CEO Message: Remaining Committed to Community Health During COVID-19
The events of the past month related to the COVID-19 outbreak have been a sobering reminder about the importance of public health in our lives. Authority Health has followed the leadership of our state and local public health departments in establishing a remote office network and supporting our clinical practices in the community.
We are committed to serving our community through the Popoff Family Health Center and our pediatric practice. In both cases, we have instituted telehealth and telemedicine, enabling our patients to communicate with their physicians from home and avoid an office visit, if possible.
The Popoff Family Health Center has joined the City of Detroit Coronavirus Community Care Team, providing medical assessments and referrals for COVID-19 testing. We are very pleased to play an important role in mitigating the effects of this pandemic. By providing health assessments for people through virtual health, our physicians will be able to provide an order for patients to get tested for COVID-19 at the
State Fairgrounds at 1120 West State Fair, corner of Woodard and Eight Mile.
While the COVID-19 has stressed the hospital system, it has also compromised the primary care delivery system. The Popoff Family Health Center and our pediatric practice have remained open as other primary care practices have closed in the city. This is our commitment to meeting the health needs of this community
(click here for practice hours for virtual and in-office visit times).
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention suggests you seek medical attention immediately if you develop the
emergency warning signs
for COVID-19. Emergency warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Our administrative team will continue working in our remote settings, meeting as necessary through virtual networks. Authority Health is strong because of the unifying principles that guide our work. As the governor has indicated, we still have a long way to go before the danger of COVID-19 has passed. So, I ask that you Stay Home and Stay Safe as we collectively continue to pursue our missions.
Let’s remain connected in our goals and efforts to strengthen the safety net at a time when it is stressed even more.
Toward the health of all,
Loretta V. Bush, MSHA