Child and Adolescent Health Program



IRONMEN HEALTH CENTER
Mancelona Family
Resource Center
205 Grove St.
Mancelona, MI 49659
231-587-9840
            
HORNET HEALTH CENTER
Pellston High/
Middle School
172 Park St.
Pellston, MI 49769
231-539-8550

RAMBLER
WELLNESS PROGRAM

Boyne City Elementary:
930 Brockway
Boyne City Middle School:
1025 Boyne Ave.
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 439-8253
            
BLUE DEVIL
WELLNESS CENTER

Gaylord High School
90 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-6890

The Health Department's Child & Adolescent Health Program is jointly funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Services are aimed at achieving the best possible physical, intellectual and emotional status of children and adolescents by providing services that are high quality, accessible and acceptable to youth. The Child and Adolescent Health Program promotes the health of children, adolescents, and their families by providing important primary, preventative, and early intervention health care services. These centers provide primary care, preventative care, comprehensive health assessment, vision and hearing screening, medication, immunization, treatment of acute illness, co-management of chronic illness, health education, behavioral and/or developmental health screenings, and mental health care.

The MDHHS and MDE embrace the notion that Healthier Students Learn Better, Better Learners Graduate, and Higher Graduation Rates=Healthier Communities! The findings from the Michigan Evaluation of School-Based Health (MESH), a three-year outcome study conducted by Michigan State University, indicate that health centers are associated with a wide range of health benefits. Compared to non-users, users of health center services reported significantly better health outcomes and behaviors. The presence of health centers in schools was associated with health benefits for the entire student population, such as:

› greater satisfaction with health
› engaging in more physical activity
› eating more healthy foods
› greater family involvement
› more active social problem-solving skills
› less physical discomfort
› less emotional discomfort
› higher self-esteem
› engaging in fewer individual risks
› fewer threats to achievement
› fewer negative peer influences

A note about consent:

Parents/guardians must provide consent for their minor children for services at the Hornet Health Center by completing, signing, and returning a Parent/Guardian Consent for Medical/Dental Services form. The only exceptions, according to Michigan law, are emergencies that threaten life or limb, substance abuse services, HIV counseling and testing, sexually transmitted infection treatment, and for minors 14 and older--mental health services. People who are age 18 or older, legally emancipated, legally married, under court order, in the presence of a law officer when parents cannot be promptly located and/or members of the US Armed Forces provide consent for themselves.

Child and Adolescent Health Program Administrative Staff:

Joshua Meyerson, MD, MPH
Medical Director

            

Natalie Kasiborski, PhD, LMSW, MPH
Director of Community Health

            

Nicole Montgomery, LMSW
Coordinator

            

Kelly Matter
PHT Supervisor