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Community Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing is a field of nursing that is a blend of primary health care and nursing practice with public health nursing. The community health nurse conducts a continuing and comprehensive practice that is preventive, curative, and rehabilitative. The philosophy of care is based on the belief that care directed to the individual, the family, and the group contributes to the health care of the population as a whole. The community health nurse is not restricted to the care of a particular age or diagnostic group. Participation of all consumers of health care is encouraged in the development of community activities that contribute to the promotion of, education about, and maintenance of good health. These activities require comprehensive health programs that pay special attention to social and ecological influences and specific populations at risk.
Phone: 906-632-5210 Fax: 906-632-5202

Community Health Nursing Services

Home Visit Services:

  • Case Management of Chronic Diseases
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Health Monitoring
  • Medication Management
  • Injections
  • Wound Assessment
  • Blood Draws
  • Injections
  • Dressing Changes
  • Home Safety Checks and Evaluations
  • Oxygen Evaluation
  • Spirometry Testing
  • Communicable Disease follow up
  • Coordination of Hospice Care
  • Five Wishes
  • Assist with Tribal and Community Resources
  • Injury Prevention


Office Visits Services:

  • Foot care for complicated diabetics, vascular and nail abnormalities by Registered Nurses.
  • Insulin Starts
  • Medication Teaching
  • Chronic Disease Teaching
  • Phlebotomy (Hessel Site)
  • Nike Shoe Program – distributes Native N-7 to tribal members.  
  • Car Seat Distribution Program – car seats are sold to tribal members who meet income guidelines for 20.00 per car seat. Car seats are distributed throughout the service areas.
  • Certified Tobacco Cessation Counselors
  • Breastfeeding Support and Pump Distribution – We have a total of five hospital grade breast pumps that are loaned out to clients in all services areas.
  • Hearing Screeningsfor DOT physicals.
  • Influenza Vaccinations – Flu clinics offered in Sault, St. Ignace and Hessel area both at the clinics, homes, detention center and casinos.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccinations – Hepatitis B clinics are provided to all Sault Tribe employees. This is a joint effort with the insurance and safety department.
  • Walking for Good Life Walking Club – meets 3 times a week at Big Bear Arena under the direction of registered nurse. Health Screenings are provided before and after exercise and amount of activity recorded.
  • Employee Wellness Screenings – at various Tribal worksites.

Locations for this service:

Grand Island Chippewa Community Center
622 West Superior Street
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-4721


Manistique Tribal Community Center
5698W US Highway 2
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-8469


Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Health Center
2864 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie , MI 49783
Phone: (906) 632-5200
Fax: (906) 632-5228


Sault Tribal Health & Human Services Center
1140 N. State St. Suite 2805
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-8689

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