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. 

Need to contact Urgent Care in Traverse City? Call 231-935-8686.


Contacts and Locations

Foster Family Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686
Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Screening Location
Hours Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5 pm


Urgent Care

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8686

Open daily, 7 am - 10 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 

Access Dental Group


  • Monday-Friday, 7:30am-1:30pm

Cardiac Rehab

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8560

New Hours Due to COVID-19

  • Temporarily closed (telephone visits available for phase 1 patients)

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

Community Health Library

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-9265

  • Currently closed

We provide plain language resources with less complex medical jargon on traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine topics. Resources can be borrowed at no cost for an extended period of time. Resources and services include:

  • Anatomical models
  • Books
  • CDs
  • Certified application counselors for the health insurance marketplace
  • Classes and programs on a variety of health and wellness topics
  • Condition-specific tote bags
  • Directory of regional resources and support groups
  • DVDs
  • Educational games
  • Health information professionals available to answer questions and provide assistance
  • Health magazines
  • Online health catalog

Comprehensive Pain Management Program

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-8540

  • Mon.-Fri., 9 am-1 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:

  • Injections
  • Implantable devices
  • Medications
  • Strategies for personal pain management

Coumadin Clinic

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-9341

  • Mon.-Thurs., 7 am - 4 pm 
  • Friday 7 am - 11 am

Healthy Weight Center

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8606

  • Currently closed

We provide a medically supervised, comprehensive approach to help you find weight loss success. Services include:

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Clinics

  • Tues. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm; nursing onsite as needed

Home Health & Hospice

Location: North Entrance | 800-252-2065

  • Open 8 am - 5 pm


Location: South Entrance | 800-968-9292

Orders must be marked as STAT/URGENT and patients should be directed to Foster Family Community Health Center South Entrance, Monday – Friday, 7 am - 5:30 pm

Services include:

  • MRI - Closed
  • Ultrasound - Mon. - Fri. 7 am-7 pm
  • X-ray


Location: South Entrance | 231-935-8470

Mon. - Fri., 7 am - 5 pm

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.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation

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

  • Open for essential services and Virtual Visits

Massage Services

  • Currently closed

Mobile Testing for COVID-19

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, weekends 10am-2pm 

Munson Community Health Center Pharmacy

Location: North Entrance | 231-935-8730

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

Pharmacy Services 

Northwestern Michigan Dermatology, PC

Occupational Health & Medicine

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-8590

  • Mon. - Tues. 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri. 8 am - noon

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

Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (POAC)

Location: South Entrance | 231-935-2686

  • On-call Only (231-935-2686)

Pulmonary Rehab

  • Currently closed

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