To help support adults in Northern Michigan, we provide many different services. Choose a category below to find programs to meet your needs. Not finding what you're looking for, or could use some guidance? Our Central Intake operators are happy to help: 1-800-432-4121.
We provide colorectal cancer screening for men and women age 50-64 through Michigan's Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRDEDP ). Services include Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) and/or a colonoscopy at a local hospital. Positive FIT/fobt referrals from provider offices are welcome.
A FREE program offering connections to community resources for adults, children, and families. Individuals will get help with access to medical care, transportation, food, utilities, education, job-seeking services and more! Services are provided by phone calls, office visits or home visits and delivered by a Community Health Worker, Registered Nurse and/or a Social Worker in Antrim, Emmet, Charlevoix and Otsego counties. Clients may be referred by their physician or via self-referral by calling 1-800-432-4121.
The Health Department offers immunizations to all ages. We work with most insurances and have programs to make vaccines affordable or free for all individuals. The Health Department also offers free vaccine education for any individuals or families that have concerns or questions related to vaccines. Call 1-800-432-4121 to schedule an appointment at any of our locations or any of our off-site clinics.
If you are having trouble enrolling in Medicaid, or if you just have question about whether you qualify, call 1-800-432-4121. We can answer your questions and help you enroll. Also, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has a convenient online application service for the following Medicaid programs: MIChild, Healthy Kids, and MOMS.
Click here to apply online, or call 1-855-789-5610.
The Health Department offers low or no cost Sexual Health Services for anyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, income, or anything else! Those under 18 do NOT need parental consent to access services. Sexual Health Services provides STD testing (including Rapid HIV), birth control (including IUDs and implants), physical exams, Pap Smears, pregnancy testing, free condoms, and much more.
Access Northwest is a Syringe Service Program located in the Mancelona HDNW location. The program operates under the principle of Harm Reduction, which is a respectful, non-judgmental approach to reducing the harms of substance use that meets people where they are at. We provide access to sterile syringes, syringe disposal, sterile works, support, STI and Hep C testing, Naloxone and other harm reduction related supplies and services. For more information please visit, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
The Wise Choices program is for men or women who are at least 18 years old, insured or uninsured, and gives them the opportunity to evaluate their cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight. It is modeled after the WISEWOMAN program and provides the same opportunities to improve health and well-being. It is designed to screen participants and identify risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. For the participant who is ready to make a change, the Health Coach will work with them to choose a small step that will lead to better health. The focus is on blood pressure control, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, weight control and stress management. The best way to be successful is to take small manageable steps.
If you are a business and would like this program brought to your organization for a Wellness Activity, contact Health Department of Northwest Michigan at 1-800-432-4121.
This programs offers eligible women an opportunity to improve their health and well-being. Health coaches are available to help set small steps toward healthier lifestyles.The Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) program is for women who are age 40-64 and are referred from the BCCCNP program, and gives them the opportunity to evaluate their cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight. It is designed to screen women and identify risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The focus is on blood pressure control, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, weight control and stress management. The WISEWOMAN vision is that every woman has the opportunity to improve her health and well-being and that of her community. Health coaches are available to assist with small-steps toward health improvement.