McLaren Oakland Foundation
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The Karmanos Cancer Institute Inpatient Oncology Unit at McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland recently opened a new inpatient oncology unit. Oakland County residents will benefit from the latest advances in cancer care treatments and receive greater access to advanced clinical trials and cancer treatment programs close to home.

Cancer Resource Fund

During cancer treatment, income may change, leaving the survivor and their families unable to pay for everyday needs, like rent/mortgage, car insurance/maintenance, or utility bills. The Cancer Resource Fund is used to pay for non-medical bills for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment through the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Oakland, Clarkston or Bloomfield.

Breast Cancer Screenings and Patient Care

We want to increase awareness of breast cancer and provide Karmanos/McLaren Oakland patients in Oakland County with mammograms at no cost to them. Over the past 8 years, the McLaren Oakland Foundation provided more than 4,000 free mammograms to uninsured and under-insured women.

Children’s Clinic and Healthcare

The Children’s Clinic serves children ages 18 and under who reside in Oakland County and do not have health insurance. These children and their parents will benefit by having access to health care services despite their ability to pay. This will decrease the number of children who do not receive necessary medical treatment.

Your gift is critical to our mission to provide McLaren Oakland with the resources to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race and financial status has access to state-of-the-art health care services in Oakland County.

If you would like to partner with us in our mission, please consider Making a Gift Today

Free Sports Physicals Offered Every Year to Community Youth

Every year, the Children’s Clinic hosts a sports health fair where Oakland County youth can get free sports physicals for the upcoming school year. McLaren Oakland doctors and residents donate their time to provide the physicals. During the sports fair, children enjoy music, food, games, and activities to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

“This is such a great opportunity to help parents, especially those with no insurance, get these physicals so their children can play sports. For doctors to take time and volunteer to do these physicals is truly amazing.” - Adriana Morris, who brought her daughters to this year’s sports health fair

sports physicals

Safe Wheels and Heels Program

Accidents and unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death among 1- to 17-year-old children in the United States. Additionally, more 5- to 14-year-old children visit the emergency room for bike related injuries than for any other sports related injury.

The McLaren Oakland Foundation supports the Safe Wheels and Heels program, which promotes bicycle safety among second graders in local schools. The goal of this program is to start safety education at a young age, so children can develop good bicycle safety habits - decreasing the risk of unnecessary emergency room visits. During this program, held in May, students are fitted with bike helmets and learn about bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger and when and how to call 911. From the program’s start in 2008, the rate of bicycle related injuries seen in the emergency centers of McLaren Oakland has decreased by close to 40% among youth.

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State-of-the-art Facilities and Technology

As a Verified Level 2 Trauma Center, McLaren Oakland is equipped to meet the needs of those traumatically injured in Oakland County.

With this level of care, it's important to keep McLaren Oakland's Emergency Department up-to-date. This is possible thanks to donations made to the McLaren Oakland Foundation. Emergency room use has increased over the last few years by 20% as patients and visitors consistently commend the McLaren Oakland Emergency Department for outstanding clinical care and personal attention. The McLaren Oakland Foundation continues to raise funds for the Emergency Department in order to meet current and future demands.

Free Mammogram Program

The McLaren Oakland Foundation's free mammogram program promotes breast cancer awareness while providing mammogram screenings for uninsured, at-risk or low-income women in Oakland County.

Since its inception in 2007, the program has provided more than 4,000 mammogram screenings to women in need! Over 50 breast cancers were detected by these screenings.

Get a Mammogram

To qualify for the McLaren Oakland Foundation's free mammogram program, you must be:

  • Uninsured or underinsured
  • 40 years or older- physician order not required for screening mammogram only
  • Under 40 years of age with physician order
  • Resident of Oakland County with proof of address
  • Must have a social security number
  • Must meet income eligibility criteria

How to sign up for a free mammogram screening

You can schedule your mammogram at any of the following McLaren Oakland locations:

  • Pontiac: (248) 338-5608
  • Oxford: (248) 969-7353
  • Clarkston: (248) 922-9353
  • McLaren Breast Center, Clarkston: (248) 922-6810
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Children’s Health Services Clinic

Opened in 1995 and the only one of its kind in the county, McLaren Oakland Children's Health Services Clinic provides free health care to uninsured children who live in Oakland County. Children from birth through 18 years of age receive acute and preventative health care services, including wellness exams, immunizations and specialty care.

The Children's Clinic averages about 1,200 patient visits per year.

Your continued support of our clinic is so crucial to the health and well-being of our community's children - the faces of the future.

Hours of Operation

9:00am to 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday and Thursday

Address & Phone

673 Martin Luther King Blvd, Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 334-0024

*Several thousand children in Oakland County are without health care coverage. For many of our youth, the McLaren Oakland Children's Health Services is their only resource for much needed medical attention. *Source: Kids Count Data Center

Grants

Thank you to our supporters for helping us keep our community safe and healthy

  • Safe Wheels and Heels Program

  • The Brooksie Way Logo
  • Four County Community Foundation logo
  • Genisys Credit Union logo
  • Kohl's Care logo
  • United Healthcare Logo
  • Sister and Sister Free Mammogram Program/Breast Cancer Support Services

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. logo
  • race for the cure logo
  • Personal Action Toward Health (PATH)

  • MIDHHS logo