Beaver Island Rural Health Center

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Beaver Island Rural Health Center

Emergency/Ambulance Call 911
(Important 911 Instructions Here)
Non-Emergency 231-448-2275

37304 Kings Highway – Directions

We are open Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM by appointment
24 hour urgent care available

Holidays Hours – The Health Center is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Day Before or Day After Christmas, Christmas Day

COVID-19 Information – Updated September 21, 2023 

COVID-19 Tests Update

Free COVID tests will be available to order from the US government again starting Monday, September 25, 2023. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, US households can order four free tests from This relaunch of the free rapid tests by mail comes as the new vaccine boosters are being distributed. Testing is an important component of minimizing the spread of infection.

Many previously distributed tests’ expiration dates were extended. Check your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates here:

The Beaver Island Rural Health Center has on-site testing available and anticipates having COVID vaccines available by the end of September. The oral antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are also still available for those persons meeting the guidelines, one of which is to be within 5 days of symptom onset.

If you were exposed to COVID-19, develop symptoms or test positive for COVID, here is a link to the current CDC guidelines for isolation and exposure:

Note: BIRHC will no longer be collecting or reporting data on COVID-19 infections
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Career Opportunities

Services Coordinator

Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting
Special Meeting September 11, 2023 4:00pm
will be held at the
St. James Township Hall


The Beaver Island Rural Health Center wishes David VanDeventer, our Services Coordinator, all the best in his new position at the Beaver Island Community School!
Subsequently, we have has a wonderful opportunity for a compassionate, detail-oriented, multi-tasker to become part of a dedicated healthcare team in a unique, remote, rural practice...

Health Center Welcomes New Physician Assistant

The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is pleased to announce that Kimberly Elizabeth Wysocki, M.S., PA-C has joined the Center’s medical team as a Physician Assistant. Her appointment was effective Friday, December 2, 2022.

“We are excited that Kim is on board,” said Health Center Managing Director Ann Partridge. Ann added, “Kim’s background and education are a perfect fit for our practice and our community.” Kim is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant with eleven years of practice serving patients in a variety of urban and rural areas across Michigan. Her experience is broad as well as deep, having worked in emergency departments, in surgical orthopedics and sports medicine offices, as well as working for medical groups that emphasized urgent care.

Kimberly Wysocki is now accepting new patients who need family practice care including adults, teenagers and children.

Kim is a graduate of Wayne State University (Michigan) with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a graduate of Oakland University (Michigan), where she earned a Bachelor of General Studies (Magna Cum Laude).

Ms. Wysocki is a native Michigander and has lived and worked in both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, including a medical practice that, like the BIRHC, focuses on rural and remote medical care. During the past two years Kim has provided services through the Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace, Michigan, and has traveled throughout Michigan’s upper peninsula performing various in-home services on behalf of Quest Health Connect and their client Blue Cross of Michigan.

Support Beaver Island Rural Health Center

OUR MISSION: To provide high-quality, cost effective patient treatment and wellness services and to serve as a primary care facility to the Beaver Island community.

OUR VALUES: The Beaver Island Rural Health Center (BIRHC)

  • Believes that access to high quality-healthcare is a basic community need, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
  • Adheres to practices that promote financial integrity and accountability.
  • Provides services with care, respect, and sensitivity for patient’s needs and seeks always to have the patient’s trust.
  • Is dedicated to and complies with medical best practices
  • Reflects in its board membership the Island’s diverse community

OUR VISION:  BIRHC accommodates expanding demand for medical services, including accredited emergency care, community education programs, prevention and wellness activities.  The Center is staffed by a team of family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and technicians who provide primary care to most year round and seasonal residents.  Basic financial stability is secured by reliable local funding, growing state and federal funding, and community contributions and income from the Center’s endowment. The Center is highly networked with other Northern Michigan medical organizations –collaborating and sharing resources.  BIRHC professional administrative staff works in partnership with a dedicated Board and community leaders to make sure programs and services are aligned with community needs and resources.

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