Gov. Whitmer Visits MPCA Member Thunder Bay Hillman Location

HILLMAN–Governor Gretchen Whitmer traveled here to northern Michigan and visited Thunder Bay Community Health Service (TBCHS). The Governor was welcomed by the TBCHS staff and Board of Directors to share Thunder Bay’s school-based health center program model and the need for continued support to afford opportunities for access to care for the children and adolescents in our northern Michigan communities.

Thunder Bay provides primary care and mental health services in 20 local area schools across six counties in partnership with two educational service districts bringing much needed resources to the students and their families in our communities.

“Now more than ever, we need to ensure all kids have access to the resources they need to be safe and successful. Governor Whitmer has continued to be an advocate to meet the needs in our schools and within our communities and we appreciate her support,” said TBCHS chief executive officer Michelle Styma.

Governor Whitmer had an opportunity to tour the Hillman Health Center and meet with staff to learn more about their full complement of services including primary care, dental, optometry, behavioral health, substance use disorder and pharmacy. TBCHS is celebrating 40 years of building healthier communities in the northern Michigan region providing care to all patients regardless of income or insurance status.

–Thunder Bay Community Health Service