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Child and Adolescent Health Center

The ACCESS Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) provides comprehensive primary and preventative health care services to children and adolescents in Dearborn and adjacent communities. The center offers a welcoming place for teens to come and talk about their issues and needs. The center promotes health and health education programs for adolescents and parents by continuing its direct outreach through schools in the community. Staff at the CAHC help involve adolescents and parents in planning and promoting family health. 

Program Goals

  • To promote healthy living and health education programs for adolescents, parents and professionals through direct outreach in the community.
  • To involve adolescents, parents and professionals in planning and promoting the ACCESS Teen Health Center and increase their awareness of health issues affecting adolescents through the ACCESS Teen Health Center Advisory Committee and the Teen Advisory Council.
  • To continue to strengthen relationships with school personnel, health facilities and other community centers and youth agencies.

Program Clinical Services

  • Health history and individual risk assessments
  • Sports and school physical examinations
  • Screenings for selected health issues
  • Primary care for common and acute illnesses and psychosocial problems
  • HIV and STD education, and voluntary counseling and testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Management of select chronic diseases
  • Education materials, information and referrals for other health and psychosocial services
  • Oral health assessment and referral
  • Immunizations
  • Counseling and confidential services for youth
  • Health promotion and risk reduction services
  • Case management, including follow-up
  • X-rays
  • Lab tests (pregnancy, immunity titers, tuberculosis test, etc.)

Education

The Child and Adolescent Health Center provides awareness workshops, presentations and focus groups for youth on a variety of health topics including:

  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Physical activity/exercise
  • Tobacco and substance abuse prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Bulling prevention
  • Nurturing parenting
  • Personal hygiene
  • Healthy relationships
  • Life skills and effective communication

Target Groups/Client Base

Children and adolescents ages 10-21 from Dearborn and adjacent communities.

Funding Sources

  • Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
  • Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

Additional Information

Contact:

Jehad Najda, Adolescent Health Program Supervisor

jnajda@accesscommunity.org

Phone (office): 313-216-2204

Clinic: 313-624-0408/313-216-2203