Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Health Service Center

Welcome back Little River! The Little River Health Service Center has resumed clinical hours. We remain reduced staffing at this time for the safety of our patients and staff members. We have evenly separated the patient flow within the clinic. We continue to practice social distancing among staff and patients. We kindly recommend patients entering the Health Service Center to wear a mask or some type of facial covering. At this time, only the patient is allowed in the building. Only one parent per child or power of attorney allowed with the patient when needed. Please be patience with staff, you will be required to have your temperature checked and a questionnaire before you are allowed to proceed within the clinic. Thermal devices will be installed shortly within the clinic to allow quicker and easier assessment of patient’s temperature.

 

The Little River Health Service Center continues to maintain extreme cleanliness and sterilization throughout the clinic. The examination rooms and public spaces are maintained continuously throughout the day and evenings. We have implemented several devices to help filter and circulate the air space. All employees are required to wear a Medical/Surgical Mask while in the Health Service Center. All employees are required to continue proper hand washing throughout the day. There are multiple hand sanitizer devices throughout the clinic. We kindly ask patients upon arrival and entry into the clinic space to use the hand sanitizer devices throughout. Sneeze guards are currently being installed throughout the clinic and pharmacy areas as well.

 

Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding during this unusual time. Please continue to stay healthy. We will be fine. This will resolve. During this time, remember your loved ones both current and past. Care for one another and give support where it’s needed. Be conscious of your personal hygiene and continue to eat well, sleep well, and be well everyone! Bless you all and continue to remain strong!

Doctors/Schedule:

 

Dr. Ron Graeser and Dr. Daryl B. Wever

Monday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Friday: Admin Day

 

Health Service Center

5/4/2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented, rapidly evolving situation. We are seeing new developments on how the virus is spreading throughout our communities. In order to keep the organization and members’ safe; The Little River Health Service Center currently has the  Abbott Rapid (15 min) Tester On-Site. Patients that show signs and symptoms will be assessed by Primary Care Physicians. It will be a case-by-case scenario. Patients that believe they have COVID19 are NOT to enter the Health Service Center. All COVID related testing and assessment will be performed in a Drive-Up fashion at this point until an additional location can be obtained. Please Call First.

 

It has been discussed by IHS, at this time the Antibody Tester is not specific enough to be implemented in the Health Service Centers. IHS has stated there is a 30% false positive rate. Therefore, we will continue with the Oral and Nasal Abbott Rapid (15 min) Tester. We currently have Nasopharynx swabs as well, but these results vary between 24/48 hrs. On return.

 

Little River Health Service Center has been extremely fortunate in regards to acquiring tremendous amount of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We are fully capable to combat this current pandemic. I’m internally grateful to all the staff and external sources in receiving and managing all the PPE gear.

Thank you!

 

During this COVID19 pandemic, there has been several Grants and Funding opportunities. The Health Service Center has applied and has either received or pending receiving funds. These are all COVID19 related funds. There has been a tremendous amount of discussion on how these funds should be spent and distributed. The Health Service Center is looking at several options. The plan is for longevity and providing the best services to the members and organization. Modifications within the clinic have been discussed and currently underway. The larger items will be suspended until we are notified of the total funding allotted to the Health Service Center of Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

 

 

Once again, Little River Health Service Center appreciates your understanding and patience with this current pandemic. This is an opportunity to reflect on life, goals, relationships, family, and friends. Please, take care of yourself and others. Let’s all respect one another and life. And of course, Eat Well! Sleep Well! And Be Well EVERYONE!!

 

 

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Pharmacy

 

Keith Jacque and Peter Dobrzelewski

Monday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

(Muskegon Deliveries: Friday AM)

 

Purchased and Referred Care and Extended Health Assistance Program

PRC/EHAP

Monday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am til 5:00pm

Friday: Admin Day

 

Reduced Staffing Members are present Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm.

Please call 1-888-382-8299 or 231-398-6601 during hours of operation. We kindly ask you to call vs face-to-face contact at this time. Gina Dahlke will be present and available by phone on Fridays if you need to contact PRC/EHAP directly.

Thank You Everyone!

 

Dr. Daryl B. Wever

Director of Health Services and Physician

Foot and Ankle Specialist

Diabetic Wound Care Specialist

Clinical and Sports Medicine Therapist