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FAQ’s

What is the Traverse Health Clinic?

The Traverse Health Clinic is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) community health center that provides primary and preventive health care.

 

Where is Traverse Health Clinic located?

The Clinic is located at 3147 Logan Valley Road in Traverse City, just off South Airport Road in Logan Place West.  The BATA Bus stops in the front of the Logan Place West complex which we are in.

 

Who can use Traverse Health Clinic?

Our community health center is open to everyone, regardless of the type of public or private insurance people have – or even if they don’t have insurance – and at an affordable cost with fees adjusted based on household income and family size.  Every patient is welcome.  Our goal is for everyone in the community to have access to care.

 

What services are provided at Traverse Health Clinic?

Traverse  Health Clinic provides comprehensive care to address the health care needs of the whole person.  We offer primary and preventive care services, including diagnosing and treating illness, routine check-ups and screening tests.  We provide mental health counseling, low or no cost medications as well as access to dental care – all designed to keep the whole individual healthy.

To this end, we also provide supportive services such as health and wellness education, transportation assistance, translation, case management, insurance enrollment assistance – and more.

  

When is Traverse Health Clinic open?

We are open five days a week with some weeknights.  Please call ahead for an appointment at 231-935-0799.

 

I thought the Affordable Care Act meant everybody now has health care?

Although many people will sign up for Healthy Michigan (Michigan’s version of expanded Medicaid) or purchase subsidized insurance on the Marketplace, many will not and continue to go without health insurance – and a health care home.  Traverse Health Clinic will continue to be the community safety net for those individuals who are uninsured and in need of access to affordable health services.

 

How is the Traverse Health Clinic funded?

The Traverse Health Clinic is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) and largely dependent upon the private sector for support, with gifts, grants and in-kind support from many individuals, foundations and businesses.  Recent changes in the organization now allow for revenues from Medicaid, Medicare, private insurances and federal grant funding.  Funding from the community is necessary to underwrite care for individuals who are uninsured and unable to pay for their care, to provide special needs funds when extraordinary circumstances present, and to enhance clinic programs.

 

What are donations used for?

Community gifts are needed to help subsidize care for individuals whom have fallen through the crack – are uninsured and unable to afford necessary health services.

  

How do I make a donation to the Traverse Health Clinic?

Click here to make a donation or contact Sherri Fenton, Director of Development, at 231-935-0412 or sfenton@traversehcc.org, to learn more.