Care, Finance and Insurance

1. Health Care

Medical Centers

  • Bronson Battle Creek Hospital offers services including behavioral health, critical care, home health, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, neurosciences, nutrition, occupational health, orthopedics, pregnancy and childbirth, rehabilitation, respiratory care, sleep, surgery, testing and imaging, trauma and emergency, urgent care, women’s health, and many others. Below we’ll discuss a few of these clinical services in greater detail. For more information about Bronson Battle Creek Hospital services related to therapy, visit our Treatment and Therapy section further down the page.
    • Neurosciences at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital include adult neurology, neurosurgery, and neurodiagnostic care. Common conditions treated at Bronson Neurosciences include memory problems, back and neck pain, lumbar and spine disorders, chronic pain, degenerative spine disorders, Epilepsy, seizure disorders, neuralgia, head injuries and brain damage, hemifacial spasms, muscle weakness, and more. Specific services and treatment options include behavioral health services, Botox injections, medication management, Epilepsy evaluation and treatment, neurodiagnostics, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and more.
      • Neurodiagnostic Services and Treatments include ambulatory EEG, Botox injections, Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Electronystagmography (ENG), Evoked potentials (visual, auditory, and somasensory), intra-operative monitoring, and lumbar punctures. Common neurological conditions addressed include changes in mental status, numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, neuropathy, weakness, and more.
      • Neurosurgery Services at Bronson Neurosciences include neurosurgery, minimally invasive neurosurgery, and spine fusion. Common conditions treated include back and neck pain, chronic pain, degenerative back and neck disorders, neuropathy, and others.
    • Orthopedic Services at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital aim to reduce patients’ muscle and joint pains. Common conditions treated at Bronson Orthopedics include joint pain, fractures, scoliosis and other conditions, tendonitis, and more. Services and treatment options include arthroscopic surgery, back and neck surgery and treatment, computer-assisted joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, general orthopedic surgery, joint injections, joint replacement, trauma care, patient and consumer education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain management, shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, and more.
    • Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Pregnancy and Childbirth Services include treatments and services including delivery services, treatment for pregnancy conditions, surgery, childbirth education and parenting classes, breastfeeding education, baby portraits, labor and delivery, newborn care, pain management, and more.
  • Bronson Outpatient Centers: Bronson Healthcare has a number of outpatient care centers in Battle Creek, Marshall, and surrounding communities. We’ve listed a few Bronson outpatient centers below, but you can reference Bronson Healthcare’s website for more outpatient locations and information.
    • Bronson at Home 
    • Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Center 
    • Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Nutrition Services
    • Bronson Battle Creek Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
    • Bronson Battle Creek Would Healing Center & Hyperbaric Medicine
    • Bronson Birth Place Battle Creek
    • Bronson Neuroscience Center
    • Bronson OB/Gyn
    • Bronson Orthopedic Specialists
    • Children’s Advocacy Center
    • Bronson Orthopedic Specialists – Marshall
  • Community Health Center (CHC) of Branch County is a Coldwater, Michigan acute care medical facility that provides a range of clinical services, education and support groups, and medical practices. Services include behavioral health, birthing and education, critical care, imaging, emergency, home health, maternal infant health, pediatric and adolescent care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, surgery, and more. To read more about CHC’s rehabilitation services, visit our section on therapy further down the page.

 Speciality Hospitals

  • Select Specialty Hospital—Battle Creek provides long-term acute care specifically for patients with extended recovery time frames and medically complex conditions. Medical services offered through Select Specialty Hospital—Battle Creek include treatment, care, therapy, and maintenance of conditions resulting from or associated with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), seizures and epilepsy, cerebral palsy, stroke, birth trauma injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and others. Clinical services include Wound Care, Pulmonary/Ventilator Weaning, Neuro and Post-Trauma (including anoxic brain injury, neuro-trauma, seizures, and paraplegia), Medically-Complex Treatment (including surgical recovery, post-trauma, sepsis, multi-system complications, and more), and Infectious Disease (such as bacterial and viral infection, sepsis, post-surgical wound infection, and more).
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation is a Select Medical outpatient rehabilitation facility located in Coldwater, Michigan. Specific services at this location include physical therapy, pediatric rehabilitation, spine dysfunction therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, wound care, functional capacity evaluations, work conditioning, and more.Battle Creek and Marshall Cerebral Palsy Resources
  • Oaklawn Hospital is a highly regarded regional health care center located in Marshall, Michigan. It is a nonprofit, independently owned hospital that services Calhoun County and parts of Branch and Eaton counties. Services offered through Oaklawn Hospital include a birthing center, surgery, critical care, dentistry, emergency medicine, home medical equipment loan, home care, mental health, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry and psychological services, and more.

