Information for our sickle cell community during the COVID-19 pandemic
Information surrounding COVID-19 changes rapidly. We'll continue providing updates here.
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 email@example.com.
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
COVID-19 Information From Michigan Health Departments
Genesee County here
Ingham County here
Kent County here
Lenawee County here
Macomb County here
If you need assistance navigating any of the services or resources listed above, please contact us:
Children's Hospital SC Clinic: (313) 745-5613
Sickle Cell Trait Counseling: (313) 451-0014
School/Job Assistance: (734) 494-2119