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By donating to Northwest Michigan Health Services, you will be helping to ensure that someone’s ability to pay does not dictate their ability to seek and receive high quality health care. Visit our Testimonials page to read about the impact of our work on the lives of real patients in northwestern lower Michigan.

Our Mission

Northwest Michigan Health Services is a federally qualified community health center with four clinics dedicated to providing high-quality, low-cost healthcare throughout the seven-county area of northwest lower Michigan. We deliver a wide range of health services to the people in our communities, always serving with dignity and compassion.

Our Services

The dedicated staff at NMHSI takes a team approach to providing culturally sensitive, integrated health care for all patients who come through our doors. We do not turn away patients because of income, occupation, age, ethnicity, or country of origin. We help all patients achieve their health goals by providing:

· 4 Clinic Sites (Traverse City, Benzonia, Manistee, Shelby) serving a seven-county area

· Primary Care Medical Services

· Primary Preventive and Restorative Dental Services

· Behavioral Health Counseling

· Mobile Dental Services

· Community Health Workers who help with insurance enrollment and accessing community resources

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Your Tax-Deductible Donation Will Make an Impact!

By donating to Northwest Michigan Health Services, you are supplementing the unmet health care needs of families throughout our region. You are helping patients receive the medical, dental, and behavioral health care they need to be well and become their own health care advocates.

NMHSI has several funds that support our patients and their families. These funds are how we help patients bridge the gap between worry and wellness:

  • Equipment Needs Fund
    Thanks to donations to this fund, last year we were able to purchase two panoramic X-Rays for our dental clinics.  In 2021 we anticipate we will need to replace outdated equipment in some of our medical and dental sites, and purchase equipment for our new school-based health center.  Your donations will have a major impact on our ability to meet community needs.
  • Dental Health Fund
    Dental prosthetics—items such as crowns or dentures—are produced in an outside lab and are not covered in our sliding fee scale. Designating your donation to our dental health fund will directly support the purchase of crowns and dentures for patients who would otherwise go without. You will be contributing to the self-esteem and dignity of those patients whose poor oral health visibly marks them and affects their ability to work. A full set of dentures costs $2,800. Our goal is to help 20 patients a year through this fund, at an annual cost of $56,000.
  • Greatest Area of Need Fund
    Support the unforeseen and unpredictable organizational expenses that arise throughout the year. Your donation will help us provide supportive services to our patients, extend our outreach into the community, and ensure the sustainability of our care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, donations will help us continue critical front line work in our community, including curbside testing and supplying personal protective equipment (PPE).

Our health is our greatest resource. Help us to protect and nurture this resource throughout northwest lower Michigan. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that someone’s ability to pay does not dictate his or her ability to receive high-quality health care.

If you’re ready to help, simply click the Donate button above.

Please contact Heidi Britton at 231-947-1112 with any questions regarding Northwest Michigan Health Services or supporting our health care services. Thank you!

A message from our CEO:

We at NMHSI want to assure our patients and public that we are here for you. We are responding to rapidly-evolving recommendations regarding COVID-19 to assure the safety of our healthcare staff and community. We remain open and available to serve medical and behavioral health patients. We are pre-screening patients who present with fevers and cough, and triaging them out of our clinics for the most appropriate testing and follow-up. Responding to the recommendations of the Michigan Dental Association, we are now able to provide preventive dental services again, and are scheduling our existing patients whose appointments were cancelled previously. As always our medical, dental and behavioral health staff are available to our patients in our clinics and by phone at (231) 947-0351.

NMHSI is doing drive-through COVID testing at the Traverse City Clinic, 10767 E. Traverse Hwy. and at the Shelby Clinic at 119 S. State Street in partnership with Benzie-Leelanau Health Department and District Health Department #10. Anyone interested in being tested can call our COVID Test Hotline at 231-642-5292 for an appointment.

To support our patients and community who are suffering from increased anxiety and depression during COVID, we have a COVID Stress Warm Line. Call 231-655-3867 to speak to a counselor 8-4 M-F.

We will continue to post updates on Facebook and communicate changes to our patients through text, email, patient portal and phone contact.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.