Genetic Health Services

Clinical Genetic Services

Genetic counseling is the educational process of giving patients and their family members information about birth defects, genetic diseases, or other medical conditions that tend to run in a family. A genetic evaluation may include a review of family history or medical records, or performing tests. It might include examining the patient or relatives who may be at risk.

You might benefit from a genetics clinic session if you have questions about:

  • The cause of a medical condition or developmental problem.
  • The chance of the same condition showing up in your children or other relatives.
  • Available choices based on an understanding of medical genetics, existing treatments, and other factors.
  • Recent genetic discoveries and current research about your condition.
  • Where to find medical specialists, community resources and parent support groups in your area or nationally.

For more information on genetic services email genetics@michigan.gov or call toll free 1.866.852.1247

Make the most of your Genetics Clinic visit

Communication is the key to a worthwhile visit so be prepared when you go to your visit! Here are a few tips to help you:

  • Share information about your family's health history.
  • Ask your genetics health care provider any questions you might have about the care or treatment you or a loved one is receiving.
  • Ask your genetic counselor to explain a word or phrase if you do not understand.
  • Write down your questions and bring them with you to your appointment.
  • Help your genetics team by talking about any change in health status, no matter how small.
  • Express your personal and cultural beliefs.
  • Make informed personal decisions.

DISCLAIMER: The list of genetics clinics includes facilities in Michigan with geneticists and/or genetic counselors who are certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling. This directory is included for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Michigan Genetics Connection or any state/federal agencies. You may want to ask your own health care provider about a referral for genetic services.

Below is a brief listing of where you or your family members can go for genetic counseling services in Michigan. The outreach sites are staffed by genetics professionals from the medical centers.

Ann Arbor
University of Michigan
Cancer Genetics Clinic
734.647.8906
Ocular Genetics Clinic
734.936.8638
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk
Evaluation Program

734.764.0107
Medical Genetics Clinic
(adult)
734.763.2532
Pediatrics Genetics Clinic
734.764.0579
Neurogenetic Disorders Clinic
(all ages)
734.936.3087
Perinatal Assessment Center
734.763.4264
Disorders/Differences of Sex Development
734.232.0436
Dearborn
Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn
Clinical Cytogenetics
313.593.8483
Detroit
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University
Children's Hospital
Genetics & Metabolism Clinic
313.745.5437
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Cancer Genetic Counseling Service
1.313.576.8748
Hutzel Hospital
Prenatal Genetics Clinic
313.745.7066
University Health Center
Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease Clinic
& Neurogenetics Clinic (adult)

313.577.1689
Henry Ford Health System
Clinical Genetics (reproductive and cancer)
313.916.3188
East Lansing
Michigan State University
Genetics Clinic
517.884.8600
Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health Cancer Genetics Services
616.486.6218
Spectrum Health Medical Genetics (Pediatic & Adult)
616.391.2700
Spectrum Health Maternal Fetal Medicine (Prenatal)
616.391.3681
Midland
Mid-Michigan Medical Center
800.999.3199
Cancer Genetic Counseling Services
989.839.6185
Okemos
Michigan State University
Pediatric Genetic Services
517.349.6560
Royal Oak
William Beaumont Hospital
Pediatric Genetics Clinic
248.551.4363
Reproductive Genetics Clinic
248.551.0395
Cancer Genetics Program
248.551.3388
Traverse City
Munson Medical Center
Cancer Genetics Clinic
231.392.0552

Outreach Sites:

Flint, Kalamazoo clinics by Michigan State University - 517.364.5860

Gaylord, Marquette, Traverse City by University of Michigan - 734.764.0579