Clinic receives designation as a Community Health Center


Clinic receives designation as a Community Health Center

Traverse Health Clinic is thrilled to have received word that we have received designation as a Community Health Center. “This designation allows us to receive annual grant funds from the federal government which will help us expand services. It has been a long and challenging road navigating all the changes that health reform has brought to our community clinic, “stated Arlene Brennan, Traverse Health Clinic’s Executive Director. “We worked very hard to achieve this, for it will allow the Clinic to continue providing necessary health services to many in our community.”

Every week, the Clinic currently sees 15-20 new people coming for care. “We know we will be serving even greater numbers of people beginning in 2014. While this designation will bring grant funding annually to the Clinic, it will initially be helpful to in part replace $1 million in funds lost due to The Affordable Care Act. Community support will continue to be an important part of what we are able to do,” stated Sherri Fenton, Development and Marketing Director at Traverse Health Clinic. “Additional funds remain critical to the Clinic’s ability to deliver affordable health services to those most in need in our region. Together with continued community support, this designation and ensuing grant will further prepare us to continue as the region’s primary care safety net, providing more individuals and families with access to high quality affordabel health care now and in the future.”

Get Tickets for The Cooks’ House 3rd Annual Benefit Pig Roast!

Swine and Shred, a block party to benefit Traverse Health Clinic (Clinic) will be held on Sunday October 6th. This 3rd annual pig roast picnic hosted by The Cook’s House in Traverse City was created out of gratitude and a resolve to give back to the Clinic for help once received. Chef Eric Patterson and Chef Jennifer Blakeslee of The Cooks’ House will roast a pig, which will be accompanied with side dishes donated by Bistro Fou Fou, Georgina’s, Great Lakes Culinary School, La Becasse, Mission Table, Morsels, Sweet Mama’s Kitchen, Towne Plaza and Trattoria Stella.

Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2013
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: The Cook’s House at 115 Wellington St.

The pig roast will feature a variety of foods and cash bar. Entertainment will be by The Reefermen and a skating demonstration by Lifer Skateboard Shop will be held in front of Little Fleet. Inside Little Fleet is silent auction art already on display featuring skateboard decks donated by Front Street Tatoo and hand designed by local and national artists.

Utopia Foundation to match gifts for pediatric supplies!

In the last year, since opening our doors to serving children, we have provided care to 62. In the upcoming year, the Clinic expects to serve 100 children, often from families experiencing challenging circumstances. We seek support for basic pediatric equipment and exam room supplies as the number of children served grows. Your support will fund basic health care essentials at the Clinic as we care for these children. These items include tongue depressors, BP cuffs, thermometers, band aids, pediatric epipens, small ear speculums, a hemoglobin machine with hand held microcuvettes, an audiometer, a computer and much more.

You could impact the health of a child. Would you consider making a gift to Traverse Health Clinic to help us care for our community’s children? Our immediate goal is $6,000. If you are able to make a tax-deductible gift of any amount to be matched, please do so on on the following website www.utopiafound.org/utopia-gifts.

Thank you for your support of our ‘kid kare!”

TC Roller Derby features the Traverse Health Clinic May 18th

May 18th the TC Roller Derby will feature Traverse Health Clinic as their charity of choice.  Various fundraising activities including a silent auction will benefit the Clinic’s pediatric  services.  The bout takes place at Howe Arena inside the Civic Center and begins at 6pm.  Stop by to say hello to our volunteers and help us bring Kids to Care.

Where:  Black Star Farms on Old Mission

When:   Dec. 8th for the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMPs) Annual Day of Giving when Black Star Farms supports the Clinic with 15% of all sales.

Time:     11 – 5

 

Enjoy browsing the art and craft bazaar while you enjoy tasting the area’s best wine!

Bill Marsh is hosting a “Heels on Wheels” Event for Thursday Night

Bill Marsh is hosting a “Heels on Wheels” event for Thursday night, Nov. 29th 4:30 – 7 in the Buick/GM showroom right on Garfield Ave.   For ladies, and it is absolutely FREE!  Great appetizers and wine…raffle prizes and goody bags. We would like as many women as possible to show up and prove that women make a difference!  Every 5 minute test drive that happens, Bill Marsh will donate $10 toward Traverse Health Clinic! If we have 100 that would mean $1000 donated to those in need of good solid health care and check ups!  Please show up!  You do not have to stay long…just long enough to support and possible win a prize!  Invite a friend!

 

Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

After hours care:
1-877-673-0237
(for established patients)

Clinic

3147 Logan Valley Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
Main Line:
231-935-0799 / 1-866-482-6987
After hours care:
1-877-673-0237
(for established patients)
Fax:
231-935-0962

Business Office

3155 Logan Valley Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
Main Line:
231-935-0799 / 1-866-482-6987
Fax:
231-935-0501
Media Inquiries:
231-935-0412