Deaf Health Clinic at Dexter Health Center

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Michigan Integrated Health Services for Deaf Patients 

Deaf and Need Help?

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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!


If you are Deaf and need health services, you can get help from ASL-signing deaf and hearing physicians at our Deaf Health Clinic at the Dexter Health Center and through virtual mental health services: 

Primary care services provided in person at the Dexter Health Center

Primary Medical Care

  • A family doctor to care for your health needs
  • Provided by ASL-signing Physicians
  • In-person visits

Prenatal and Obstetrics Care

  • Provided by a close team of Deaf, hearing, and ASL-signing physicians 
Virtual mental health services provided using video phones with ASL-certified deaf and hearing social workers

Mental Health Services

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

Contact Us

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


Community Events

Attend the Michigan Deaf Health Fair on October 27, 2018 at Madonna University, at the Franciscan Center, 36600 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, Michigan. The event is FREE and held from 9AM-6PM. Register for the event online here:

2018 Deaf health fair October 27, 2018 franciscan center 9am to 6pm
Register HERE and Follow the Michigan Deaf Health Fair on Facebook