Gladstone Tribal Health Center Open House Ceremony

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Highlights from Community Health Education August-September 2022

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10.25.2022 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Grand Island Chippewa Community Center
622 West Superior Street
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-4721 or (800) 236-4705

In Munising, we have outpatient medical appointments for newborns through the elderly.  We have one physicians and one nurse practitioner.  We care for acute needs, chronic medical conditions, and health promotion/disease prevention appointments.  The physician working in Munising specializes in pediatrics while the nurse practitioner focuses on family medicine.  We provide many procedures such as wart treatments, simple skin excisions and toenail removal.  There are nurse only appointments available for blood pressure checks, allergy injections, immunizations, injectable birth control, wound care, ABI, etc. 

We cater to Sault Tribe members, tribal employees, and UPHP patients.  We care for newborns through the elderly.

We encourage patients to have a primary care provider who is available at the nearest clinic.  This provider can help them prevent disease processes, and know them well should they get sick.  We encourage adults who are otherwise healthy to have a physical exam every five years.  We encourage our patients who are on medications to be seen at as often as recommended by their primary care provider.  Children are seen more frequently: At two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, two years, and each year thereafter.

We encourage patients to call our appointment schedulers at 906-387-4721.  Routine appointments can be scheduled in this manner.  If patient’s feel that her symptoms warrant an appointment sooner than can be provided, there is always a nurse they can speak with who can help with this.

We invite you to watch the Sault Tribe Health Division video tour of our eight centers. Our informative video will help ou learn about the many services we provide to our members. We thank you for taking your time to tour our great facilities.

Services at Grand Island Chippewa Community Center:

Behavioral Health
The Sault Tribe Behavioral Health Program offers a variety of culturally sensitive outpatient services, including but not limited to: Intake and Assessment; Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Therapy; Psychological Evaluations; Psychiatric Evaluation and Follow-up Care; Crisis Intervention/Urgent Care; Enhanced Outpatient for Substance Use Disorders; Compulsive Gambling Counseling; Auricular Acupuncture; Continuing Care Counseling; Alcohol/Drug Education and Awareness; and Home-Based Parenting Education.


Community Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing 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 that care directed to individuals, families, and groups contributes to the health care of the whole population. 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.


General Medicine
The Sault Tribe Health Division offers outpatient medical appointments for newborns through the elderly. We have family physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners. We care for acute needs, chronic medical conditions, and health promotion/disease prevention appointments. Some of our providers specialize in women's health, others in pediatrics. We offer many procedures such as wart treatments, simple skin excisions, toenail removal, colposcopy, IUD, endometrial biopsy, and LEEP. There are nurse-only appointments available for blood pressure checks, allergy injections, immunizations, injectable birth control, wound care, and ABI. OMT services are offered once a month.


Traditional Medicine
The Traditional Medicine Program, established in 1995, was the first tribal traditional medicine program in the United States integrated into a tribal health delivery system. It has become recognized and accepted within the tribal community and has served as a model for traditional medicine programs offered by other tribes.


Providers at Grand Island Chippewa Community Center:

Candace Dennis LMSW, Clinical Social Worker
Candace chose to put her personal philosophies into action by continuing her education at Boston University where she earned a Master of Social Work in May of 2009. Candace promptly moved from the east coast back to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she began her career in public service at Pathways Community Mental Health. She has been an outpatient behavioral health therapist for the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians at the Munising Tribal Health Clinic since June 2013.


Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, MD
Michelle Kroupa-Kulik, M.D., attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and conducted her residency with the Department of Pediatrics at William Beaumont Hospital. She practiced with Sault Tribe from 2001 to 2010 and returned in 2014. She has special professional interests in children, management of obesity and diabetes. The mother of five enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, gardening, coaching science Olympics and foster parenting. She is a life-long resident of the U.P.


Myrth Condon, NP
Myrth Condon, N.P., studied at Nazareth College where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Michgian State University. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2009 and has special medical interests in family health, women's health, children's health, dermatology and is certified to conduct CDL physicals. In the winter, she loves snowmobiling.

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