Welcome to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, located on Beaver Island, Michigan


Last Updated: January 16, 2021

Total Patients Tested Patients Tested Positive Patients Tested Negative Patients Test Results Pending Patients Test Positive & Hospitalized Patients Deceased
344 28 316 0 0 0
*Six of the positive cases occurred prior to November 1, 2020
**mobile users best viewed in horizontal mode for complete chart


Beaver Island Residents – COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

Thank you for your timely and eager response to register for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on January 19, 2021. The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is committed to making sure that every island resident who wants a COVID-19 vaccination will receive one as soon as possible. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) is following Governor Whitmer's roll out plan when scheduling vaccinations for island residents. HDNW is currently scheduling priority level 1B, frontline essential workers and persons 65 years and older, for the January 19th clinic. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-432-4121.

If you are interested in receiving a vaccination and do not meet the priority 1B requirements, you can register online by using the following link

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan will contact you to schedule appointments when the date of the next clinic is established.

Please know too that the Beaver Island Rural Health Center is working with several island organizations, such as the Council on Aging, local churches, and similar groups to get the word out to residents about how to register for a COVID-19 vaccination and to insure our senior citizens, including house bound individuals, are registered.

If, for example, you are 60 or older and need assistance with registration, contact Lonnie Allen at 448-2124 or allenl@charlevoixcounty.org Lonnie Allen is the Council on Aging site Coordinator for Beaver Island.

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 for 2020:  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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