Wellness Center

The East Jordan Wellness Center, located at the East Jordan Middle High School, provides preventative health and counseling services to facilitate students optimal physical, mental, emotional, and social well being.  We assist children and teens to gain confidence and learn strategies to be more successful in and out of the classroom.  We promote healty living practices to students, faculty, and parents.

Rebecca Litzner, LMSW
231.536.2204
rlitzner@ejps.org
Alice Thumser, RN
231.536.2269
athumser@ejps.org


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Behavioral Health Services

The East Jordan Wellness Center behavioral health program helps children and teens gain confidence, and learn strategies to be more successful in and out of the classroom.  Studies show that students who participate in school based behavioral health programs have significantly less disciplinary issues, enjoy better mental health, and, not surprisingly, perform better in school.  The East Jordan Wellness Center behavioral health program is operated by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, in collaboration with East Jordan Public Schools, and is conveniently located in the East Jordan Middle High School for easy access.

Our licensed clinical social worker offers individual, group, and family therapy.  Some areas of treatment include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship and Social Skills
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family Stressors
  • Parenting Support Strategies
  • Managing Behavior and Emotions
  • Developing Healthy Coping Skills

For your convience we have provided the Parent/Guardian Consent for Service pdf form and the Client Right and Responsibilities pdf form.

Public and private health insurance companies will be billed for services provided.  A sliding fee payment schedule is also offered.  No child will be turned away for inability to pay.  Your child or family may be eligible for free or low-cost insurance through MIChild, HealthyKids, the Healthy Michigan Plan, or the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Visit the link to healthcare.gov to learn more, or call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at 1-800-432-4121 to learn more about coverage options, and to schedule an appointment for enrollment assistance.

 

 

Student Health Care

Health Services

  • Ensures that the immediate health needs of students are addressed during the school day.
  • Conducts health assessments as needed.
  • Manages administration of student medication per school policy.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases in the school setting.

Alice Thumser RN, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
East Jordan Middle High School
231.536.2269
athumser@ejps.org

 

Immunizations / Forms

For your convenience we have provided the following information and forms.

Required Immunizations for Michigan Schools guidelines.

Teen Vaccines guidelines.

As of January 1, 2015, schools can no longer issue immunization waivers.

Non-medical Immunization Waiver Guidelines.

Medications / Forms

For your convenience we have provided the following information and forms.

Taking Medications at School Letter to Parents.

Non-Prescription Medication at School - Parent Consent form.  Parents provide medication.

Prescription Medication at School - Parent Consent form.

Monthly Newsletters

To start the year off right, we are focusing on healthy eating.  See our tips for healthy family eating, and our Healthy baking-cooking substitutes guides!

Tips for Healthy Eating
Healthy Baking-Cooking Substitutes Guide

December is the season of giving.  Follow these easy every day preventative actions to avoid giving (or receiving) the Flu!

Fight Flu flyer pdf

 

Youth & Family Community Resources

Law Enforcement Phone Number
Emergency 911
East Jordan Police Department 231-536-2273
Charlevoix County Sheriff Office 231-547-4461

 

Substance Abuse Phone Number
BASES Teen Center, Charlevoix 231-547-1144
SAFE in Northern Michigan , Petoskey 231-347-5813

 

Suicide Phone Number
3rd Level Crisis Center, Traverse City 1-800-442-7315      
Community Mental Health, Charlevoix 231-547-5885
National Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Kierstein's Ride Suicide Awareness & Prevention, East Jordan 231-675-5047

 

Health Care Phone Number
East Jordan Family Health Center 231-536-2206
Dental Clinics North, east Jordan 231-536-3000
Health Dept of Northwest Michigan, Charlevoix 231-547-6523

 

Food/Clothing/Shelter Phone Number
East Jordan Care & Share Pantry 231-536-7423
Crossroads Resale Store, East Jordan 231-536-7606
Good Samaritan, Ellsworth 231-588-2208
Women's Resource Center, Petoskey 231-347-0067
Goodwill Inn 231-922-4890

 

Utilities/Other Phone Number
Department of Health & Human Serivces 231-348-1600
Community Action Agency 800-632-7334
Legal Services of Northern Michigan 231-941-0071

 

Rebecca Litzner, LMSW

231.536.2204

Alice Thumser, RN, School Nurse

231.536.2269