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Scheurer Grief Support Group

Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM Country Bay Village, Pigeon, MI Beginning March 5 and ending May 28, 2019 Free meal for participants at 5:30 PM. $10 Suggested donation for series For more information,...

Scheurer Announces Spring CPR and First Aid Classes

For dates and times of classes, please click here

Wedding Bells Ring at Marlette Regional Hospital

It’s not every day that someone gets married at a hospital, but on February 22, 2019, Marlette Regional Hospital was the proud host of an impromptu wedding ceremony and reception! The...

Marlette Regional Hospital & Community Events

Senior Stretch & Exercise Class Mondays and Fridays at MRH East Campus in Marlette This class is offered free of charge every Monday and Friday morning from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Light exercise...

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Marlette Regional Hospital Offers Monthly Preventive Health Screenings

Preventive health screenings and monitoring is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and ward off chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, due to...

Marlette Regional Hospital Employees “Commit to Be Fit”

As a healthy start to the New Year, Marlette Regional Hospital employees faced off in a “Commit to be Fit” six-week weight-loss challenge. Teams of employees worked together to achieve...

Sandusky NHS Students Raise Funds for B.C.U.P.S. Program

In observance of winter homecoming festivities, Sandusky National Honor Society (NHS) and Sweetheart candidates dedicated Sweetheart Week to raising awareness about cancer and giving back to local...

Marlette Regional Hospital Expands Inpatient Therapy Services

Marlette Regional Hospital is pleased to share that their inpatient therapy services have recently expanded with the addition of the TRAN-SIT® car transfer training unit. TRAN-SIT® features...

McLaren Bay Region Earns Blue Distinction® Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has recognized McLaren Bay Region with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue...

Healthy Lifestyle Focuses on Human Trafficking on March 25

The Healthy Lifestyle Series is addressing a serious and timely topic at its March 25 workshop on “Human Trafficking” which will be presented by Stephanie Krieger, Analyst/Engagement...

McKenzie Health System First in State to Earn Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation

A clear signal of its focus on care for older adults, McKenzie Health System recently earned a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians....

HCECM Members Announce Golf Outings

For a list of 2019 golf outings, please click here

MHS Healthy Lifestyle Workshop

March 25, 5:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Guest Speaker: Stephanie Krieger, Analyst/Engagement Specialist, s7 Consulting Topic: “Human...

MHS Change 4 Life Support Group

March 26, 6:30 p.m. Location: Sandusky Presbyterian Church Meeting Room, 104 Lexington Street, Sandusky Discussion Leader: Christine Tanton Topic: “Stretch and Be Flexible” FREE,...

McLaren Bay Region Baby Class for BIG KIDS

Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for siblings ages 3-8 who are expecting a new baby at home, this class includes information about fetal development, newborns, sibling safety, the...

New! Safe@Home Course Offered in Marlette

Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) is offering a new, instructor-led Safe@Home course for students in grades 4th through 6th to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The course will be held...

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

April 5, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky FREE Registration is not necessary

$30 Adult Heart Screenings Offered in April at MRH

In partnership with Vascular Health Clinics, Marlette Regional is offering a limited number of $30 adult heart screenings for adults in April. The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional...

Harbor Beach Hospital Foundation European Tower Pheasant Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 2019 At Rooster Ranch: 7480 Germania Road, Ubly, MI 48475 For an event flyer, please click here

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual 5K

McLaren Bay Medical Foundation will host the fourth annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Uptown Bay City. The 5K Walk/Run will take place at 9:00 a.m., with awards given to the top finisher...

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.

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Bay City, Michigan 48708
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