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All locations will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

Cheboygan Campus

About this Location

Welcome to our Cheboygan Campus location page! Alcona Health Center’s Patient Centered Medical Home model of care means that we are your partner in healthcare. Our team of professionals will work with you to establish and manage your health goals and assist you in achieving your best possible health! We strive to provide quality healthcare and excellent customer service. If you have questions or concerns, or just want to share how great your patient experience was please don’t hesitate to contact the office manager for this location, Dawn at (231) 627-7118​.


Heather Bontempo, FNP

Heather Bontempo, FNP practices family medicine. She earned her Masters of Science from Chamberlain University. Ms. Bontempo is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Mark Drogowski, MD

Dr. Mark Drogowski practices family medicine in Cheboygan. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Albion College, before going on to achieve his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, followed by a Family Medicine Residency with Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals. Dr. Drogowski's professional interests include pediatrics, preventative care, and a focus on "whole person care". He is a former Mead Johnson Award: Top 25 Resident Physician USA recipient. Professional memberships include - AAFP, MAFP, and Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Claudio Duarte, MD

Claudio Duarte, MD is a Pediatrician. He practices both at our Cheboygan Campus and Petoskey Child Health Associates. Dr. Duarte earned his medical degree from Fucultad de Medicina - Uraguay in 1999. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an AMA member.
(This provider also speaks Spanish.)

Kelly Harnish, RDH

Kelly Harnish, RDH is a Registered Dental Hygienist who works both at our Cheboygan Campus and our Pickford location. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science/Certificate in Dental Hygiene from Baker College in 1999. She is a member of the Dental Hygiene National Honor Society.

Rachel Ingalsbe, LMSW

Rachel Ingalsbe, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University, earning a Master's of Social Work. Her professional interests include a focus on trauma, addiction, child, and family therapy.

Kaitlin LaLonde, PA-C

Kaitlin LaLonde is a Physician Assistant who practices Family Medicine at our Cheboygan Campus. She obtained a Bachelor's degree from Alma College before going on the earn her Master's of Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan University in 2016. Professional memberships include Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Joy Newhouse, PMHNP BC


Joy Newhouse, PMHNP, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her BSN prior to completing her MSN from Walden University. In addition to seeing patients in person, Ms. Newhouse will also be offering some telehealth services.

Kyle Taylor, DNP

Kyle Taylor, DNP practices Family Medicine. He obtained his Bachelor of Nursing Science in 2012 before going on to graduate with a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Michigan in 2018. Mr. Taylor has experience in treating Substance Use Disorder, including the use of MAT. Professional interests include nutrition and exercise. He is a member of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Recovery Services Team Member.

catherine zimmerman

Catherine Zimmerman, DO

Charles Gantt, NP

Telehealth Only Behavioral Health

Daniel Mead, NP

Vicki Konczak-Miltz, LPC

Vicki Konczak-Miltz, LPC CAADC

Vicki Konczak-Miltz, LPC CAADC, NCC, CCS-DP, is a Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Therapist. She earned her Master's of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Vicki has obtained CAADC- Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is part of our Medication Assisted Treatment Program at AHC. Her professional interests include substance use disorder and trauma. Recovery Services Team Member.

Services Provided

  • TELEHEALTH VISITS ARE AVAILABLE! Now you can see your medical or behavioral health provider using your smart phone, tablet or computer. No internet/no device? No worries. Ask us about our secure wifi spots and loaner tablets!
  • Medical
  • Behavioral Health
  • Care Management
  • Community Health Worker
  • Dental
  • Lab Services
  • MAT/Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Wellness Classes
  • Tele-psychiatry
  • Translation/Interpretive Services (for Blind, Deaf and/or Non-English Speaking) are Provided if Needed while Accessing Our Services. Please Contact Us in Advance.

Learn more about our services

Hours & Contact Info


(231) 627-7118 (Main )
(231) 627-3002 (Pediatrics)


(231) 627-1838 Zimmerman/Morell
(231) 363-1822 Drogowski/LaLonde/Taylor
(231) 363-1825 Behavioral Health/Dental
(231) 627-6204 Pediatrics - Duarte

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

No walk in hours at this location. Same day appointments are available.

After Hours

For more information on accessing care while we are closed click here – After Hours Care

Recognized NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Badge

Recognized NCQA

Patient Centered Medical Home

For more information on our Patient Centered Medical Home approach to care, click here –About

FTCA Seal 5.3.22

FTCA Statement

Alcona Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility. This health center receives Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical/dental/behavioral health malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.