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
            
GAYLORD 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



Ironmen Health Center - Mancelona


The Ironmen Health Center is a school-linked health facility of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, in collaboration with Mancelona Public Schools, located at the Mancelona Family Resource Center. We offer services to anyone aged 5 to 21 (and their children). Appointments are available year-round and same-day appointments may be available during our hours of operation (listed below). We offer health care and prevention services, including screenings to detect behavioral or developmental issues, and information for parents and guardians on nearly any topic related to adolescent health. All services are FREE. We also assist uninsured families with MIChild and Healthy Kids applications.

Physical Health and Mental Health Services include:
› Education and referrals to establish a primary care provider
› Individual, family and group counseling with a licensed Therapist
› Health assessments and risk reduction
› Treatment for illness, including prescriptions
› Treatment for injuries
› Chronic disease management in partnership with health care provider
› Physical exams for school, sports and camp
› Basic laboratory services and tests
› Referral for specialty health services
› Immunizations
› Vision/hearing screening
› Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, screening and treatment with abstinence-based education
› Education and resources to better understand the health care system

The focus is on prevention, as well. The choices students make about alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, eating and physical activity, and personal relationships stay with them the rest of their lives. The Ironmen Health Center staff is devoted to promoting healthy choices for students. Our mission is to offer students in Mancelona primary health care services with a focus on preventive health and reduction of risk behaviors, removing barriers to students' academic success, and promoting health and fitness now and in the future.

A note about consent:

Parents/guardians must provide consent for their minor children for services at the Ironmen 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.

IHC STAFF:


Joshua Meyerson, MD, MPH , Medical Director

Dr. Meyerson is a pediatrician and Medical Director at the Health Department, with extensive experience treating adolescents. He oversees clinical activities at the IHC and treats some students.
 

Tammy Hickman, RN, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Hickman is a pediatric nurse practitioner who has provided care to children, adolescents, and their families for over 25 years, including over 10 years at the Health Department. She treats students' illnesses and injuries, provides other primary care services, and supervises day-to-day activities at the IHC.
 

Rebecca Litzner, LMSW, Mental Health Counselor

Ms. Litzner is available for individual, family, and group mental health counseling.
 

Marcie Grabruck, Community Health Worker

Ms. Grabruck works with school staff, IHC staff, and community agencies to coordinate and link services for Mancelona youth.
 

Carey Squires, Public Health Technician

Ms. Squires greets clients, manages the Ironmen Health Center reception desk, and provides application assistance for Medicaid/Healthy Kids and MIChild.
 

Erika Van Dam, MPH, CHES, Coordinator

Ms. Van Dam coordinates the Ironmen Health Center program and oversees day-to-day activities.
 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Front Desk & Scheduling:


Monday - Friday 8 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Clinic Hours:


Monday - Thursday 8 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 8 am -12 pm

Closed daily 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Call (800) 432-4121 or 231-587-9840 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Hornet Health Center - Pellston


The Hornet Health Center is a school-linked health services program operated by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, in collaboration with Pellston Public Schools, located in the Pellston High/Middle School. We offer services to anyone aged 5 to 21 (and their children). Appointments are available during the school year and same-day appointments may even be available during our hours of operation (listed below). We offer health care and prevention services, including screenings to detect behavioral or developmental issues, and information for parents and guardians on nearly any topic related to child and adolescent health. All services are FREE. We also assist uninsured families with MIChild and Healthy Kids applications.

Physical Health and Mental Health Services include:
› Nursing assessment
› Care for minor injuries and acute illness, such as strep throat, ear infections, rash, etc. (Prescriptions provided through telemedicine with off-site Nurse Practitioner.)
› Basic laboratory services and tests
› Health assessments and risk reduction
I› mmunizations
› Monitoring of blood pressure, height, weight, and BMI
› Chronic disease management in partnership with a health care provider
› Referrals for primary care and specialty health services
› Primary care services through the use of telemedicine
› Individual, family and group counseling with a licensed therapist

The focus is on prevention, as well. The choices students make about alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, eating and physical activity, and personal relationships stay with them the rest of their lives. The Hornet Health Center staff is devoted to promoting healthy choices for students. Our mission is to offer students in Pellston services with a focus on preventive health and reduction of risk behaviors, removing barriers to students' academic success, and promoting health and fitness now and in the future.

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.

HHC STAFF:


Joshua Meyerson, MD, MPH , Medical Director

Dr. Meyerson is a pediatrician and Medical Director at the Health Department, with extensive experience treating adolescents. He oversees clinical activities at the HHC and treats some students.
 

Melanie Drier, RN, School Nurse

Ms. Drier provides physical health services and wellness education services.
 

Rachelle Rife, LPC, Mental Health Counselor

Ms. Rife is available for individual, family, and group mental health counseling.
 

