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MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center

MAPS CareConnect

MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center offers comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services for MAPS students ages 5 to 21 years.  It is open year-round and is comprised of an integrated team of practitioners to address medical and mental health needs.

Let our CareConnect staff know how we can help you.

Phone: 231-887-4801
Fax: 231-887-4811

 

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MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center

Our onsite health facility located at the Manistee Middle High School provides access to students ages 5 to 21 for medical and mental health services.

Medical Services Provided:     

  • Physical exams for school, sports & camp
  • Treatment for acute & chronic illness & injuries
  • Vision/hearing screenings and follow-up
  • Immunizations
  • Basic laboratory services & tests
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Referrals for specialty services
  • Substance use counseling & education
  • Mental health counseling & referrals
  • Individual or group community education
  • STD and Screening Checks

Hours:

Reception: Monday – Friday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Medical Services: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday   7:30am – 4:00pm
Teen Only hours also available

Chelsea in office

Chelsea Menhart, Family Nurse Practitioner

Chelsea Menhart wants to make a difference. It’s why she decided to become a family nurse practitioner.

A graduate of Michigan State University’s specialty FNP program, Chelsea is eager to work with students at the MAPS CAHC to achieve the best health they can, through preventive medicine and by helping them manage their acute and chronic illnesses.

Reach out to Chelsea. Let her help you make a difference in your life.

Priscilla Anglemyer

Priscilla Anglemyer, Behavioral Health Therapist, Northwest Michigan Health Services

Priscilla graduated from Caladonia High School and went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Baker College in Muskegon and Western Michigan University for her master’s degree in Social Work. She has 7 years of case management experience, building trained skills in dialectical behavior therapy, is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has 2 years of experience in therapy with youth in a residential treatment facility. Priscilla would like to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children and families that she serves and looks forward to seeing a positive outcome that will change their lives.

Priscilla Anglemyer’s Post-Pandemic Interview with 9&10 News. Click here to watch the story.

About the MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center

In 2019, the MAPS CareConnect program was developed through grant funding and in partnership with the Manistee Intermediate School District, CentraWellness, and Northwest Michigan Health Services to address the behavioral health needs of our MAPS students.  The early successes of this program led to consideration of expanding upon the health services provided to our students.

This onsite health facility at the Manistee Middle High School provides access for MAPS students ages 5 to 21 to medical and mental health services.  This opportunity was made possible through a partnership with Northwest Michigan Health Services, CentraWellness, and grant funding from the State of Michigan’s State School Aid Fund funded through a competitive grant by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Manistee County Quality of Life Fund of the Manistee County Community Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, and the United Way of Manistee County.

Manistee County shows ranking data rates higher than the national average for health impact concerns such as: children in poverty, percentage of individuals uninsured, frequent mental distress, adult obesity, drug overdose deaths, and excessive drinking.  The extension of accessible health services, such as the CAHC project, can help provide preventative measures for our most vulnerable residents.

When the basic health care needs of our students are met, they are better able to perform in school.  Offering accessible care for both preventative and acute care within our district, we intend to provide our students with a holistic approach for overall wellbeing.

 

Learn more about the CAHC by watching the virtual tour video below.
CAHC Floor Plan

Request for Services

How to Make a Referral

Where to Submit Request

  • Chrome link on staff computers to referral page, list student name / grade / reason for referral, service requested (community resource vs. therapy)

  • Chrome link on student computers (aged 14 +) for self-referral

  • Chrome links on website for parents to refer students

How to Submit Request

  • Family, staff or student (if 14+ and seeking confidential services) complete and sign consent and health history form

What Happens Next

  • CareConnect coordinator will review referral, open case and assign CareConnect staff, and appointment will be scheduled
  • Student will receive pass to attend appointment**

**Effort will be made to avoid scheduling during students most challenging courses, and to alternate appointments for different class times.

Health & Privacy

MAPS has entered into a Business Associate Agreement with NMHSI and Centra Wellness and agreed to follow the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), ensuring that all health information will be protected.

  • HIPAA is different from FERPA – all identifiable information relating to health matters is private and protected.
  • Staff must keep information confidential – including protecting written documents like the health history / consent form from unintentional disclosure, and protecting facts of students receiving healthcare (no discussing who is receiving therapy or for what reasons)
  • Failure to protect Health Information can result and fines and prison terms.

 Service Documents

CAHC Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Child & Adolescent Health Center?