Lifestyle Resources

1. Education

  • Battle Creek Public Schools Special Education Services provide special education programming to all local students with IEPs. Programs include early childhood special education programs, elementary and secondary resource programs, programs for students with mild cognitive impairments, programs for students with emotional impairments, and secondary functional programs. Related services include attendant services, Braille services, interpretation, LRE aid, nursing, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, physical therapy, school social work, speech and language therapy, teacher consultations, transportation, and more.
  • Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD), which is based out of Marshall, Michigan, provides special education services to all students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The CISD Special Education Department offers a number of services and programs including Child Find, Early On, home programs, Early Childhood Special Education, ASD (autism spectrum disorders) programs, cognitive impairment programs, severe multiple impairment programs, adult training, day treatment, and more. Special education ancillary services include adaptive physical education, assistive technology, nursing services, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, physical therapy, psychological services, social work, speech and language therapy, teacher consultations, transportation, vocational training, transition, work experience, supported employment, and more.
    • Doris Klaussen Developmental Center: CISD also operates the Doris Klaussen Developmental Center, which provides special education services to individuals with mild to severe impairments including cognitive delays, multiple impairments, autistic spectrum disorders, severe emotional impairments, and more.

2. Care

3. Housing

4. Transportation

  • Battle Creek Transit bus routes provide wheelchair lift-equipped service and door-to-door pickup for individuals with disabilities and mobility limitations.

5. Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technologies

  • Oaklawn Hospital Home Medical Equipment: Oaklawn Hospital, located in Marshall, provides medical equipment and products including oxygen services and therapy, sleep aids, hospital beds, wheelchairs, bathroom safety equipment, walkers, lifts, prosthetics, and more.
  • Bronson Battle Creek Home Health Care provides medical equipment loans. To learn more about locations and product availability, visit this page.
  • Michigan Loan Closets provides an online list of medical equipment loan programs in Calhoun County.

6. Accessible Playgrounds

  • The Anybodies Playground, located in Bailey Park at 1400 Captial Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan, is a playground designed for universal access.

Organizations, Support, and Awareness Information

1. Disability Organizations

  • The Arc of Calhoun County is Calhoun County’s local affiliated chapter of the Arc of the United States and the Arc of Michigan. The Arc is a non-profit disability organization that provides advocacy, support, resources, and other services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). From its headquarters in Battle Creek, the Arc of Calhoun County has helped increase equality and opportunity for disabled individuals, support the family members of those with disabilities, and provide resources for members of the community as they respond to the needs of disabled residents. Specific programs and services offered through the Arc of Calhoun County include advocacy, community education, dignified lifestyle training, a puppet troupe called “Kids on the Block,” alcohol and substance abuse prevention, volunteer job skills training, community integration counseling, surrogate guardianship, charitable initiatives, and more.

2. Family and Parent Resources

  • The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is the Michigan state chapter of the National Council for Exceptional Children, an international organization dedicated to supporting and improving educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children advocates for disability-minded public policies, provides professional development and standard shaping, advocates for disabled individuals, and helps educational professionals obtain the resources necessary to appropriately teach disabled children. The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children is located in Coldwater, Michigan.
    • The MCEC Foundation for Exceptional Children aims to support educational opportunities for exceptional students pursuing their educations beyond primary and secondary school. The foundation raises funds for transportation, adaptive equipment, assistive technologies, tutoring, tuition, and other necessary resources.
  • Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) is a Battle Creek agency that advocates for more accessible community programs and opportunities. CIR provides a number of adaptive recreation programs, which we discuss in further detail in our Recreational Therapy section further down the page. Their DeafLINK program helps connect hearing impaired individuals with information, resources, and networking opportunities in the community.