Erika Van Dam, MPH, CHES, Coordinator

Ms. Van Dam coordinates the Hornet Health Center program and oversees day-to-day activities.
 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Front Desk & Scheduling:


Monday - Friday 8 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Clinic Hours:


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Closed daily 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Call (800) 432-4121 or 231-539-8550 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Rambler Wellness Program


The Rambler Wellness Program is a collaboration with Boyne City Public Schools, with major funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). The program is located in the Boyne City Elementary and Middle School and serves students in K-8th grades. Physical and mental health care services are available, as well as Wellness Education and Health Insurance Assistance.

Physical Health Care Services include:

› Nursing assessment
› Care for minor injuries
› Treatment of mild discomfort due to headache, menstrual cramps, etc.
› Monitoring of blood pressure, height, weight, BMI
› Chronic disease management in partnership with health care provider
› Referral for primary care and specialty health services
› Health assessments and risk reduction
› Assessment of immunization records and immunization clinics

Mental Health Services (with a Licensed Therapist) include:

› Individual counseling
› Group counseling sessions
› Family therapy
› Case management or referral for other mental health services

Wellness Education Services inlcude:

› Individual health education › Classroom presentations
› Small group presentations
› Faculty and staff professional development and training

Health Insurance Assistance

The Rambler Wellness Program can help students and their families enroll in Medicaid/Healthy Kids or MIChild. MIChild is a health insurance program for uninsured children ages 0- 19 at a price you can afford (Blue Cross coverage for all children in a family for $10/month). Healthy Kids is free health care coverage for pregnant women, babies, and children under age 19.

A Note on Parental Consent:

Parents/Guardians are very important to us! Parents/guardians must provide consent for their minor children for services at the School Wellness Program by signing a Parent/Guardian Consent Form.

Call (800) 432-4121 or 231-439-8253 for more information.

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RAMBLER WELLNESS PROGRAM STAFF:


Joshua Meyerson, MD, MPH , Medical Director

Dr. Meyerson is a pediatrician and Medical Director at the Health Department, with extensive experience treating adolescents. He oversees clinical activities at the RWP and treats some students.
 

Sue McCloskey, RN, BSN, School Nurse

Ms. McCloskey provides physical health services and wellness education services.
 

Jessica Kempke, MA, LPC, NCC, Mental Health Counselor

Ms. Kempke is available for individual, family, and group mental health counseling.
 

Erika Van Dam, MPH, CHES, Coordinator

Ms. Van Dam coordinates the Rambler Wellness Program and oversees day-to-day activities.
 


Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center


The Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Centeris a school-based health facility of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, in collaboration with Gaylord Public Schools, located in Gaylord High School. We offer services to anyone aged 10 through 21 (and their children). Appointments are available year-round and same-day appointments may be available during our hours of operation (listed below). We offer health care and prevention services, including screenings to detect behavioral or developmental issues, and information for parents and guardians on nearly any topic related to adolescent health. All services are FREE. We also assist uninsured families with MIChild and Healthy Kids applications.

Physical Health and Mental Health Services include:

› Education and referrals to establish a primary care provider
› Individual, family and group counseling with a licensed Therapist
› Health assessments and risk reduction
› Treatment for illness, including prescriptions
› Treatment for injuries
› Chronic disease management in partnership with health care provider
› Physical exams for school, sports and camp
› Basic laboratory services and tests
› Referral for specialty health services
› Immunizations
› Vision/hearing screening
› Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, screening and treatment with abstinence-based education
› Education and resources to better understand the health care system

The focus is on prevention, as well. The choices students make about alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, eating and physical activity, and personal relationships stay with them the rest of their lives. The Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center staff is devoted to promoting healthy choices for students. Our mission is to offer students in Gaylord primary health care services with a focus on preventive health and reduction of risk behaviors, removing barriers to students' academic success, and promoting health and fitness now and in the future.

A note about consent: Parents/guardians must provide consent for their minor children for services at the Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness 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.

GAYLORD BLUE DEVIL WELLNESS CENTER STAFF:


Joshua Meyerson, MD, MPH , Medical Director

Dr. Meyerson is a pediatrician and Medical Director at the Health Department, with extensive experience treating adolescents. He oversees clinical activities at the GBDWC and treats some students.
 

Cheryl D. Gunther, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Gunther is a family nurse practitioner and has provided care to children, adolescents, and their families for many years. She treats client illnesses and injuries, provides other primary care services, and supervises day-to-day activities at the GBDWC.
 

Nicole Montgomery, LLMSW, Mental Health Professional

Ms. Montgomery is available for individual, family, and group mental health counseling.
 

Pam Kwapis, Public Health Technician

Ms. Kwapis greets clients, manages the GBDWC reception desk, and provides application assistance for Medicaid/Healthy Kids and MIChild.
 

Erika Van Dam, MPH, CHES, Coordinator

Ms. Van Dam coordinates the GBDWC and oversees day-to-day activities.
 

HOURS OF OPERATION:


Front Desk & Scheduling:


Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Clinic Hours:


Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am -12 pm

Closed daily 12:45 - 1:15 pm

Call (800) 432-4121 or 989-732-6890 for more information or to make an appointment.

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