U-M Care at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital


Family Medicine doctors from the University of Michigan are bringing the same great care closer to our patients living in Western Washtenaw County through by partnering with Chelsea Community Hospital (CCH) to offer inpatient services.

U-M providers are at CCH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Adult patients admitted to CCH can see a U-M physician for a number of conditions, including such things as chest pains, shortness of breath, pneumonia or infections. We encourage you to discuss CCH with your care team.

The newly renovated Chelsea Community Hospital offers access to U-M physicians in a smaller, convenient-to-access facility. The newly renovated Chelsea Community Hospital offers convenient access for patients and visitors in a smaller, state of the art medical hospital. The facility was designed for comfort and convenience while keeping Chelsea’s rich heritage and history. The new addition maintains a peaceful, serene setting for optimal healing and relaxation.

The best care for you

Inpatient care at UMHS may be recommended to you for several reasons. Some services, such as pediatric, OB/GYN, transplant and dialysis, are not available at CCH. If you receive emergency care at Chelsea, your physician will determine which location is the best for you to receive appropriate care. This may mean a transfer to UMHS or another healthcare facility. We encourage you to discuss CCH with your care team. Your physician can help you decide if CCH is right for your particular needs.

FAQs about the U-M presence at Chelsea Community Hospital

Q: What UMHS services are offered at Chelsea Community Hospital?
A: Inpatient care for adult patients who need to be admitted to the hospital. Services include inpatient adult hospitalization for general medical conditions, such as chest pains, shortness of breath, pneumonia and other infections.

Q: If I go to Chelsea Community Hospital, will my care still be provided by UMHS physicians? Do I pick the provider?
A: UMHS physicians who work at Chelsea Community Hospital will provide your inpatient care and will facilitate the transition back to your primary care and specialty doctors. CCH physicians operate the Emergency Room and they will coordinate your care in that setting until you are discharged from the ER or until you are admitted to the hospital team, which is staffed by a UMHS physician. Your UMHS physicians may also consult with CCH specialty physicians if they find that is helpful in your care.

Q: How will my primary care provider be involved with my care?
A: The UMHS physician who provides your inpatient care at Chelsea Community Hospital will be in communication with your current primary care physician. Upon discharge from the hospital, your follow up care will be continued by your current physician.

Q: What is UMHS’s relationship with Chelsea Community Hospital?
A: UMHS has had an excellent, strong relationship with CCH where our Family Medicine physicians have practiced for many years. This is an example of how two strong health providers can work together to improve utilization of health care in the community. The expanded partnership is part of the broader affiliation between UMHS and CHE-Trinity Health Michigan. CCH is a member of St. Joseph Mercy Health System and CHE-Trinity Health.