Mackinac Straits Health Systems
LATEST INFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS:
Mackinac Straits Health System continues to work with the LMAS District Health Department and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa to offer several COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Mackinac County.
*Upcoming vaccination clinics include:
- MSHS is offering the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine for those 18 and older at our St. Ignace Campus. Appointments available Thursday mornings. Call (906) 328-2159.
- Mackinac Island Medical Center is offering the Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and older on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Call (906) 328-2159.
- Many local pharmacies are taking appointments for different types of COVID vaccinations.
- Parents can get their children’s names on a waiting list for those 12 to 17 for the Pfizer vaccine by visiting their local health department’s website.
- Other vaccination opportunities available online at: www.lmasdhd.org.
- For more information on MDHHS safety protocols, visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus.
- For more information on the Michigan COVID Vaccination Plan, visit Michigan.gov/CovidVaccine
This is our weekly COVID-19 update for the Evergreen Living Center. During the week of June 4, 2021 to June 9, 2021, we had no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 for any resident or staff member at The Evergreen. We continue to follow CDC and MDHHS guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for our resident and staff. We will continue to monitor our residents and staff and will keep you updated should anything change.
Should you have any questions, please call Administrator, Kevin McElroy at 906-643-1198. Thank you for your support.
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.
MACKINAC ISLAND MEDICAL CENTER – COVID 19 HOTLINE
Call this number to make testing appointments. The Hotline is available, Monday thru Friday, 11:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at (906) 328-2158. Please contact the Medical Center office for making appointments with a provider or to request clinical information.
COVID-19 TESTING AT MACKINAC STRAITS
Currently, patients requesting testing appointments at the Hospital in St. Ignace are being prioritized based on symptoms and known exposure. Testing appointments are available Mondays and Thursdays. For more information, call our COVID-19 Testing Hotline, (906) 328-2158.
STRAITS AREA PHARMACY – PLEASE NOTE: Our retail pharmacy is operating under guidelines because of the COVID-19 outbreak, until further notice. Business hours for the pharmacy remain the same, but customers are only allowed in the entryway of the store, one person at a time. Curbside service is available. Payment by credit card or debit card is preferred. Home delivery in St. Ignace is still an option. Call ahead for more details, (906) 643-7298.
VISITOR RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTERING MSHS FACILITIES
Based on guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, ANYONE entering healthcare facilities is required to go through screening. This includes patients, visitors, vendors and employees. The screening involves some brief questions regarding your medical condition, recent travel and a temperature check for possible fever. Everyone is required to wear a mask or other face covering, until further notice.
Visiting hours in our Acute Care unit are limited. Only one healthy immediate family member/caregiver is permitted to visit a patient’s room at a time. Please check in at the Nurses’ Station before entering the patient’s room. Currently, our hospital cafeteria is closed to the public.
In the Emergency Department, visitors will only be allowed under certain exceptions…parents or guardians of pediatric patients, patients at the end-of-life…patients with disruptive behavior or altered mental status…patients with a trained home caregiver. The visitor needs to remain in the patient’s room during their stay and wear a mask.
Because of the very vulnerable population in the Evergreen Living Center, we are requiring testing of family members requesting a visit.