ABOUT THUNDER BAY COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE

Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc., (TBCHS) is a non–profit, 501 (c) (3) independent corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors representing the communities we serve. TBCHS was founded in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens who identified the need for greater access to primary care services in the region.

In July 1982, TBCHS became operational as a National Health Service Corporation solo practice, and in October 1983 was awarded Section 330 federal funding operating under the guidelines of a Community Health Center.

Today this designation is referred to as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This special status makes us eligible for a variety of programs, allowing us to offer a much broader scope of service than would otherwise be possible in a rural area.

Through the years, we have grown to serve the populations of Montmorency, Alpena, Cheboygan, Otsego, Oscoda, and Presque Isle Counties. We provide health care for all ages, regardless of insurance status where everyone is welcome!

OUR MISSION

Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc. commits its resources to building healthier communities.

OUR VISION

To provide wellness within and beyond the four walls of our health centers.

Our Services

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent the communities that we serve. Their role is to provide oversight and strategic direction for our organization and ensure our services are meeting the needs of our patients.

Ben Bolser

Ben Bolser
Board Chair

Carrie Lohman

Carrie Lohman
Director

Mike Wurtsmith

Mike Wurtsmith
Director

Brendan Conboy, MD, FACOG
Director

Shanna Johnson

Shanna Johnson
Vice Chair

Tommi Wolff

Tommie Wolff
Director

Julie Kendrick

Julie Kendrick
Director

Susan Stacy

Susan Stacey
Secretary

Al Moe

Al Moe
Director

Michael Fairbanks

Michael Fairbanks
Director

Nina Kennard

Nina Kennard
Treasurer

Beach Hall

Beach Hall
Director

Mindy Horn
Director

OUR VALUES

Respect

Be considerate

Excellence

In every service we provide

Accountability

Take responsibility

Dedication

To our communities

Integrity

Strength and honesty

Teamwork

Help each other

Chelsea

PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a trusting partnership between a doctor-led health care team and an informed patient. In a medical home, the practice is organized around the patient – communication is based on trust, respect and shared decision-making.

As a PCMH, Thunder Bay Community Health Service will work with you to help identify ways to improve your health such as creating a care management plan, identifying and helping you achieve healthy goals, and coordinating your care with other health care organizations such as specialists or hospitals.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,183,514 with 88% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.