Oakland Primary Health Services

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, quality and culturally sensitive primary and preventive health care services to the medically under-served in Pontiac and surrounding communities,including the uninsured, under-insured and those with ability to pay.

Our Vision

OPHS will substantially improve disparate health conditions (Infant mortality, teen pregnancy, asthma, diabetes, oral health, mental health, low birth weight and high cancer rates) for the targeted population by: Collaborating and partnering with our community and staffed by high quality professionals and
operating in a cost-effective and financially responsible manner.

Our History

OPHS opened its’ doors in December, 2002, the Michigan Primary Care Association approached the Pontiac Health Initiative (PHI), collaboration between the City of Pontiac, North Oakland Medical Center, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital – Oakland, to collaborate on ways to improve the health status of residents in the Greater Pontiac area. The two agencies worked together to gather data and health statistics to support a request of funding from the U.S. Government. The PHI approached Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) to serve as the fiduciary for the newly incorporated Oakland Primary Health Services.

In September 2002, OPHS was officially awarded a section 330 grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to deliver primary health care services to the medically under-served in and around Pontiac, MI.
OPHS was emancipated from its fiduciary in March 2003.

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