Pediatric specialty care in Metro Detroit

Trinity Health and University of Michigan Health are collaborating to improve care for children

University of Michigan Health and Trinity Health are committed to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place through shared clinical goals and ensuring patients have access to specialty care options near their local communities.

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Our organizations have come together to improve access to specialty care for Michiganders in a number of unique collaborations. Most recently, we are partnering to expand pediatric specialty care, through a new pediatric multispecialty clinic at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital in Pontiac that is expected to launch in November 2022.

Through our new formal collaboration, Trinity Health Oakland Hospital and University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will improve access to pediatric specialty care, keeping services close to home for families in the tri-county area.

This collaboration will significantly enhance the patient experience and lead to more coordinated care for pediatric patients from around the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this joint operating agreement?

University of Michigan Health will become a formal partner with Trinity Health in the delivery of pediatric specialty care for patients and families in the tri-county region. Both organizations look forward to continuing to strengthen and broaden access to pediatric specialty care throughout the communities Trinity Health Oakland Hospital serves.

What specialty services are available through Trinity Health Oakland Hospital?

Through Trinity Health Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, our teams will collectively offer a wide range of pediatric specialty care:

We look forward to expanding access to additional specialty services for children and families in the tri-county area.

Are more services now available through Trinity Health Oakland Hospital?

Initially, our focus is on integrating care to best serve our patients seamlessly, and with a focus on keeping care local. Over time, both organizations look forward to continuing to strengthen and broaden access to pediatric specialty care locally in the communities Trinity Health Oakland Hospital serves.

Is my family able to receive all of our care in Pontiac or will we need to travel to Ann Arbor?

Both organizations are committed to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Our goal is to give families access to extraordinary specialty care, close to home whenever possible. Together, by providing expert pediatric specialty care at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, we are improving access to specialty care, so families have less need to travel, not more.

Will my current Trinity Health Oakland Hospital pediatric providers change?

There are no changes to the existing Trinity Health Oakland Hospital medical staff planned related to the new joint venture. In the future, the goal is to make additional U-M pediatric specialty care options available locally in Pontiac.

Does the joint operating agreement impact my insurance coverage?

The new affiliation does not impact Trinity Health Oakland Hospital’s relationships with insurers. Trinity Health Oakland Hospital will continue to contract with payers on behalf of the pediatric specialty clinics offered through the joint operating agreement. If you have questions about your coverage, visit stjoeshealth.org/for-patients/billing-and-insurance/ or contact your insurer.

Will I receive a bill from Trinity Health Oakland Hospital or C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital?

Inpatient and outpatient services provided through Trinity Health Oakland Hospital and University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital under the joint operating agreement will be billed for by Trinity Health.

How will University of Michigan Health and Trinity Health Oakland Hospital share electronic medical records and documentation? Which patient portal should I use?

Most care you receive through providers at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital will be managed through Trinity Health’s electronic medical records systems.  

U-M Health providers can access medical records for patients whose care they are involved in seamlessly through the provider portal.

As a donor to Trinity Health Oakland Hospital, will my donation stay in Pontiac?

Yes. Trinity Health Oakland Hospital remains an independent hospital with a focus on providing care for patients in the tri-county area. U-M Health’s goal in collaborating with Trinity Health Oakland Hospital is to expand access to advanced pediatric specialty care in these communities. Philanthropic support to Trinity Health Oakland Hospital will continue to be invested in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care to children and families in the tri-county area.

How do I find a C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital doctor who works at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital?

Information about the U-M providers who see patients at Trinity Health Oakland Hospital can be found on the webpages for each of our clinics on the left-hand side of this page.