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MRH Employees Donate Thanksgiving Dinners to 10 Thumb Area Families

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is thankful for our Thumb Region residents that support our local hospital, so we wanted to give back to our communities as we approach the holiday season. In...

Sit Comfortably Thanks to Marlette Hospital Auxiliary Donation

Through various fundraising efforts throughout the year, the Marlette Hospital Auxiliary is able to purchase needed equipment and furnishings for Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) that enhance the...

Mayville Family HealthCare Supports Local Athletes

Marlette Regional Hospital and its family health care offices offer $10 sport physicals each year in an effort to help local athletes prepare for their sports season at an affordable price and half...

One Patient’s Story: With Hospice, You Don’t Feel Alone

Leo Sullivan is 86 years old, and up until most recently, is very independent. Born and raised in Marlette, Leo was married for 58 years, raised five children—one of which has carried on their...

McLaren Bay Region elects officers

At the Annual Meeting of the McLaren Bay Region Board of Directors conducted on November 7, 2018, the following individuals were elected to serve as officers of the Board: Chair, Gary E. Bosco;...

United Hospice Service Celebrates Record-Setting Luncheon

The volunteers and staff of United Hospice Service would like to thank supporters of the annual Hospice Luncheon that was held on Saturday, October 20th at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish...

McKenzie Health System Auxiliary Fall Event Raises More Than $5,000

With more than $5,200 raised, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary’s “Fall into the Holiday Spirit” annual event was a resounding success. Nearly 50 local sponsors donated a variety...

Polk Salad Annie’s Donates $1,600 to United Hospice Service

A relatively new music hub in the Thumb Area, Polk Salad Annie’s of Brown City, recently made a $1,600 donation to United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital following very successful...

Local Art Students participate in National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day was celebrated by McKenzie Health System and other organizations around the country on November 15. Each year on the third Thursday of November, the National Organization of...

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region has been recognized by the QOPI ® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc....

Family HealthCare of Brown City Supports Local Athletes

Marlette Regional Hospital and its family health care offices offer $10 sport physicals each year in an effort to help local athletes prepare for their sports season at an affordable price and half...

Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation Celebrates Record-Setting Tree of Shining Love

The Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation would like to thank supporters of the 30 th Anniversary Tree of Shining Love. Thanks to the support and generosity of 179 donors, 36 sponsors, and 1...

Nephrology Specialists Open Clinic in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that a new group of nephrology specialists will be seeing patients through the Specialty HealthCare Services office at Marlette Regional Hospital. Board...

McLaren Bay Region implements new emergency department partnership with American Physician Partners

A visit to the emergency room can be one of the most stressful, unpredictable, and potentially frustrating experiences of a person’s life. But a new partnership at McLaren Bay Region, along...

McKenzie Health System Participates in Meeting with New State Administration

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), which includes McKenzie Health System’s Medical Director Mark Hamed, MD, MBA, MPH, recently had the opportunity to participate in an Advisory...

MHS Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

December 18, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092 Registration is required by calling 810-648-6117.

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

McLaren Bay Region Parkinson’s Exercise and Movement Class

Thursday, December 6 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM, every Thursday McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living...

McLaren Bay Region Four Week Childbirth Series

Wednesday, January 2 - January 23 | 6:30PM - 9PM This class provides information on the process of labor and birth, including breathing, relaxation and other coping measures, hospital birthing...

Harbor Beach Community Hospital Announces Mental Health Services Coming Fall 2018

Harbor Beach Community Hospital (HBCH) is pleased to announce they will be offering mental health services starting in the fall of 2018. There is a great need for these services in our community. According to the National Institute for Health, approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental health issues every year (National Institute for Health). “Through the Community Health Needs Assessment and by listening to patient feedback, it became clear that we needed to increase access to mental health services on this side of the county,” said Trish VanNorman HBCH Grants Project Director.

The hospital along with partners Huron Behavioral Health, List Psychological Services, and Professional Counseling Services has completed eighteen months of planning to make these services a reality. The program is possible through grants from Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, and the Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, U.S. DHHS. Using grant funds in combination with insurance reimbursement, Harbor Beach Community Hospital will be able to meet the mental health needs of their patients. Services will include integrated behavioral health care, tele-psychiatry, and counseling.

Physician offices around the nation have become the gateway for mental health services thereby playing a critical role in identifying and treating those who are experiencing mental health issues. Integrated behavioral health will take place in the Harbor Beach Medical Clinic and the Port Hope Medical Clinic. A social worker will work alongside the primary care provider to help patients who are struggling with mental health needs. Additionally, the social worker will offer brief intervention and support for individuals with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. By integrating primary care and behavioral health, Harbor Beach Community Hospital is able to treat patients holistically. The social worker will as also be available for counseling sessions on a limited basis.

Some mental health issues require more intricate management of medication. Due to a lack of psychiatry services in our county, people in our community often travel hours to a psychiatrist. Using technology, tele-psychiatry will be offered in the Harbor Beach Medical Clinic, Port Hope Medical Clinic, Harbor Beach Specialty Clinic, and a satellite site in Bad Axe. Tele-psychiatry patients will be placed in a private room and connect with the provider through a secure high speed internet connection on a life size screen. Both child and adult psychiatry will be provided. With the growing issue of substance abuse across many communities, it is also difficult to access services to treat addictions. Substance abuse treatment will also be available via tele-health technology. Tele-psychiatry has been proven to be effective for all ages, and is already being utilized in HBCH’s Lakeview Extended Care and Rehab unit and Senior Life Solutions Clinic.

The Harbor Beach Community Hospital accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and various commercial insurances to help you meet your healthcare needs. It is advised that you check with your insurance provider regarding coverage of mental health services and referral requirements. Services will be starting in the fall of 2018. Watch for announcements regarding scheduling for services. To be placed on a call back list, contact Central Scheduling at 989-479-5024.

315 Mulholland Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Office: (989) 891-8810
Fax: (989) 891-8161
           

 



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