Frequently Asked Questions
How do I arrange for services?
If you think you may need help with a mental health problem, please call us. During regular office hours, (Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) a staff person is here to help you and direct your calls to the right person. An individual can be referred to Thumb Industries, Inc. by him or herself, by a private individual/agency, public agency, or any other purchaser of service.
You will speak with a professional who will help you decide if mental health services are what you need and how we can best help you. At this time you will be asked for some basic information. In order to get the best care possible, you need to tell us about past hospitalizations, treatment, medications and anything else about your health. You must also tell us about any insurance information. Once it is decided that you could benefit from mental health services, an appointment is made.
How will services be paid for?
Most individuals involved in services through Thumb Industries, Inc. are provided through a third party payee. Services are provided through contracts with Huron Behavioral Health Services, Sanilac Community Mental Health Services, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, or private insurance companies. Individuals can also privately pay for services provided through our agency.
At the time of your first scheduled visit with us, you will meet with a professional that will review with you the financial and insurance information you have been asked to bring and will establish how services will be paid.
A new determination may be completed if we are informed of a significant change which may affect your Ability to Pay and / or insurance coverage. You have the right to disagree with an Ability to Pay determination by contacting us in writing of your desire for a re-determination.
When can I be seen?
You will be seen within 7 days of your initial phone call.
What items do you accept at the Recycling Center?
The Recycling Center currently accepts cardboard, mixed residential mail (MRM), office copy paper and newsprint. The recycling center also accepts plastics labeled with a #1 or #2 (soap containers, water bottles, etc.) providing they have been rinsed/cleaned out. Thumb Industries, Inc. offers free pick-up of recyclables to businesses in Bad Axe and surroundings towns/villages. Drop off recyclables at 666 Woodworth St., Bad Axe, MI Tuesday- Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. A trailer is located on site for after hours and weekend drop offs.
I don't have a car. How do I get to where I need to be?
Thumb Area Transit covers Huron County and can be reached toll free at 1.800.322.1125. Sanilac County Public Transportation covers Sanilac County and can be reached at 1.810.648.9766. Both offer curb-to-curb service and provide reliable transportation.