Welcome to

Health Center

Northwest Michigan Health Services Inc (NMHSI) proudly partners with the Manistee Area Public Schools (MAPS) to provide convenient and affordable onsite primary care and behavioral health services to students ages 5-21 at the NMHSI-MAPS Health Center.

Located in the Middle & High School, the NMHSI – MAPS Health Center is convenient, affordable and open year-round. We are always accepting new patients and offer same-day appointments when needed. That’s WELLNESS made easy!

Connect with us today.


Monday – Friday   8:00am – 4:30pm

Medical: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Behavioral Health: Monday – Friday


Call, make a referral or stop in!
Phone: 231-887-4801
Fax: 231-887-4811

Lori Hopkins photo

Lori Hopkins, PA-C

Derrick Martinez

Derrick Martinez, LLMSW

NMSHI – MAPS Health Center Services

With experienced medical and behavioral health providers, we provide quality primary, preventative and early intervention health care services – all without leaving school.

Medical Services    
  • Physical exams for school, sports & camp
  • Comprehensive wellness exams – medical + behavioral health
  • Well Child Visits
  • Treatment for acute & chronic illness & injuries
  • Vision/hearing screenings and follow-up
  • Immunizations
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing, diagnosing
    and treatment
  • Basic laboratory services & tests
Behavioral Health Services    
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Risk Assessment
  • Social and emotional health screenings
  • Referrals for specialty services
  • Substance use counseling & education
  • Behavioral Health Assessment, diagnosing and counseling
  •  Individual or group community education
Patient Support Services
  • Health Insurance Enrollment & Sliding Fee Program
  • Connection to Community Resources
  • Health Education
  • Interpreters / Bilingual Staff
  • Coordinated Care with Specialists
  • Telehealth visits, if needed


At NMHSI, we bring a positive approach to health care, doing whatever it takes to overcome barriers to health care and finding every opportunity to
bring wellness to life!

Health insurance or not, everyone is welcome here.

COVID Prevention Update 8/22/22

August 22, 2022

Dear MAPS Families & Staff,

As we begin the school year, we are looking forward to a return to school that feels a bit more like it did pre-pandemic. With a focus on health and safety for all members of our MAPS family, we can all take steps to keep ourselves and each other healthy throughout the school year.

  • Monitor for symptoms of illness, stay home from school, sports, or activities if not feeling well, and return only after symptom free for 24 hours.
    • Fever or chills
    • New cough not related to a chronic condition
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Severe fatigue or body aches 
  • When sick, get tested for COVID – report any positive result to the school
  • Practice proper hand washing
  • Stay up to date on available vaccinations

We will encourage students to practice proper hygiene at school and will continue to follow our cleaning protocols. If there are reports of positive COVID-19 cases, we will follow the attached protocol to help slow down any spread of the virus.

We remain in contact with our local health authorities to stay informed of any health concerns within our community and will stay focused on the protection of our students and staff.  We thank you for doing your part to help in this effort.


Ron Stoneman, Superintendent

Manistee Area Public Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

  • MAPS students age 5-21 can be seen for a variety of primary care and behavioral health services. Students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be seen through age 26.
  • The NMHSI-MAPS Health Center can be a child’s sole primary care provider, or can be supplemental care, as needed. For consistency in care, copies of visits will be sent to child’s primary care provider.
  • If your student is too sick to attend school, you can still schedule an appointment and bring your student to the NMHSI-MAPS Health Center for services.
  • The NMHSI-MAPS Health Center is located within the Manistee Middle & High School – 525 Twelfth Street
  • NMHSI has another health center in Manistee – 148 W. Parkdale. Students and/or their families are able to schedule primary care appointments here too!
  • Students or parents can schedule appointments during or after school. The NMHSI-MAPS Health Center is also open during school holidays and throughout the summer, with possible adjustments in hours.

As a medical provider, the NMHSI-MAPS Health Center bills health insurance for patient services. Our program accepts all insurance and all types of Medicaid. We also offer insurance enrollment support as well as a sliding fee scale for families with no insurance, large spend downs or high-deductible plans. Insurance or not, everyone is welcome here!

  • Parents can schedule appointments and give permission/consent for appointments scheduled by students
  • Parents can attend the appointment, or be contacted before/during/after the visit with details and recommendations.
  • Parents provide insurance information and submit payment, if necessary. Parents can also receive support in applying for insurance, or, if eligible, can pay based on a sliding fee scale.

Per Michigan and/or Federal law, students age 14+ may request confidential services without parental consent or notification. Confidential services include the following:

  • Mental Health Counseling Service (12 visits or 4 consecutive months)
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing, diagnosing and treatment
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Family planning services of education, pregnancy testing and prenatal care. Per Michigan law, the NMHSI-MAPS Health Center cannot prescribe or distribute birth control on school property. It also does not allow the discussion of or referral for abortion services. Patients may be referred for birth control to their primary care provider or other community resources.
  • Test results will be kept confidential and we will do our best to ensure the billing and fee collection processes do not breach patient confidentiality.

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.

In 2019, the MAPS Behavioral Health Services 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 behavioral 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.

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 MAPS Behavioral Health Services 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.