Space is limited & registration required, call 586-345-0225
SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic 4

A free program to support mom and baby through your child’s first year. We offer free baby supplies and education. Clients learn to set goals for baby’s first year and work with a case manager for one-on-one help. Call the clinic to set up an appointment with Alexis Harvey, Community Health Worker. 

what is “safe sleep”? why is it important?

Sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of death for infants up to 12 months of age. “First Year” will share guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to create a safe sleep environment for baby in your home and help prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

who’s it for?

Pregnant mothers and caregivers (mothers, fathers, grandparents and other legal guardians) with children up to age 1.

how do I sign up?

Registration is required. Call Alexis Harvey at (586) 345-0225 for an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time.

COVID-19 Resources

SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic 5


COVID-19 diagnostic testing is available for adults and minor children (with guardian present), by appointment on Monday – Friday from 8:30AM – 2:30PM. Please call (313) 758-6100 to schedule. 

Click here to learn how to prepare for your test and what to expect.

Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

  • Call (313) 758 – 6100
  • Patients 18 years of age or older are eligible.
  • Please arrive on time, not early or late, for your vaccination.
  • Please wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm.
  • Please be prepared to wait at the Clinic for 15 minutes after your vaccination for observation.

If no appointments are available, our partner Trinity Health, may have availability within its network at the following locations:

Cabrini Clinic
1234 Porter | Detroit, Michigan 48226-2407
Wednesdays: 10:30am – 3:00pm
Call for appointment: (313) 961-7863

Mercy Primary Care Center
5555 Conner St #2691 | Detroit, MI 48213
Wednesdays: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Call for appointment: (313) 692-8400


COVID-19 diagnostic testing is now available by appointment on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 2:30PM at the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic (211 Glendale Ave, Highland Park.) Please call (313) 758-6100 to make an appointment.

How do I qualify for a test?

Testing is available for any patent who needs one. Minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must be able to show identification (student ID, birth certificate, etc.)

How do I prepare for a test?

Identification / Contact Information

Please bring with you a state ID or city of Detroit ID. Please bring your mobile phone or have a telephone number to provide to staff if you do not have your own so you can be contacted with results or other necessary follow up.

Personal Protective Wear

To help protect yourself and medical personnel, please arrive wearing a mask or other appropriate face covering over your mouth and nose. If you access the testing in a vehicle, ALL occupants must be wearing a mask as well. If you do not arrive wearing a mask, a handmade mask from volunteers at the Hospital Mask Task Force! may be supplied to you (depending on available supply).

When You Arrive

Waiting Areas

Waiting areas before and after testing procedure are designated by signs and bright orange cones. When you arrive by vehicle, please stay in your car with windows rolled up until you are directed to drive up and roll down windows by staff. If you approach on foot, please follow instructions provided by signs and staff regarding safe social distancing.

Testing Procedure

Before you receive a nasal swab test, you will be screened by staff who will take your temperature, measure your blood oxygen level, and discuss your symptoms, if you have any. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes to complete in full.

When do I get my results?

Results are available within 1– 3 days. You will receive your results by telephone at the number you provided at the time of testing.

SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic 6


Independent non-profits in a Highland Park neighborhood are pooling their energies and talents to connect their efforts and those they serve, addressing a wide range of community needs through amplified outreach and a physical “pathway.” 

Parker Village is a for-profit community resource center in a proposed “smart neighborhood” in the historic city of Highland Park. Services to the SAY Detroit clinic patients include weekly vegatable deliveries for a private “farmers market.”

The Avalon Village is a sustainable eco-village that is currently being built to transform one of the city’s most blighted blocks into a safe, functional, and beautiful space for the entire community. The inspiration behind this transformative project is 2 year-old Jakobi RA, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007.

Our first installation, Jakobi RA Park, serves as a gathering place for celebrations, community service projects, activities and events throughout the year. Adjacent to Jakobi RA park is The Homework House, a renovated brick house where children will receive healthy meals and help with their homework. The house will also feature a computer lab and STEM lab, a kitchen, laundry and shower facilities, a recording studio, and comfortable places to study and learn. Outside, there will be tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and seating.

D2N supports these collaborative efforts, which has become an integrated learning opportunity for Wayne State University Master of Public Health students. In late 2019 the DMC Foundation generously awarded D2N a grant that serves to further strengthen these ties in Highland Park, a portion of which will fund a clinic health coach.