Access to Health Care

Project Bismutha

The Chaldean Community Foundation in affiliation with the Chaldean American Association for Health Professionals (CAAHP) provides free and low-cost medical services for uninsured Iraqi Christians through Project Bismutha. CAAHP’s compassionate-care of volunteer healthcare networks offers medical services with access to affordable prescription medication. Laboratory work is provided by Ascension Providence Hospital. Project Bismutha is open to eligible adult members of the Metro Detroit Iraqi Christian community who are:
  • 18 years of age and older
  • Medically uninsured
  • Meet the financial eligibility guidelines
  • Not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare
  • Legal residents of the United States

Available Services include:

  • Primary and preventative healthcare
  • Medication Access
  • Maintenance of chronic health challenges
  • Lab Services
For more information, visit or call 586-722-7278.  

Project Bismutha Provided:

in-kind services
$147,500 worth of in-kind services
Physician appointments
548 Physician appointments
Prescription values
1,917 Prescriptions valued in excess of $7,330
lab work
$35,288 Worth of lab work thanks to a generous grant from Ascension

Ascension Primary Health Outpatient Clinic

Connected to the Project Light offices at the Chaldean Community Foundation, the Ascension Primary Health Outpatient Clinic is associated with Ascension Medical Group. The clinic services include point-of-care labs, referrals, testing and vaccinations, as well as hospital resources like advanced imaging. If hospital admission is required, patients are taken to Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Staffed with an Office Manager, Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, Medical Assistant and Front Desk Manager, the clinic is fully operational. Dr. Wafa S. Barkho, MD is the primary physician at the facility. She has over 35 years of experience, with a specialty in Family Medicine. She has worked in three different countries over her career and studied at the Baghdad College of Medicine and had her residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe. Ascension Primary Care Hours of Operation:
  • Monday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (586) 738-9475.