Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Emergency/Ambulance Call 911
(Important 911 Instructions Here)
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:
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 Covidtests.gov. This relaunch of the free rapid tests by mail program 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: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/home-otc-covid-19-diagnostic-tests#list
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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html
Note: BIRHC will no longer be collecting or reporting data on COVID-19 infections
Board of Directors Meeting
Special Scheduled Meeting
January 26, 2024 4:00pm
will be held at the
BI Historical Society Museum
26275 Main Street, Beaver Island, MI
Applications due February 25, 2024
FLU, COVID & RSV VACCINES
Available By Appointment
Monday through Friday
Health Center Announces New Services Coordinator
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is pleased to welcome Tessa Jones to the Center’s healthcare team as Services Coordinator effective September 11, 2023.
“We are excited that Tessa is on board,” said Health Center Managing Director, Ann Partridge. “Her renowned customer service and problem-solving skills coupled with her attention to details and welcoming nature are going to assist our patients’ needs efficiently and pleasantly.”
A Beaver Island Community School graduate, Tessa participated in the Health Occupations Students of America program, now known as Future Health Professionals, competing in State and regional skills competitions including Home Healthcare. She also attained her Certified Nursing Assistant accreditation and completed Emergency Medical Technician training, subsequently entering the pre-nursing program at North Central Michigan College. “I have known for a long time that I wanted to be involved in the medical field, I just wasn’t sure where,” Tessa shares. “I look forward to being a part of the Health Center’s future endeavors.”
Tessa’s eight years with BIBCO and five with Island Energies have prepared her for many of our unique Beaver Island customer challenges. Her technological savviness and multi-tasking abilities will round out the invaluable assets she adds to our remote island Rural Health Center.
To welcome Tessa, call 231-448-2275—and schedule that annual Wellness Visit!
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is a non-non-profit organization and equal opportunity employer.
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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.