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.

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

In 2007, the McLaren Oakland Foundation recognized a great need to provide uninsured and underinsured women in Oakland County with potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening. Working with our dedicated doctors, staff and volunteers at McLaren Oakland, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the McLaren Oakland Foundation provides free screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, and ultrasounds to women in need through the Foundation’s free mammogram program.

With the Sister & Sister Program, we are eliminating the financial barrier and working toward getting mammogram screenings for all at-risk women in Oakland County.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Uninsured or under-insured
  • 40 years of age and older
  • Under 40 years of age with family history of breast cancer
  • Resident of Oakland County
  • Patient who presents a physician referral for a mammogram screening
Central scheduling schedules all mammograms for Oxford, Clarkston, and Pontiac.

Please call Central Schedule to schedule a free mammogram: 248-338-5608.


Nursing Scholarship Fund

With last year's donations, this fund was able to award seven nurses at McLaren Oakland with nursing scholarships. These nurses worked in the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Oncology, and Behavioral Health. With your donation, we will be able to provide nursing scholarships to these heroes.

Heart Care/Cardiology

The cardiology fund provides funding to our program and our advanced diagnostic treatment options including the latest minimally invasive cardiac and vascular procedures, and groundbreaking research and clinical trials. At McLaren, our expert team of heart specialists are committed to providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate cardiac care.


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