Child and Adolescent Health Centers promote the health of children, adolescents, and their families by providing important primary, preventative, and early intervention health care services. These centers provide primary care, preventative care, comprehensive health assessment, vision and hearing screening, medication, immunization, treatment of acute illness, co-management of chronic illness, health education and mental health care. The Michigan Child and Adolescent Health Center (CAHC) program is jointly funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). The MDHHS and MDE embrace the notion that “healthy kids learn better” and have collaborated to establish the CAHC program with the aim of increasing access to basic health care for children and teens in Michigan.  https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_4911_4912_44686—,00.html

What services are offered?
    1. Physical exams for school, sports & camp
    2. Treatment for acute & chronic illness & injuries
    3. Vision/hearing screenings and follow-up
    4. Immunizations
    5. Basic laboratory services & tests
    6. Crisis Intervention
    7. Referrals for specialty services
    8. Substance use counseling & education
    9. Mental health counseling & referrals
    10. Individual or group community education
    11. STD and Screening Checks
Who can be seen?

Any currently enrolled Face to Face or Virtual MAPS student aged 5 – 21. Current students with documented disability can be seen up to age 26.

Does my child’s insurance cover these services?

The CAHC bills insurance as a medical provider.  The CAHC offers a sliding fee scale for families with no insurance, large spend downs, or high deductible plans. Our Community Health Worker (CHW) is available to assist families to apply for insurance coverage, DHHS benefits, and other services. 

Is this a free clinic?

No, the CAHC charges for services. We will bill your insurance.  The CAHC offers a sliding fee scale for families with no insurance, large spend-downs, or high deductible plans.  Our Community Health Worker (CHW) is available to assist families to apply for insurance coverage, DHHS benefits, and other services. 

My children already have a Primary Care Physician. Can they use the CAHC?

Yes. The CAHC and the Primary Care Physician can collaborate on services.  For example, a student who needs weekly allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) can arrange to have them administered at the CAHC.  This enables the student to spend more time in the classroom.

How do I check coverage for services?

Contact your health insurance provider for explanation of benefits.

What are the hours of the CAHC?

Reception: Monday – Friday   7:30am – 4:00pm

Medical: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday   7:30am – 4:00pm

What if my children have no insurance?

The CAHC offers a sliding fee scale. Our Community Health Worker (CHW) is available to assist families to apply for insurance coverage, DHHS benefits, and other services. 

My family’s insurance deductible is enormous. Do you offer a sliding fee scale?

Yes. Contact the reception desk for an application. 

What health issues is the CAHC focused on?

County Health Rankings and MiPHY data indicate multiple needs in Manistee County. These focus areas are: teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/sexually transmitted infection prevention, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention/ cessation, suicide prevention, trauma, violence prevention, obesity prevention/management (includes nutrition and physical activity), asthma and mental health. 

Manistee County shows ranking data rates higher than the national average for health impact concerns such as: children in poverty, percentage of individuals uninsured, frequent mental distress, adult obesity, drug overdose deaths, and excessive drinking.  The extension of accessible health services, such as the CAHC project, can help provide preventative measures for our most vulnerable residents.

Can a student get birth control or abortion services at the CAHC?

The CAHC offers STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and education. State law does not allow our school-based health center to prescribe or distribute birth control on school property. It does not allow the physician to discuss or refer for abortions. Patients may be referred for birth control to their primary care provider or other community resources.

Can a student get STI treatment at the CAHC?

Yes.

Does the CAHC offer same-day appointments?

Yes, as available, but it preferred to make an appointment by calling 231-887-4801, or by using the CareConnect referral form on the CACH page of the MAPS website.

Who is responsible to transport my elementary school student to the CAHC for an appointment?

Parents or legal guardians are required to transport and accompany students from Madison, Jefferson, and Kennedy Elementary schools.

Please introduce me to the staff.
  • Chelsea Menhart, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Priscilla Anglemyer, Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Rebecca Nickleson, Medical Assistant
  • Christine Olen, Patient Registration Specialist
  • Cheryl Wolfram, Community Health Worker
How do I make a confidential appointment if I do not want my parents to know?

Students age 14 and up can make a confidential appointment by calling 231-887-4801 or using the CareConnect referral link on the MAPS website.: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLRac3zFywiHRL2_yyjRFWogo1_mYC9r8VVONXT5gxX4e01w/viewform

What is a consent form? How do I get one?

Consent forms have been sent home with all MAPS students. They are available at the MAPS CAHC web page. 

