Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the new Traverse Health Clinic October 19th!
Traverse City, MI October 4—Traverse Health Clinic will celebrate their one new location on Wednesday, October 19th, with a ribbon cutting and media event at noon. The celebration will be followed with a community Open House from 12-2 and 4-6.
The new location at 1719 S. Garfield Avenue, is a long-awaited improvement to the current cramped facility. When a Federal Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) health infrastructure investment grant (#C8DCS29205) for $1 million was awarded to Traverse Health last year, they knew this was the jump start they needed. Then came the generous support of community donors during our on-going $500,000 campaign.
October 24th, when the new location at 1719 S. Garfield Avenue opens its doors, the Logan Valley clinic and administrative offices, as well as the Hall Street clinic location, will be permanently closed. All staff will move into the one new location and services will remain the same. The phone number, 231-935-0799 and hours also remain the same:
- Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
The new location will nearly double the square footage of the community health center and increase exam rooms from 8 to 12. The floor plan will allow for more patients to be seen and much more efficient workflow. The new site, being on a major road, will have easier accessibility and visibility, ample parking, as well as a conference room large enough for community outreach programs.
The new health center will help facilitate the “health care home” concept whereby teams of providers and staff give comprehensive primary care, including behavioral health counseling. “Because of this new space, we will be able to increase access to primary care and behavioral health counseling for all members of our community. Projections are for about 17,000 total encounters by the end of 2018, enabling us to comfortably serve over 4,200 people annually.” stated Arlene Brennan, Chief Executive Officer.”
HRSA Acknowledgement and Disclaimer: This project is supported by the Health and Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number C8DCS29205, Health Infrastructure Investment Program, in the amount of $1.0M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.