MAPS Child & Adolescent Health Center
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.
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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
- 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: Monday – Friday 7:30-4:00pm / Teen Only hours also available
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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
- 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
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.