Marquette General Women's & Children's Center
Marquette General Hospital is an approved Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) facility for both inpatient and outpatient pediatric services. Clinic services are designed to provide care for children and adults of the Upper Peninsula with special health care needs. The clinic encourages clients to participate in treatment planning, allowing for opportunities to ask questions and discuss concerns with specialists. The clinic can serve as an integration point for communication and coordination with community-based care providers and other community resources.
A referral to the Specialty Clinics at Marquette General Hospital can be made by calling the clinic at 1-800-562-9753 ext. 4777 or 906-225-4777, Fax - 906-225-4830, or by completing the Specialty Clinic Referral Form. The form is designed to identify the pertinent information needed to process the referral efficiently and to be sure that your patient is evaluated by the clinic that best meets your needs. Please call the Specialty Clinic office to obtain a copy of the form.
Call the clinic at 1-800-562-9753 ext. 4777 or 225-4777 and provide the child's name, parents name and phone number, insurance information if available, and any other pertinent demographic information. You may schedule the appointment for the patient, or our staff will call the parents to schedule. A brief letter or office note describing the reason for the referral is very helpful and can be faxed or mailed.
Fax a copy of your records with the patient's demographic information, diagnosis if available, and a brief letter or office note describing the reason for the referral. Our staff will contact the family to schedule the appointment.
The clinic fax number is 906-225-4830. View On-line
Mail the above mentioned referral information to Marquette General Hospital Specialty Clinic, 580 West College Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. We will contact the family to schedule the appointment. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Goodson, clinic secretary, or Sue Britton, RN, clinic manager. We appreciate your referrals and will assist you in any way we can.
The Specialty Clinics are designed to provide a multidisciplinary assessment specific to the child's health condition. The child will be assessed on the day of the clinic by several health care professionals who will lend their expertise in developing a plan of care. After assessing the child, these professionals will talk with each other about developing goals related to the child's health care problems. Recommendations will be made for services to help meet those goals.
A clinic appointment can take between 1½ to 3 hours to complete, depending on how many clinic team members the child has been scheduled to see. It is recommended that parents plan to arrange child care for other children in the family so that they will be able to focus on and assist with their child's assessment. Parents will receive written reports from the team members approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the clinic appointment; however, recommendations will be made on the day of the clinic. If follow-up appointments are recommended, parents will receive a letter about one month before the appointment is due, asking them to call and schedule an appointment time.
Clinics marked with an * are offered in cooperation with Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) to provide coordinated assessment and management of children (and some adults) with special health care needs.
For appointments or information, call 906-225-4777 or 1-800-562-9753 ext. 4777.
Brothers and sisters of children with disabilities now have a chance to meet monthly and talk with other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs. They'll have an opportunity to talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability. Brothers and sisters may have feelings that are difficult to express, even to a friend: sadness that a sister cannot learn things that others take for granted, anger when a brother's behavior problems prevent the family from doing things other families do, or the special pride with a sibling with a disability learns a basic but important life skill after months or years of practice. At Sibshops, siblings will share these feelings with others who truly understand. Most importantly though, Sibshops are fun! Participants play new games, cook lunches, and make new friends. Small participation fee. For more information call - 906-225-3081.
Kids On The Block Puppet Shows
This puppet troupe talks to children (ages 4-12 years) with humor, candor, and sensitivity about topics of disability awareness, social concerns, educational differences, and medical issues. In upbeat, insightfully scripted presentations and a period following in which young members of the audience get to ask questions directly to the characters, the Kids On The Block provide children with an unforgettable educational experience because the "kids" so vividly and effectively model relationships between disabled and non-disabled people. Topics include: cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, bicycle and car safety, and hearing impairments. The Kids On The Block puppet performances are great for school classrooms or can also be presented during youth activity programs. Free service. Contact Candy Weber at 225-3297 to schedule a show.
The social worker for the Women's & Children's Center helps patients and their families during their stay on the Family Birthing Center, the Pediatric Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, and on an outpatient basis in the Specialty Clinics. The social worker is a member of your health care team and can help in many ways, such as patient/family concerns, assisting with financial concerns or lodging, locating community services, communication, and planning for discharge to another facility or home.
Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Program
This bereavement program is for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death. A monthly newsletter is available to parents as well as counselor services, and community events. For information please call (906)-225-4777 or 1-800-562-9753, ext. 4777.
Car Seat Rental/Purchase Program
Infant and toddler seats are available for short-term rental (one-month or less), for $10. Long-term rental is not available. Infants seats are also available for low-cost purchase on the Family Birthing Center for delivering mothers who may have forgotten their car seat or who may have a financial hardship.
For more information click on the following car seat safety links -
Medela Breast Pump Rental Station & Supplies
The Women's & Children's Center is an authorized Medela Breast Pump Rental Station.