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McAuley Health Center

We are a Nurse Managed Health Care Center. The center is staffed by certified nurse practitioners and is assisted by graduate and undergraduate nursing students, providing services to underserved community members on Detroit's east side.

Scheduled Appointments and Same Day Appointments.

The McAuley Health Center provides primary care services to the residents of Metro Detroit. As a collaborative initiative of University of Detroit Mercy’s McAuley School of Nursing and Mercy Primary Care, a unit of Trinity Health, the Center seeks to improve residents’ access to primary health care. 

We offer five modern exam rooms, and access to community programs such as Mercy Primary Care Shower and Personal Assistance (SPA) Program for the homeless.

News and Events:

McAuley Health Center Receives Mental Health Grant

In order to offer the most effective mental health services possible, it is critical to provide counseling when and where the patient can access the treatment — like when they see their primary care provider. This model of health providers working together to serve the needs of the patient is called Collaborative …



  • Primary Care for acute and chronic conditions
  • Mental Health Services for Adults
  • Physical Examinations
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Immunizations
  • Health Screenings
  • Health Education / Counseling
  • McAuley Health Center also provides health services to the students at the College for Creative Studies' Wellness Center
  • In addition to the health services provided above, McAuley Health Center is also a place of education, providing clinical rotations for nurse practitioners across many specialties as well as a site for our second degree option nursing students.

The Center accepts patients who are covered by HMOs, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program.

Health care services at the Center are provided by advanced practice nurses. Referrals to physicians or specialists will be provided as needed.

Advanced practice nurses are registered nurses who have advanced educational and clinical training in a health care specialty. They are commonly known as nurse practitioners (NP). In addition, graduate and undergraduate nursing students provide screenings and educational services, and participate in research at the Center.

Our Staff

Click the link to view a staff biography.

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Tracey Chan
Adult Nurse Practitioner

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Ann M. Dadah
Licensed Professional Counselor
(313) 579-1182

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Sandra Davis
Certified Medical Assistant

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Carla J. Groh
McAuley Health Center, Project Director & Mental Health Practioner

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Kenisha Lowe
Administrative Medical Assistant
(313) 579-1182

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Tracy Threat
Lead Nurse Practitioner




    Provide high quality primary health care and health promotion services to the metro Detroit community, particularly its under-served.  As a nurse managed center, faculty strive to model competent practice, dynamic leadership, and stewardship of scarce resources for students who will practice and learn at the center.

    Our Vision

    • An innovative, self-sustaining nurse managed center that provides quality, community-based care and health promotion.
    • An academic center of excellence creating synergy in practice, research and partnership with all its key stakeholders.
    • Create a clinic that is sustainable
    • Develop the most efficient and effective health center possible
    • Provide the highest quality of care for all patients
    • Create a culture that values staff engagement, teamwork and accountability

    What our patients say ....

    Our Patients Say ....

    "Health Providers are excellent!"
    "I love it here."
    "I couldn't ask for any better care."
    "You work very well with people and listen to input."
    "Patients come first."
    "Thanks for being here. Communication is good."
    "You kept me out of the hospital."
    "This is the most caring and friendly facility ever. Your service is the fastest that I have ever experienced."


    Partnering with RX for Reading

    RX for Reading at MHC 2 RX for Reading at MHCSince 2014, the University of Detroit Mercy’s McAuley Health Center has partnered with Rx for Reading, a Detroit Mercy initiative aimed at expanding literacy rates in Detroit by providing access to high-quality adult and children’s books. As the first site for the Rx for Reading program, McAuley Health Center is proud to have given out over 1600 books. Find out more information at or better yet, stop by the clinic and pick up a free book.

    Photos: University of Detroit Mercy nursing majors Liz Crkovski and Julia Sledzinski set up a library of books at McAuley Health Center.


    Mental Health Links

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