Community Outreach  

We are here to help people who are ill and injured, but we also are committed to helping our community stay healthy. One important way to stay healthy is through regular health screenings. That’s why our community outreach nurse travels to sites around Kalkaska County to screen for high blood pressure and high blood sugar. These screenings allow for early detection and early treatment, which can prevent life- threatening complications.

Convenient, Free Screenings

Did you know that you could have hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes without any symptoms? Kalkaska Memorial Health Center provides screenings for high blood pressure, hemoglobin, and high blood sugar. 

One of our nurses visits each senior meal site in Kalkaska County, as well as sites in Fife Lake, Mancelona, and Bellaire to perform blood pressure and blood sugar tests at no cost. Scheduled dates and times are posted in senior newsletters throughout the area. 

Our community outreach nurse also provides flu shots each fall at Kalkaska County senior meal sites, as well as the Fife Lake meal site and Fife Lake American Legion.

Learn More

To learn more about scheduling a blood pressure or blood sugar screening call 231-258-7538.

Community Education

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center knows how important education is to your health and the prevention of disease. Several times throughout the year, KMHC offers free community education events on topics such as back safety, diabetes, and wellness. Expert staff at KMHC are also willing to visit local businesses or organizations and bring the education to you. Please call 231-258-3091 to inquire about educational opportunities.