COVID Vaccine Information

Please note:  Family Practice of Cadillac is currently taking names for patients interested in getting the COVID vaccine. If you are interested, please call the office at 231-775-9741 and choose option #3. There you will leave your name, date of birth, and a good contact phone number. As soon as vaccine becomes available, we will call you to schedule an appointment time.

The Health Department Plan is as follows:

  • Anyone 12 and older is eligible to receive the COVID -19 vaccine
  • Walk-In Clinics are held each Tuesday from 8:30 am to 6:20 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Appointments are preferred and you can schedule online. Walk-Ins are welcome.
  • Available vaccine is the Pfizer 1st and 2nd dose for those 12 and older. They also have Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for those 18 and older.
  • 12-15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian when vaccinated.
  • 16-17 year olds must have written consent if parent/legal guardian not present when vaccinated.
  • Residency is not required

Call the Health Department at 888-217-3904 if you don’t have a computer or visit their website to get registered at www.dhd10.org.

Other ways to register are to check with your local pharmacy and area Council on Aging. Locally, the pharmacies we know for sure that are taking names right now are Meijer, Walmart, RiteAid and Family Fare but you do need to be a customer of their pharmacy. Council on Aging is helping the elderly, who have a hard time accessing the internet, get registered. You can contact them by calling your local Council on Aging or if you live in Wexford county, you can call them at 231-775-0133.

Munson Medical Center is no longer offering COVID vaccinations to the public. Please refer to your local pharmacy or Council on Aging to get help with registration with the Health Department.

Frequently Asked Vaccine Questions (FAQ)

Yes, unless you have a history of allergic reactions to vaccines, you should definitely get the vaccine. It is also recommended if you have gotten COVID, to be vaccinated.  If pregnant or breast-feeding, you should check with your primary care for their recommendation.

Anyone 12 and older can be vaccinated for COVID-19. The Health Department has Walk-In Clinics every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 6:20 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They do ask that you schedule an appointment if possible but will accept all walk-ins. The Pfizer is available for those 12 and older and Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available for those 18 and older. If you don’t have a computer, you can call 888-217-3904 for assistance otherwise please schedule online at www.dhd10.org.

Family Practice is also doing vaccinations and is giving the Moderna. If you are interested in getting your vaccine at the office, please call 231-775-9741 and choose option #3 to put yourself on the list.

The vaccine is available now at the Health Department #10 and they are doing walk-ins along with scheduling vaccines on-line. Family Practice does have a list you can be added to. Just need to call 231-775-9741 and choose option #3 to put yourself on the list here.

The office is currently doing Moderna vaccinations. If interested, call 231-775-9741 and choose option #3 to put yourself on the list.

With it being likely that  the vaccination will deliver a more constant immune response compared to the wide range of immune response that can happen between asymptomatic to symptomatic infections, the CDC does recommend those who have had a positive Covid-19 get the vaccination. The only thing they suggest is waiting 90 days after having Covid-19 to receive the vaccination. Also if you have had any plasma or antibody treatments, you should also delay 90 days before getting the vaccination.

Frequently Asked COVID Questions (FAQ)

Yes, unless you have a history of allergic reactions to vaccines, you should definitely get the vaccine.

All 3 vaccines are available now. The office is currently giving the Moderna but the health department also has Moderna along with Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue, sore throat, loss of taste and/or smell.

If you develop a cough, fever, fatigue and/or a new onset of shortness of breath, call the office first at 231-775-9741.  We will assess your symptoms and give you guidance on what to do next.

If you develop a cough, fever, fatigue and/or a new onset of shortness of breath before your appointment, call the office first at 231-775-9741.  We will assess your symptoms and give you guidance on what to do next.

The virus is spread through droplets from coughing or sneezing. The virus can live for extended periods of time on different surfaces and can be transmitted from touching hands to your face after touching infected surfaces. The virus can enter the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth so washing your hands and not touching your face is the first defense.

The virus may stay on surfaces from hours to days. However, studies suggest that the virus is unlikely to spread by touching most common surfaces three days after a person with COVID-19 has touched them.

You can get COVID-19 more than once. This is because the virus has mutated and there are now different strains out there.

  1. People aged 65 years and older
  2. People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  3. People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People who have serious heart conditions
    • People who are immunocompromised
    • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
    • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
    • People with diabetes
    • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
    • People with liver disease

This is the reason this particular virus is so dangerous. Per the CDC, 1 in 4 people who get the coronavirus may not show any symptoms but are still highly contagious. Some people who have it may not even know they have it. This is why social distancing is being so highly recommended and why states had implemented stay at home orders.

As a virus, there is no specific medication that can treat COVID-19. Supportive medications may be used to manage symptoms. Let your doctor know if your symptoms become severe.

The only preventative is the vaccine which is highly recommended that you get.

If you have not been tested, you are not contagious after:

  1. No fever for at least 72 hours/3 days
  2. All your other symptoms have improved
  3. It has been 7 days since your first symptoms have appeared.

If you have tested positive, you are not contagious after:

  1. No fever for at least 72 hours/3 days
  2. All your other symptoms have improved
  3. Have received 2 negative tests in a row

Always be sure to follow the guidance of your primary care provider. Let them know if you have any questions.

Due to the decrease in COVID-19 numbers in the community, Family Practice is back to doing all routine visits. If interested, please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Please contact the office and we will take a message for your physician. The physicians are typically filling medications for 30 day refills at this time. If the State of Emergency continues past your refill date, call our office for further directions.

Please contact the office and we will take a message for your physician. The physicians are typically filling medications for 30 day refills at this time but if they feel they need to see you, you may be able to do a new TeleVisit. Call our office or check the TeleVisit page on the website for more information.

TeleVisit appointments can be scheduled for patients who may need a follow-up on anxiety or depression, medication refills, pain management, dermatology issues, and anything that doesn’t need an actual hands-on exam. Please call our office for more information or if you are interested in scheduling this type of appointment.

Check out the TeleVisit page on this website, where you will find more detailed information. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to call the office for assistance.

Antibody testing is not reliable yet. At this time, Munson is not recommending it. They are waiting for more reliable data on antibody testing. We are keeping an eye on this and will update as we find out more information.

Location
827 E. Division
Cadillac, MI 49601
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Office Hours
Open 7 Days a Week
Same Day Appointments
Monday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am 1:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am Noon


XRay Hours
Monday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm

Closed
1:00 pm 2:00 pm for Lunch


Lab Hours
Monday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am 4:30 pm

Closed
1:00 pm 2:00 pm for Lunch


Telephone Directory
Appointments: (231) 775-9741
Billing: (231) 876-3410
Fax: (231) 775-9333


Emergencies
If you have an urgent medical problem after hours or on the weekend, you can reach the on-call physician by calling the answering service at (231) 775-9741. In case of an acute emergency, go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department at once.

News & Updates

June 29, 2021 Hours

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the office will be closing at 5 p.m. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Fathers Day Weekend Hours

The office will be closing at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021. We will re-open on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 8 a.m. In observance of Father’s Day, the office will be closed on Sunday, June 20, 2021. The office will re-open Monday, June 21, 2021 at 8 a.m. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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