About Us

About Us


Our mission is to show and share the love of God, as seen in the good news of Jesus Christ, by providing integrated affordable and quality healthcare to those who need it most.


Covenant Community Care seeks out, heals, and strengthens over 18,000 people every year through medical, dental and behavioral healthcare.

Covenant Community Care, Inc. is a faith based charitable non-profit Community Health Center serving the people of Metro Detroit. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we offer integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. We accept all Medicaid and Medicare plans, as well as many other private and public insurance plans.

“Covenant Community Care, Inc. is a FTCA (Federal Tort Claim Act) deemed Community Health Center. We are a Health Center Section 330 (c) & (h) program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)”

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about us!


The story of Covenant Community Care (Covenant) is the story of a promise.

In the late 1990s, a doctor approached a pastor in Southwest Detroit, and asked “What do people in your church do for healthcare?” His response was simple “Some of us have it and some of us don’t.” From that day on the doctor agreed to treat anyone that the church sent to her. She made a pledge to a community in need, and Covenant was born.

Covenant is a Community Health Center providing a full range of medical, dental, and behavioral health care services to the people of Detroit and the broader metropolitan region. We have operated as a Federally Qualified Heath Center (FQHC) since 2008. As an FQHC we are mandated to serve the underserved, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors including board members who are actively receiving care from our clinics. Covenant has expanded to six clinical sites, including a school-based clinic, a mobile school-based dental program and a homeless outreach team.

What is an FQHC?

Covenant Community Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), but what does that mean? As an FQHC, we are funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Our federal funding supports many required expenses in our organization, including having a CFO, the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Dental Records (EDR), however the demand for our services goes well beyond what our federal grant can support – in short, we still need your help!

Please visit the HRSA website for more information about FQHCs.

Welcome to your Patient Centered Medical Home! (PCMH)

Patient-Centered (PC) is a way of saying that you, the patient, are the most important person in the health care system. You are at the center of your health care. A Medical Home (HM) is an approach to providing total health care. With your medical home, you will join a team that includes health care professionals, trusted friends or family members (if you wish) and most importantly – YOU.

Covenant Community Care is proud to have achieved NCQA’s Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 2 Recognition as both a corporation and for each of the clinic sites listed below. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA’s Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Program is the most widely adopted PCMH evaluation program in the country.

5716 Michigan Avenue in DetroitDoctors recognized at this site: Laura Pfeiffer, NP, Dr. Mary Hakim, MD, Dr. Scott Stryd, MD, Dr. Sherwood Pope, MD, and DR. R. Chase Thebault, MD.

27776 Woodward Avenue in Royal OakDoctors recognized at this site: Dr. Marisa Abbo, DO, Sage Davis, DNP, Dr. Kamilia Snyder, MD, Dr. Linda Dillon, MD, Elaine Perkins, PA and Terry Calcut, MD.

20901 Moross Road in DetroitDoctors recognized at this site: Dr. Matthew Ott, MD, Dr. Joshua Adams, MD, Dr. John Ebright, MD, Dr. Anna Gladstone, MD and Patricia Tieman, FNP.

18917 Joy Road in DetroitDoctors recognized at this site: Dr. Kai Palm, MD, Dr. Nicole Prince, MD, and Catherine Wenz, FNP.

To Read More about Covenant as your Patient Centered Medical Home Click HERE! Para leer mas acerca Covenenant Community Care como su Centro de Servicios Medicos Centrado en el Paciente haz clic AQUI!

*Consumers can easily access organizations’ NCQA status and other information on health care quality on NCQA’s Web Site at www.ncqa.org, or by calling NCQA Customer Support at (888) 275-7585

Board of Directors

Dorlester (Dotti) Sharp, Chair, Dr. Tom Storen, Vice Chair, Graciela Villalobos, Charissa Shawcross, Dr. Zora Denson, Sister Mary Jane Lubinski, Martin Smith, Rev. Samuel Spruill, Pastor Leon Stevenson III, Pastor Semmeal Thomas, Mark Lubienski, Kim Carlson