Due to the end of the Public Health Emergency and following a directive from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, effective May 1, 2023, the following changes will occur with regard to how we provide services. Our goal and mission are to provide the best quality services that we can, and we are here to assist you with any challenges you may face with these changes.
In-person visits are the preferred method of providing services.
Telehealth video is still an option for services, and we will assist you with this if needed.
Telephone/audio only services can no longer be provided.
In order to continue with your medications, you must meet with your prescriber in person at least once every 3 months.
Please see your therapist and/or case manager with any questions or concerns.
Hegira Health and Community Care Services have merged to become a more comprehensive, stronger Hegira Health Inc.
We are BETTER TOGETHER for you!
Addiction & Law
Chris O'Droski held a discussion panel alongside Judge Greg Clinton, Judge Breeda O'Leary, Professor Lauren Rousseau, and Representative Laurie Pohutsky. In this episode, we learned about how laws and policies affect people facing addiction and how lawmakers' perspectives on addictions have changed over time due to substance use prevention services.
Hegira Health Director of Children’s Outpatient Services Deborah Stone spoke to Angela T. Moore on her show “Empowered” on 910am Superstation-WFDF about encouraging healthy self-esteem in teens. Listen to Deborah’s interview at the 31-minute mark!
On World Teen Mental Wellness Day, Hegira Health Director of Children’s Outpatient Services Deborah Stone spoke to WWJ's Brooke Allen with WWJ Newsradio 950 about mental health challenges faced by teens. Deborah encouraged parents to start having conversations with their children about mental health, and the importance of identifying any behaviors that may be interrupting their child’s day-to-day life.
On February 25, Hegira Health Director of Clinical Development Andrea Rodgers shared how self-esteem, or how we view ourselves, impacts every aspect of our lives, including our relationships with others with WXYZ-TV Channel 7. Andrea talked about the importance of building self-esteem, and how to model positive self-esteem to children.
February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month! Hegira Health licensed therapist and Director of Children's Outpatient Services Deborah Stone shared how we can cultivate, grow and develop a healthy self-esteem with Deena Centofani and Lee Thomas on “The Nine” on Fox 2 Detroit.
CEO Carol Zuniga
Hegira Health announces organizational restructure, New CEO Carol Zuniga
Changes take effect Oct. 1, Current CEO Ed Forry, will take new president role
Hegira Health, Inc., a top behavioral healthcare provider in Wayne County, announces a new corporate structure starting Oct. 1, 2021. Hegira Health CEO Ed Forry worked with his Board of Directors on a succession plan that reconfigures the corporation's executive management. In May, the board unanimously approved the plan, which includes the promotion of Executive Director Carol Zuniga as the new CEO and Ed Forry, who has held the top position for 48 years, continuing in the corporation as President and Vice Chairman of the Board.
Hegira Health CEO Ed Forry communicated last week to Hegira Health staff, “It is with great pleasure and confidence that I announce the promotion of current Executive Director Carol Zuniga to the Chief Executive Officer position on October 1, 2021. The board’s goal is to provide a seamless transition of the CEO's role and authority to Carol Zuniga, who will be fully vested with the responsibilities and authority as prescribed by our board to operate, manage, and oversee all aspects of the corporation.” He added, “As President, I shall continue to provide consultation and leadership in expanding and enhancing Hegira Health’s scope of business, increasing the footprint of Hegira Health, and creating growth and development. I believe this transfer of CEO responsibility and authority to Carol Zuniga will continue to create a strong and viable environment for the future advancement and growth of Hegira Health.
Hegira Health Chairman of the Board Pat O'Neil, Executive Director Carol Zuniga and Current CEO Ed Forry.
Carol is recognized throughout Michigan for her leadership, creativity and knowledge of healthcare programming and funding and brings nearly 28 years of clinical and management experience with Hegira Health to her new position.”
Carol Zuniga has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry and has dedicated her career to ensuring that quality behavioral health care services are readily available to residents of all income levels across southeastern Michigan. Originally from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Zuniga graduated from Radford University (Radford, VA), where she completed her MS in Clinical Psychology; and from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN), where she received her BS in Psychology. She has been licensed as a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) in the State of Michigan since 1987.