About Us

ACCESS was formed in 1971 by a small but passionate group of volunteers in a storefront in Dearborn’s south end. Through determination and hard work, we began to help the community’s Arab immigrant population thrive in the United States. Since then, we’ve grown into the largest Arab American nonprofit human services organization in the nation. Regionally and throughout the country, ACCESS offers nearly 100 programs in health care and research, employment and training, youth and education, social services, immigration and more. We serve southeast Michigan community members of every age, race and religion!

  • More than 1 million client visits per year
  • A nearly $17 million annual budget
  • More than 290 staff members with a combined capacity of 10 languages
  • ACCESS has 10 office locations in Wayne, Macomb & Oakland Counties

Why Do I Need Healthcare?

Health coverage helps pay costs when you need care

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health coverage helps pay for these costs and protects you from very high expenses. Follow the link below for more information.

  • What is Health Insurance?
  • Health Insurance Helps You Pay for Care
  • Get Covered to Avoid Penalty
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What You Need to Know

Health Insurance and the Marketplace

Detailed information you should know about health insurance and the health insurance marketplace.

  • 5 Things to Know About Health Insurance
  • 3 Things to Know About the Health Insurance Marketplace
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For Individuals & Families

The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs

With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. Every health insurance plan in the new Marketplace will offer essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

  • 7 Things You Can Do to Get Ready Now
  • Explore the Marketplace
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For Small Businesses

A new way to buy health insurance for your small business

You’ll have more choice and control over your health insurance spending through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), a new program that simplifies the process of buying health coverage for your small business.

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