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About Advantage Health Centers

Detroit Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. incorporated in 1986 to improve the health of our most vulnerable population. In 2003, DHCH expanded its mission to include all of those who are uninsured, or who live in areas where there are not enough doctors available.

Since then, DHCH has done business as Advantage Health Centers and now operates a network of medical and dental clinics.

As a federally qualified health center (FQHC) agency, Advantage is governed by a consumer-majority, volunteer Board of Directors. Advantage is a 501(c) (3) non-profit agency.

History

In 1982, Dr. John Waller, Ph.D., Detroit Public Health Director, had a vision for better community health. He founded Detroit Care for the Homeless, and began providing care for the underserved in Metro Detroit.

In 1986, Detroit Health Care for the Homeless was incorporated and operated as such until 2004, when it began doing business as Advantage Health Centers.

Since, Advantage has both grown and expanded its reach and service provisions. With five health centers located through Detroit and Warren, AHC provides quality medical, dental and Behavioral Health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

It also operates the Children’s Dental Center, one of the largest pediatric dental practice in Michigan. In partnership with DMC-Tenet, AHC trains family physician medicine residents at the Thea Bowman Community Health Center.

Change continues to shape AHC as we adjust to meet growing community needs. While maintaining the integrity of our historical platform, the best is yet to come.

Our Mission

Advantage Health Centers is dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare and support services to Metro Detroit’s community and those experiencing homelessness regardless of source of payment.

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