Community Benefit

One of the largest parts of community benefit is the cost of care provided by Henry Ford Allegiance Health to those who are underinsured or uninsured. Free and low-cost services that meet community health needs are another component of community benefit.

In 2018, Henry Ford Allegiance Health invested $89,899,833 in community benefit programs and services.

Examples of services Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides free to community members:

  • Health screenings and health fairs
  • Counseling and support to quit smoking
  • Grief counseling for adults, children and teens
  • Support and counseling for parents experiencing infant loss
  • Education and support for patients with diabetes, COPD and other chronic illnesses
  • Education and support for new parents
  • Transportation to hospital and physician visits
  • Meal delivery and nutrition education
  • Help with prescription costs, hearing aids, wheelchairs and other medical needs

Supporting Your Community

If you’d like to invest in your community, make a donation to the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation.

2018 Operating Costs

2018 Operating Costs


Overall Operating Costs


City Payroll Taxes


Property Taxes


Annual Payroll

Beds and Admission

Beds & Admissions


Hospital Admissions


Home Care Admissions


Specialty Hospital Admissions


Hospice Residence + In-Home Admissions




Licensed Beds


Hospice Residence Beds


Specialty Hospital Beds


Community Programs & Services


Total Investments in 2018

Cost of Care without Full Payment

Cost of Care Provided by Henry Ford Allegiance Health Without Full Payment


Charity Care

Services provided for qualified patients who cannot afford to pay


Bad Debt

Services provided without payment or at substantially less-than-standard charges


Medicaid Subsidy

Costs exceed Medicaid reimbursement for care provided


Medicare Subsidy

Costs exceed Medicare reimbursement for care provided

Health Care Support Services

Includes support for patients with asthma and chronic lung disease, organ transplants, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and grief and loss, family counseling, and smoking/tobacco cessation, meal delivery and nutrition eduction, prescription drugs, hearing aids, wheelchairs, and other free supplies for those who are unable to pay or are medically underserved, transport between the hospital and physician offices or patient homes, as well as emergency cash for those unable to pay for bus tokens or cab fare




People Served

Contributions to the Community

Contributions to the Community




People Served



Community Health Education

Community Health Education

Includes education related to AIDS/HIV, behavioral health, depression, fitness and exercise, family planning and prenatal health, community presentation, support groups and newsletters




People Served

Community Based Clinical Services

Community Based Clinical Services

Includes free screenings for blood pressure, vascular disease, cholesterol, cancer, hearing and behavioral health, and contributions to support the medically underserved through the Center for Family Health




People Served

Community Building Activities

Community Building Activities

Includes activities focused on improving social conditions, such as poverty and homelessness



Health Professions Education

Health Professions Education

Education and teaching activities, including medical, nursing and allied-health disciplines programs




People Served