Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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MidMichigan Community Health Services is committed to keeping our patients, staff and community safe. In response to the heightened alert to the Coronavirus (referred to as COVID-19) outbreak, we have instituted the following:

  • Following all CDC and MDHHS guidelines
  • Limited access to facility entrances and are requesting all behavioral health and primary care patients use the front door for screening purposes
  • Offering televisits and in-person visits when needed
  • Walk-In testing for patients with COVID-like Symptoms
  • Available: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Drive-through testing and rapid testing no longer available
  • Set-up a health screening evaluation room in our specialty clinic where nurses can:
    • Swab for flu and strep throat
    • Have the ability to swab for COVID-19
  • If you have any questions about costs or insurance, call (989) 422-2181

For the safety of all, if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider immediately. If your provider office is closed, please contact Urgent Care prior to coming for direction on next steps.

To learn more about what MidMichigan Health is doing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 visit,

Free Counseling Helps You Enroll in Medicare and Marketplace Health Insurance Plans

Get Covered Stay Covered

MidMichigan Community Health Services provides insurance enrollment counselors to help patients and community members enroll for insurance. To schedule a free on-site appointment with an Outreach enrollment counselor, call (989) 422-2158.

Open Enrollment Dates

  • Medicare Enrollment: October 15, 2021 - December 7, 2021
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment: November 1, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Walk-In/Schedule/Call for a COVID-19 Vaccine

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All patients 12 and older are now eligible for the COVID Vaccine. There are three ways to get the vaccine at MidMichigan Community Health Services:

Review Medical Considerations

If you have any of the following conditions, please read before scheduling a vaccine appointment, as these conditions can impact the timing of your appointment:

  1. Cancer, Rheumatology or Immune Disorders - Consult your specialist before scheduling a COVID vaccine appointment to learn how the vaccine may impact your immune response and/or some medications you may be taking.
  2. Received Antibody Treatments for COVID-19 - Based on current recommendations, patients should wait 90 days after receiving monoclonal antibody (BAM) or convalescent plasma treatment before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Prior History of COVID-19 - Patients will need to wait at least 10 days after diagnosis and be symptom free and out of quarantine before receiving the vaccine. They may want to wait up to 90 days based on current evidence suggesting they may be protected for up to 90 days.
  4. Mammograms - If you are due for a routine screening mammogram, we recommend scheduling your mammogram before your first dose or 4-6 weeks after your final dose of the COVID vaccine.

More information about the above conditions is also in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Which Vaccines Are Currently Available?

  • We are currently using the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines, which are a 2-dose series.
  • For more information regarding the Moderna Vaccine please visit the CDC Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine website. This website has the most up-to-date information including incredients, side effects, etc.

MidMichigan Urgent Care - Houghton Lake

ATTENTION: If you are experiencing cough, fever or concern for travel-related illness, please call Urgent Care at (989) 422-2181 before coming to the facility.

MidMichigan Urgent Care - Houghton LakeWalk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. Patients of all ages welcome. No appointment required. Occupational health services also available.

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Medical Care Discounts Available

At MidMichigan Community Health Services, we believe that everyone has the right to affordable, quality healthcare. We offer a Medical Care Discount Program which offers a sliding scale fee to patients who may not be able to afford healthcare or prescriptions.

MidMichigan Community Health Services

MidMichigan Community Health Services is a federally-qualified community health center (FQHC) serving Houghton Lake, Michigan and the surrounding areas. We provide primary and specialty health care for all, with a particular emphasis on access for the underserved. Our facilities include:

We also partner with schools in Harrison, Houghton Lake and Roscommon, Michigan to provide school-based health centers.

This center receives Health & Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

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Annual Community Report

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