Treatment and Therapy Resources

1. Interdisciplinary Therapy Programs

  • Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Rehabilitation Services provide extensive therapy and rehabilitation services for patients with a range of injuries, conditions, illnesses, and therapy needs. Below we’ll discuss some of these rehabilitation services in greater detail:
    • Pediatric Rehabilitation services offered through Bronson Battle Creek Hospital include aquatic therapy, speech-language pathology, gait training, sensory integration, oral motor techniques, home training instruction, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Common diagnoses addressed and treated through the Bronson Pediatric Rehabilitation program include cognitive impairments, developmental delays and intellectual impairments, motor difficulties, neurological disorders, orthopedic injuries, sensory disorders, speech and language impairments, traumatic brain injuries, and swallowing and feeding dysfunctions. Pediatric Rehabilitation services are very beneficial to those children sustaining birth injuries including brain damage, cerebral palsy, and more.
    • Acute Care Rehabilitation services and treatments at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital include neurological rehabilitation (from conditions include post-stroke, brain damage, and more), occupational therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology.
    • Bronson at Home Rehabilitation services provide personalized care in patients’ own homes. Specific services include healthcare, personal care, hospice, oxygen and medical supply, and personal emergency monitoring. The program is based out of Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.
    • Occupational Therapy services and treatments at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital include activities of daily living retraining, functional capacity evaluations, adaptive equipment assessment, cognitive re-education (memory and concentration), hand and wrist therapy, vision therapy, neurological rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, sensory diet assessment, and more.
    • Outpatient Rehabilitation services and treatments offered through Bronson Battle Creek Hospital include aquatic rehabilitation, cognitive re-education, hand therapy, comprehensive swallow evaluation, neurological rehabilitation, occupational therapy, orthopedic rehab, pediatric rehab, physical therapy, speech-language therapy, spine therapy, swallow studies, and more.
    • Physical Therapy services at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital include injury prevention, aquatic rehabilitation (pool therapy), bariatric rehab, wound treatment, manual therapy, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric rehab, spine therapy, stroke rehab, vestibular rehabilitation, and more.
    • Speech-Language Therapy services at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital aim to improve speech and language expression, comprehension, and swallowing. Services and treatments include cognitive re-education, voice treatment, neurological rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, swallow studies, and more.

2. Physical Therapy

3. Recreational Therapy

  • Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) is a Battle Creek, Michigan agency that works with local organizations to make educational and recreational programs universally accessible to individuals with disabilities. Some of their adaptive recreation programs include art classes, bowling leagues, game nights, dances, dinner and movie outings, cooking classes, gardening sessions, theater workshops, tours and field trips, walking sessions, swimming lessons, and more.

4. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Services are available at the hospital, the Bronson Battle Creek Wound Healing Center & Hyperbaric Medicine, and Bronson Hyperbaric Medicine. To learn whether Bronson’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services may benefit you or a loved one, visit their webpage here.

5. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Bronson Battle Creek Hospital’s Nutrition Services treat conditions including appetite and eating disorders, developmental disorders, failure to thrive, gastrointestinal disorders, malnutrition, swallowing problems (dysphagia) and feeding problems, underweight patients, and more. Specialists provide individualized counseling for nutrition that reduces risk of a chronic disease, pregnancy and lactation, pre- or post-surgical, tube feeding and parenteral nutrition, and more. Bronson Nutrition Services are available at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Outpatient Nutrition Services, Bronson LakeView Outpatient Nutrition Services, Bronson Outpatient Nutrition Services, and Bronson Vicksburg Nutrition Services.

6. Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Counseling

  • Bronson Battle Creek Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department provides evaluation and treatment services for patients with various mental health rehabilitation needs. Common diagnoses treated include acute psychiatric illness, memory problems, anxiety, behavioral problems, depression, emotional and behavioral problems, mental illness, neurobehavioral health issues, and more. Services and treatments include assessment (physical, psychological, social, and spiritual), consultation, diagnosis, evaluation, testing, group therapy, individual therapy, inpatient care, nursing services, psychiatry, physician care, stabilization, medication management, structured treatments, and symptom control. Behavioral Health services are available at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Fieldstone Center.
  • Oaklawn Hospital Marshall’s Mental Health Services provide mental health and behavioral treatments for adults, children, and adolescents. Mental health services help patients with issues and conditions including ADHD, panic and anxiety, depression, phobias, and more.
  • Community Health Center (CHC) of Branch County’s Behavioral Healthcare services treat patients with a variety of behavioral, mental health, and emotional rehabilitation needs. CHC offers inpatient services, outpatient services, referral, transitional services, and community-based services.

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