Manistique Tribal Community Center
5698W US Highway 2
Manistique, MI 49854
Phone: (906) 341-8469 or (866) 401-0043
In Manistique, we have outpatient medical appointments for newborns through the elderly. We have one physicians and one nurse practitioner. We care for acute needs, chronic medical conditions, and health promotion/disease prevention appointments. Our providers specialize in family medicine and pediatrics. We provide many procedures such as wart treatments, simple skin excisions, and toenail removal. There are nurse only appointments available for blood pressure checks, allergy injections, immunizations, injectable birth control, wound care, ABI.
We cater to Sault Tribe members, tribal employees, and UPHP patients. We care for newborns through the elderly.
We encourage patients to have a primary care provider. This provider can help them prevent disease processes, and know them well should they get sick. We encourage adults who are otherwise healthy to have a physical exam every five years. We encourage our patients who are on medications to be seen at as often as recommended by their primary care provider. Children are seen more frequently: At two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months, two years, and each year thereafter.
We encourage patients to call our appointment schedulers at 906-341-8469. Routine appointments can be scheduled in this manner. If patient’s feel that her symptoms warrant an appointment sooner than can be provided, there is always a nurse they can speak with who can help with this.
Additional Information: In Manistique, we have Optical and Dental services and clinical social workers. We also have a pharmacy, and we have contracted lab and radiology services available for urgent tests. Community health nursing services are available also.
We invite you to watch the Sault Tribe Health Division video tour of our eight centers. Our informative video will help ou learn about the many services we provide to our members. We thank you for taking your time to tour our great facilities.
Services at Manistique Tribal Community Center:
The Sault Tribe Behavioral Health Program offers a variety of culturally sensitive outpatient services: Intake and Assessment, Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy, Psychological Evaluations, Psychiatric Evaluation & Follow up Care, Crisis Intervention/Urgent Care., Integrated Care, Recovery Support, Referral Support & Case Management , An array of therapeutic interventions, Enhanced Outpatient for substance use disorders, Compulsive Gambling Counseling , Auricular Acupuncture, Driver’s License Review Assessments, Prevention, Education & Consultation, Continuing Care Counseling, Alcohol/Drug Education and Awareness, Employee Assistance Program Counseling and Home-based Parenting Education.
Community Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing is a field of nursing that is a blend of primary health care and nursing practice with public health nursing. The community health nurse conducts a continuing and comprehensive practice that is preventive, curative, and rehabilitative. The philosophy of care is based on the belief that care directed to the individual, the family, and the group contributes to the health care of the population as a whole. The community health nurse is not restricted to the care of a particular age or diagnostic group. Participation of all consumers of health care is encouraged in the development of community activities that contribute to the promotion of, education about, and maintenance of good health. These activities require comprehensive health programs that pay special attention to social and ecological influences and specific populations at risk.
Dental Services available at the Sault Tribe dental clinics: Exams, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, extractions, dentures, and many other services are skillfully provided. Your first visit will include the necessary x-rays and a thorough exam. Other treatment will be provided at additional appointments. We will provide as much treatment as possible at each appointment and will try to coordinate appointments in other areas of the clinics to the best of our ability (medical, optical, etc.)
The Sault Tribe Health Division offers outpatient medical appointments for newborns through the elderly. We have family physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners. We care for acute needs, chronic medical conditions, and health promotion/disease prevention appointments. Some of our providers specialize in women's health, others in pediatrics. We offer many procedures such as wart treatments, simple skin excisions, toenail removal, colposcopy, IUD, endometrial biopsy, LEEP. There are nurse only appointments available for blood pressure checks, allergy injections, immunizations, injectable birth control, wound care, and ABI. OMT services are offered once a month.
The Optical Department offers comprehensive Eye Health examinations with an emphasis on the prevention of ocular diseases prevalent within the Sault Tribe population. We have the most current, up to date diagnostic equipment including the new OCT Cirrus. This instrument can now offer the early diagnosis and intervention of sight threatening diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
We provide Pharmacy Services to patients of the Sault Tribe Health Division. We have three pharmacies located in the health center in Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace and Manistique.
The Traditional Medicine Program, established in 1995, was the first tribal traditional medicine program in the United States integrated into a tribal health delivery system. It has become recognized and accepted within the tribal community and has served as a model for traditional medicine programs offered by other tribes.
Providers at Manistique Tribal Community Center:
Gloria A Van Klompenberg D.O.
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency: Ingham Regional Medical Center Year started with Tribe: 2016 Specialties: Family practice with emphasis on women's health and healthy lifestyle issues
Margaret Comfort, PA
Margaret Comfort, PA, attended Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. and conducted her residency in the state of New York and northern Michigan. She began practicing with Sault Tribe in 2014 and has special professional interests in diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cancer. At her leisure, she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and her husky, Nutmeg.
Shelly D. Baker, OD
Shelley Baker, O.D., studied at Michigan State University and the Illinois College of Optometry. She began practice with Sault Tribe in 2006 and is a behavioral optometrist specializing in correcting and improving visual dysfunctions. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, College of Optometrics in Vision Development and the current president of the Upper Peninsula Optometric Physicians Society. She completed 147 hours of post-graduate education in vision therapy and is a clincal associate of the Optometric Extension Program, a non-profit research and education foundation. She enjoys traveling, reading, camping and spending time with her family and friends.