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Summer is here, and we’re here for you with more options than ever before to get quality care – including virtual visits and virtual urgent care – so you can skip the trip and be seen from wherever you are.

The summer months in our beautiful region draw many people – which means a higher demand for healthcare services. To meet these needs, Munson Healthcare has partnered with our friends at Traverse City Tourism to help everyone who needs care in Northern Michigan find the best options in the most convenient way possible.

"Munson Healthcare and Traverse City Tourism are working together to help member properties direct visitors to the right care, at the right place, at the right time to ensure the most efficient and appropriate use of our community’s healthcare services during this busy time of year," says Megan Brown, Munson Healthcare's Chief Marketing Officer. "We want to ensure that if tourists become ill or injured on vacation, they can get back to enjoying our beautiful region as quickly as possible.”

Munson Healthcare’s Community Outreach Coordinator Ashlee Bartleson delivers educational resources to intern Sophia Trudeau at the Traverse City Visitor Center. 

Click below to learn more about all our options for care, whether it’s a virtual visit or a trip to the Emergency Department.

Access Convenient Care This Summer

Summer can be busy, but you still need to take care of your health! Get the care you need close to home – or wherever you are — with Munson Healthcare virtual visits. Whether you need a routine visit with your Primary Care Provider, or quick access with Virtual Urgent Care, virtual visits are Here for You this summer.

How Virtual Visits Can Assist

Water Watchers Save Lives

Drowning is the number one cause of death for children ages 1-4 and the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children ages 5-18.

When watching kids around water, it’s important to avoid alcohol, phones, and other distractions like reading. As the saying goes, “When everyone is watching, no one is watching.” Careful supervision saves lives, and designating Water Watchers can help. A Water Watcher is a responsible adult who wears a Water Watcher tag and agrees to closely supervise children in or near water. After a certain amount of time, the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult, who is responsible for active supervision. Get our Water Watcher tag here.

More Summer Safety Tips

Norte's Development Director Wes Sovis, Norte's Executive Director Jill K. Sill, and Munson Orthopedic Institute's shoulder specialist Matthew Dubiel, MD, tour the Norte Wheelhouse in Traverse City and discuss the multiple programs Norte has to keep people moving and connected to their community through biking.

Bike Library for Kids

No matter your age, riding bikes is a timeless summer pleasure – and one that often begins in childhood. Munson Healthcare is proud to support the Norte Kids’ Bike Library, which provides free loaner bicycles across Northern Michigan for area youth to promote activity and wellness. The library has loaned out nearly 700 bikes so far this year! Norte offers many great resources across our region for bike enthusiasts of all ages. Click below to learn more.

Get to Know Norte

Tenacity and Teamwork: Munson Healthcare Teammates Champion Pharmacist Battling ALS

This summer marked retired Munson Medical Center pharmacist Mike Tiberg’s 44th Cherry Festival 15K race, and his second following a diagnosis of ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Nearly 50 people including friends, family, and previous co-workers joined in to help him walk the final two miles of the race and cross the finish line. We recognize Mike for his heart, strength, and spirit – and for serving as a true inspiration to us all.

Upcoming Events

 Northern Lights Fun Run 
Friday, Sept. 8, 8 - 10:30 pm

This memorable nighttime 5K fun run and walk raises awareness for our Thomas Judd Care Center in Traverse City, which provides care to people in Northern Michigan living with HIV/AIDS and to those at risk of contracting this infectious disease.