Deaf Health

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Video Transcript

Hello!  My name is Michael McKee. I am a family medicine doctor at the Dexter Health Center, affiliated with the University of Michigan, also known as Michigan Medicine. 

I wanted to briefly introduce myself and a bit about the program we offer at our health center.

I am a deaf doctor trained in family medicine. This means I am to take care of all patients, including babies and also people.  I am bilingual, can either speak or use ASL. A big goal of mine is to ensure Deaf and hard of hearing patients have health equity. This means they are able to get the same level of access and quality as anyone else who may be hearing. 

We know unfortunately we still have a long way to go before we have achieved that goal!

At our health center, we have two doctors and a social worker trained to provide mental health services that can take care of your general medical needs, including mental health. Our services are available in ASL. 

In addition to the general medical care that we offer, our mental health services are available either in-person or through the videophone, also called telemedicine.

If you are interested in learning more of if you would like to become a patient at our health center, please contact us. Our contact information is shown below.  We look forward to caring for you and to continue on our goal to achieve health equity for all DHH patients!

Deaf and Need Help?

If you are Deaf and need health services, you can get help through Michigan Integrated Health Services for Deaf Patients:

Primary Medical Care

  • A family doctor to care for your health needs

Prenatal and Obstetrics Care

  • Provided by a close team of Deaf, hearing, and ASL-signing physicians

Mental Health Services

Counseling, support managing health issues, help finding resources, insurance and financial questions, educational and family support:

  • Provided by ASL-signing Licensed Master Social Worker
  • VP visits (virtual telemedicine) or in-person visits

Visit our Deaf Mental Health page for more information and to watch our two VLogs on the topics of counseling and suicidal thoughts.

Contact Us

Please contact [email protected] or call 734-426-2796 (voice) or 810-355-2743 (VP) for more information about the Deaf Mentail Health Clinic.