Northwest Michigan Health Services to open clinic in Manistee


MANISTEE — A brand new Northwest Michigan Well being Providers clinic will open on Parkdale Avenue in Manistee someday this spring.

Gwen Williams chief growth officer of Northwest Michigan Well being Providers, mentioned an actual date has not but been set.

Even if the precise constructing, which is positioned at 148 Parkdale Ave. just isn’t open but, Northwest Michigan Well being Providers continues to be serving sufferers in Manistee, in keeping with Williams. 

“We’re nonetheless assembly the medical wants of our sufferers throughout this building time by way of a transportable medical clinic that’s arrange on-site and thru telemedicine visits. We don’t have the ultimate phrase on after we might be open for enterprise within the new constructing however are hoping for the spring,” Williams mentioned. 

She famous that there might be six folks on employees at any given time once they formally open.

“We now have a nurse practitioner, affected person registration specialist, medical assistant, group well being employee, operational director and behavioral well being therapist who will work out of the constructing,” Williams mentioned.

The clinic will supply a full array of companies together with psychological and behavioral well being companies.

Williams mentioned, “We are going to supply a full vary of major care companies for all ages. Moreover, we help our sufferers with behavioral well being counseling, treatment help, and affected person help companies like Medicaid / Medicare enrollment help and referrals to exterior companies for help with housing, transportation, meals, schooling and different wants.”

Whereas Northwest Michigan Well being Providers has served Manistee for some time it has not had its personal constructing. It was beforehand positioned on the Subsequent Era Studying Heart and rented house within the constructing however famous that sufferers had issue discovering the clinic. Williams mentioned that “made it laborious to develop our affected person base.” She additionally famous that the small house made it laborious to serve sufferers safely in the course of the pandemic. 

Williams famous the significance of serving sufferers in Manistee.

“Our board is 100% dedicated to serving to to serve the wants of the Manistee group. We all know that there are a lot of residents in Manistee who would profit from with the ability to entry complete companies in a single location, with or with out insurance coverage,” she mentioned. 

She mentioned after the pandemic hit, they determined to begin in search of a brand new location.

“When our earlier web site was unable to deal with all of the companies wanted safely by way of COVID, we instantly started different options. The constructing at 148 W. Parkdale may have bigger examination rooms, bigger ready room, might be extra seen to the general public and permit for added affected person help companies and onsite behavioral well being counseling. This clinic is the second main funding that Northwest Michigan Well being Providers has made right here; final 12 months we opened a toddler and adolescent well being heart at (Manistee Space Public Colleges) additionally,” Williams mentioned.


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