Download the Consent Form here:  https://chipslead.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SBHC-Consent-Form-Included-Minor-Services_FINAL-DRAFT-2.11.2021.pdf  

Minor Consent Form here:  https://chipslead.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/MAPS_SBHC-MINOR-CONSENT.pdf 

Does the CAHC offer dental services?

The CAHC partners with Northwest Michigan Health Services Mobile Dentist for student dental needs.  Dates for the mobile unit visits will be scheduled at each school building throughout the year.  This will allow students to have appointment scheduled during the school day without needing to be transported.

 

What is the CAHC’s confidentiality policy?
  • “Confidential services” as defined by Michigan and/or Federal law states: services that may be obtained by minors without parental consent or notification.
  • Mental Health Counseling Service for 12 visits or 4 consecutive months (age 14 and over)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Family Planning Service, for example, pregnancy test, prenatal care, education
How will my confidential results be handled?

Depending on the type of service received, the medical provider may be able to give immediate information regarding results. If you must be notified at a later date with results, please inform medical staff of a number where you can be reached regarding confidential results/visits.

Will I receive a bill for the confidential visit?

Our program will work with each individual to secure insurance or apply for our sliding fee scale. There are no co-pays for Medical or Behavioral Health services. (We will do our very best to ensure that billing and fee collection processes do not breach patient confidentiality.) Our program accepts all insurance and all types of Medicaid.

What is RAAPS?

Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) is a risk assessment developed especially for use with pre-teens, teens and young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 3 out of 4 serious injuries and deaths in young adults are caused by risky behaviors, not disease. It states that most teens engage in some risky behavior – sometimes without realizing it.   The RAAPS survey helps us identify these risks early; once identified we can provide information, education and resources to you so you can make healthy decisions.

Child and Adolescent Health Centers Are:

  • Comprehensive primary care and behavioral health sites
  • Offer services for all clients ages 5 to 21 years
  • Open year-round, even during school breaks
  • Available at one accessible location
  • Comprised of an integrated team

Advantages of Child and Adolescent Health Centers:

  • Improves school performance, improves attendance / graduation rates
  • Reduces hospitalization and emergency care use
  • Improves mental health
  • Improve oral health care
  • Able to treat / manage conditions that might interrupt school day: Colds, flu, mental health crisis, toothache, etc.
  • INCREASES ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES!

 

Pillars of

the Program

  • Broad-based community support
  • Need-driven services
  • Youth are viewed as key partners
  • Parents are also viewed as key partners
  • Quality, comprehensive services
  • Integrated care between the school staff and all providers
  • Linkage to other services & resources

Assurances of

the Program

  • CAHC services shall not supplant existing school services
  • Services provided shall not breach the confidentiality of the client
  • Shall not provide abortion counseling, services, or make referrals for abortion services
  • If on school property, shall not prescribe, dispense, or otherwise distribute family planning drugs and/or devices

Program Partners

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Manistee Area Public Schools

MAPS continues to make every effort to provide the best learning environment for our students.  We also recognize that when the basic health care needs of our students are met, they are better able to perform in school.  Offering accessible care for both preventative and acute care within our district, we intend to provide our students with a holistic approach for overall wellbeing. 

Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc. 

Northwest Michigan Health Services is dedicated to providing quality healthcare through a wide range of health services to the people in our communities, always serving with dignity and compassion. NMHSI welcomes anyone seeking health care, regardless of their income, occupation, age, ethnicity, or country of origin. Since 1968, NMHSI has provided culturally appropriate primary medical and dental care, serving seven counties in northwest lower Michigan.

 

 

Centra Wellness Network

Centra Wellness Network is the publicly funded Community Mental Health Service Provider for Manistee and Benzie Counties. In collaboration with providers and community partners, Centra Wellness Network serves more than 1,200 individuals annually. CWN administers the SafeNet programming available in the MAPS district, although not funded by the CareConnect grants, plays a critical role in student support.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Program funding was provided by the State of Michigan’s State School Aid Fund funded through a competitive grant by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is a principal department of state of Michigan, headquartered in Lansing, that provides public assistance, child and family welfare services, and oversees health policy and management.

Manistee County Community Foundation

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Manistee County Quality of Life Fund of the Manistee County Community Foundation.

United Way of Manistee County

This programs was funded in part by a contribution from the United Way of Manistee County to support the construction of the Child & Adolescent Health Center at MMHS.

Michigan Health Endowment Fund

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and seniors. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant was awarded in October 2019 to Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc. allowing the placement of a full-time behavioral health counselor in the MAPS district, along with a community health worker who will facilitate an integrated model to assure students also get connected to medical and oral health care.