MANISTEE — Manistee Space Public Colleges will host a digital ribbon slicing occasion unveiling its new Little one and Adolescent Well being Heart on Wednesday.
This onsite well being facility on the Manistee Center Excessive Faculty was established to offer entry for college kids ages 5 to 21 to medical and psychological well being companies.
“When the fundamental well being care wants of our college students are met, they’re higher capable of carry out in class,” stated Ron Stoneman, MAPS superintendent. “Providing accessible look after each preventative and acute care inside our district, we intend to offer our college students with a holistic strategy for total wellbeing.”
MAPS Little one and Adolescent Well being Heart presents complete major care and behavioral well being companies and might be open all year-round. The middle’s companions sought to create entry to companies wanted for MAPS college students of all ages in recognition of Manistee County’s rating knowledge charges which can be increased than the nationwide common for well being impression issues akin to youngsters in poverty, proportion of people uninsured and frequent psychological misery.
Medical companies supplied by the middle embrace:
• Bodily exams for college, sports activities and camp;
• Therapy for acute and continual sickness and accidents;
• Imaginative and prescient/listening to screenings and follow-up;
• Primary laboratory companies and assessments;
• Disaster Intervention;
• Referrals for specialty companies;
• Substance use counseling and training;
• Psychological well being counseling and referrals;
• Particular person or group group training; and
• STD and screening checks
The middle’s built-in group consists of Chelsea Menhart, household nurse practitioner, who will present scholar medical companies; and Priscilla Anglemyer, behavioral well being therapist with Northwest Michigan Well being Companies, who will present scholar psychological well being companies.
Stoneman stated the chance for the middle “wouldn’t have been attainable with out the experience and dedication of our hardworking companions at Northwest Michigan Well being Companies and Centra Wellness.”
“Collectively, we have been capable of safe grant funding from the State of Michigan’s State Faculty Assist Fund by way of a aggressive grant by the Michigan Division of Well being and Human Companies, the Manistee County High quality of Life Fund by way of the Manistee County Neighborhood Basis, the Michigan Well being Endowment Fund and the United Means of Manistee County,” he stated.
The general public is invited to attend the digital occasion through Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday by clicking right here. The assembly ID is 929 9088 6757 and the passcode is 731192.
The digital ribbon slicing will function Stoneman; Heidi Britton, of Northwest Michigan Well being Companies; Kirk Myers, of Northwest Michigan Well being Companies; Karen Goodman, of CentraWellness; Renee Topolski, of Faculty-Neighborhood Well being Alliance of Michigan; Michigan State Rep. Jack O’Malley; and state Sen. Curt VanderWall.
Following the ribbon slicing by MAPS scholar Lauren Bell and follow supervisor Lori Bell, there might be a video walk-through introducing the middle and employees.
“The extension of accessible well being companies, akin to these provided by the CAHC venture, may also help present preventative measures for our most weak residents,” Britton stated.