November is Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Hospice of Northwest Michigan

Caring for people in their homes is a long public health tradition. We are proud of our history of offering compassionate care for people in the comfort of anywhere they call home. Our hospice team provides compassionate end-of-life care for patients and their families or anyone struggling with a life-threatening illness.

Call (800) 551-4140 or visit for more information.

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins again on November 15!

Visit or call (800) 432-4121 for more information and/or help applying for coverage.

Are you struggling to pay Employer-provided insurance premiums?

If you cannot afford the premiums for yourself and/or your dependents through your employer's insurance plan, you may qualify for special financial assistance from the Northern Health Plan. More information is available here.To see if you qualify, contact Nichole Cyr at the Health Department of Northwest Michigan,
(800) 432-4121.

The Healthy Michigan Plan covers people who are age 19-64, not currently enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare, and meet certain income criteria.

HMP covers the following Essential Benefit Services:

› Doctor office visits and outpatient services
› Emergency services
› Hospitalization
› Home Help & Personal Care services
› Maternity and newborn care
› Mental health and substance abuse
› Prescription drugs
› Rehabilitative services
› Dental and vision
› Laboratory
› Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management

Other medically necessary services are covered as appropriate.

For more information or application assistance call (800) 432-4121 or visit