Information for our sickle cell community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Information surrounding COVID-19 changes rapidly. We'll continue providing updates here.

For additional information, visit (state) or (national)

HEALTH ALERT: What our Sickle Cell Community Needs
to Know About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from SCDAA

Be prepared, not scared! 


We encourage sickle cell patients to follow the guidance provided in the national Sickle Cell Disease Association of America's Health Alert and for everyone to practice sanitation and cleaning practices advised by the CDC, including avoiding crowds and gatherings (events, parties, church, etc.). Be aware that the virus can live on some surfaces for 2-3 days, and on clothing for unknown periods of time. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms or have been in contact with COVID-19.

Do you need medical insurance? Or a primary care physician (PCP)? Are you feeling underprepared or overwhelmed? SCDAA-MI staff is still working to meet your needs - just remotely. Please contact us with questions or for assistance at (313) 864-4406 or (800) 842-0973 or 

Have you tested positive for COVID-19? OR Do you have a cough with a fever?


MICHIGAN WARRIORS ONLY PLEASE: You can call Dr. Z (Dr. Ahmar Zaidi) at 248-797-9936 or Dr. Mike (Dr. Mike Callahan) at 248-953-5250. Please respect the docs' time and dedication and only reach out to them if you’re diagnosed with Coronavirus or have a cough + fever (101 F or higher).

We appreciate them being available to us this way!

Dr. Z: @drzsicklecell  Dr. Mike: @hemagineer

This guide (PDF) provides information on how to access programs aimed at supporting Michiganders during the coronavirus outbreak. For more local resources, contact United Way 2-1-1

La guía está disponible en español.


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COVID-19 Information From Michigan Health Departments

Berrien County here

Genesee County here

Ingham County here

Kent County here

Lenawee County here

Macomb County here

Michigan Department of Health

& Human Services here

Oakland County here

Saginaw County here

Washtenaw County here

Wayne County here


Coping with coronavirus anxiety - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing

Steps that might help you or someone else cope - READ HERE

If you need assistance navigating any of the services or resources listed above, please contact us:

Detroit/SE Mich: (313) 864-4406 or (800)-842-0973

Children's Hospital SC Clinic: (313) 745-5613

Sickle Cell Trait Counseling: (313) 451-0014

School/Job Assistance: (734) 494-2119


Contact our nearest satellite office:

Adult Clinic Caseworker at DMC : (313) 613-7327

Benton Harbor/Kalamazoo Area: (313) 505-4081

Grand Rapids/Muskegon Area: (616) 426-9259 Jackson/Lansing Area: (800) 842-0973

Saginaw/Flint Area: (989) 372-0256


Sickle Cell Disease Association of America - Michigan Chapter
18516 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235

(313) 864-4406 OR (800) 842-0973

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