Mackinac Straits Health Systems


  • Many local pharmacies are taking appointments for different types of COVID vaccinations including Walmart, Meijer and Walgreens.
  • Other vaccination opportunities available online at:
  • For more information on MDHHS safety protocols, visit
  • For more information on the Michigan COVID Vaccination Plan, visit

EVERGREEN UPDATE:  For the week of January 28-February 2, 2023, we had zero residents and zero staff members test positive for COVID-19 .  All visitors are strongly encouraged to receive a free COVID test before they enter the building, and please do not enter if you are symptomatic or had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  If you have any questions please speak with our Administrator Kevin McElroy, thank you.



The State of Michigan has a hotline to answer questions regarding the Coronavirus. Calls are accepted weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (888) 535-6136.


Currently, patients requesting testing appointments at the Hospital in St. Ignace are only being scheduled for those with symptoms or those who have had an exposure to someone with COVID. For more information, call our COVID-19 Testing Hotline, (906) 328-2158. Patients will be notified if they test positive. *Please note, for those seeking testing for reasons such as travel, school requirements, or pre-surgical requirements for procedures at other facilities, there are options available at other testing facilities…..visit your local health department website or, contact the statewide COVID hotline through MDHHS at (888) 535-6136 or click on the link below:

STRAITS AREA PHARMACY – PLEASE NOTE: Our retail pharmacy is operating under occupancy guidelines because of the pandemic. Business hours for the pharmacy remain the  same, but the number of customers allowed in the store are limited. Home delivery in St. Ignace is still an option. Call ahead for more details, (906) 643-7298.



To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community, until further notice, we are restricting visitors within Mackinac Straits Hospital. Mackinac County is still listed as “at risk” for transmission of the virus. Visitors will only be allowed based on certain exceptions . These exceptions only apply if the visitor screens negative for symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone entering any of our facilities must wear a mask for the duration of the visit.  We are now offering a “Grab & Go” menu at our hospital cafeteria. Patients and visitors can purchase pre-made food items for carry-out.

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