Foster Family Community Health Center


About Us

The Foster Family Community Health Center, formerly called the Munson Community Health Center, is the front door to services provided at Munson Medical Center and elsewhere in the Munson Healthcare system. People from around northern Michigan use Foster Family Community Health Center for pre-operative testing, pain management, rehabilitation therapies, urgent care, sleep disorders, and many other diagnostic services.

With plenty of on-site parking and a variety of expert, quality services, Foster Family Community Health Center provides easy access to frequently used outpatient services. 

Foster Family Community Health Center has recently undergone a major facelift of all public spaces to make it a best-in-class outpatient care facility. Learn more about the updates made possible by the generosity of the Foster Family. 

Contacts and Locations

Foster Family Community Health Center
550 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 935-5000



Location: South Entrance | 800-968-9292

Patients should be directed to Foster Family Community Health Center South Entrance

  • X-ray: 7 am - 5 pm, Mon. - Fri. 
  • MRI: 7 am - 7 pm, Mon. - Sat. 
  • Ultrasound: 8 am - 7:30 pm Mon. - Fri.


How can I obtain physical copies of my radiology records?

Please click here to learn more about how to obtain a physical copy of your radiology records.

Urgent Care

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8686

  • Open daily, 9 am - 8 pm

Urgent Care is the best place to go for illnesses, injuries, or conditions that need to be treated right away, but are not life threatening. We provide convenient, walk-in medical service for times when your physician’s office is not available. Our clinic is staffed with a team of highly qualified professionals, including board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Services include evaluation and treatment for:

  • Back or muscle strains
  • Bladder infections 
  • Bug bites or small animal bites 
  • Coughs, congestion, and sinus problems 
  • Cuts, sprains, and fractures 
  • Ear infections 
  • Mild fevers 
  • Minor burns 
  • Nausea and/or vomiting 
  • Pink eye or other minor eye problems 
  • Rashes 
  • Sore throat 
  • Sprains, muscle pulls, or minor injuries
  • TB skin test 


  • Self-serve while Foster Family Community Health Center building is open

Cardiac Rehab

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8560

  • Mon. and Wed., 7 am - 4 pm
  • Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 am - 4 pm

Our team of dietitians, exercise physiologists, pharmacists, and rehabilitation nurses will help you return to the highest level of activity and independence possible. Our services include:

  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Education and counseling about coronary risk reduction
  • Exercise training
  • Medical surveillance and emergency support when appropriate
  • Outcomes documentation and assessment
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Stress management techniques
  • Support groups
  • Weight management and dietary counseling

Childbirth Services

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8219

Comprehensive Pain Management Program

Location: South Entrance | Clinic: 231-935-8540 Pre-Procedure: 231-935-8500

  • Clinic Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Procedure Room: Mon. - Fri., 7 am - 3:30 pm 

Our board-certified pain management specialists lead a team of professionals that provides safe, effective ways to manage chronic pain. Our innovative treatments include:

Coumadin Clinic (Anticoagulation Clinic)

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-9341

  • Mon, Tues., Thurs., 7 am - 4 pm 
  • Wed., 7 am - 4 pm
  • Fri., 7 am - 10:30 am

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Clinics

  • Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 4:30 pm; nursing onsite as needed

Home Medical Equipment

Location: North Entrance | 800-252-2065

  • Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm

Home Health & Hospice

Location: North Entrance | 800-252-2065

  • Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm


Location: South Entrance | General Lab Questions: 231-935-6100

  • Mon. - Fri., 7 am - 5 pm
  • Closed weekends and major holidays. Please visit the Main Lobby Lab in Munson Medical Center (Open 8 am - 3 pm) for necessary lab procedures.

Outpatient lab services are available at Foster Family Community Health Center. Access lab services in Traverse City using the South Entrance. Stop by without an appointment when your doctor orders lab work at this location in Traverse City. 

For faster service, visit us in the afternoon from 12pm - 5pm, or you can schedule online.

Online self-scheduling allows you to book appointments at your convenience. This option also helps laboratory staff prepare in advance for your visit and reduce wait times.

Please use the tool below to schedule your appointment:


A valid email address is required to schedule your appointment. Please schedule 2-3 weeks in advance of your desired appointment date/time for best availability.

Lab Service Types Offered:

  • Blood Draw
  • Specimen Drop Off
  • Doctor Ordered COVID19 Collection without active COVID19 symptoms

If you are experiencing active COVID19 symptoms and have doctor ordered labs, please visit one of our appointment service locations.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation

Location: North Entrance | Physicians Group: 231-935-8604 | Rehabilitation Services (PT/OT/SLP): 231-935-8600

  • Physicians Group: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Rehab Services: Mon. - Thurs., 7 am - 6:45 pm, Fri., 7 am - 5:30 pm

Northwestern Michigan Dermatology, PC

Occupational Health & Medicine

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-8590

  • Mon. - Thurs., 7:30 am - 5 pm
  • Fri., 7:30 am - 4 pm
  • Closed Monday, September 7

Services include:

  • Commercial motor vehicle driver physicals
  • Drug and breath alcohol testing
  • Employment physicals
  • Initial bloodborne pathogens post-exposure testing
  • Prophylaxis treatment
  • Safety assessments
  • Skill evaluation and functional capacity assessment
  • Work injury treatment and follow-up care

Occupational Health & Medicine’s Travel Health Services 

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-8590

Munson Healthcare’s travel health services help prepare patients for travel abroad by customizing a plan to avoid illness and disease. Travel consultations are especially recommended for those traveling to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Referrals are not needed and appointments with Occupational Health are recommended to be scheduled 4-6 weeks prior to your departure. Some insurances may reimburse patients for travel clinic expenses.

Services include:

  • Personalized consultations to identify potential health risks, and recommendations to help you stay healthy
  • Prescriptions and recommendations for over-the-counter medications for travelers to have on hand during their trip
  • Immunizations, including (but not limited to):
    • Hepatitis A and B 
    • Influenza 
    • MMR 
    • Polio 
    • Rabies 
    • Tdap 
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria 
    • Typhoid 
    • Yellow Fever  


Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8730

  • Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 8 pm
  • Sat., 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sun. and holidays, 10 am - 6 pm 

Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (POAC)

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-2686

  • On-call Only (231-935-2686)

Primary Care

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8460

Munson Healthcare Foster Family Primary Care offers comprehensive primary care for patients throughout their lifetime. From well-child check-ups and minor injuries to acute illness and chronic health conditions, we’ll take great care of you and your family. Learn more.

Pulmonary Rehab

  • Tues. and Thurs., 7 am - 5 pm

Sleep Disorders Center

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-9307 or 800-358-9641

  • Mon. - Wed., 8 am - 4:30 pm

Featuring six home-like bedrooms with private baths, all equipped for handicapped access. For our pediatric sleep program, we offer specially trained staff and child-friendly bedrooms, as well as rooming-in facilities for parents. Through our comprehensive program, we provide consultation, sleep studies, treatment, and follow-up care conditions including:

  • Circadian rhythm disorders – disrupted sleep cycles because of jet lag, shift work, etc.
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Insomnia – difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy – sudden, uncontrollable deep sleep
  • Obstructive sleep apnea – temporary lack of breathing
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Snoring

William & Leni Carls Hearing Clinic

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-6455

  • Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8 am - 3 pm