“The groundwork for all happiness is good health.”

Leigh Hunt
Walk for Hope, Stevens Point

Health and Wellness

Maintaining good health is easier here with an abundance of clean air and water, scenic walking and jogging trails, and access to highly rated health-care providers.

Portage County is an outdoor lover’s wonderland all year round. Boating, fishing, waterskiing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular summer activities, with easy access to more than 40 public lakes and the Wisconsin, Plover and Tomorrow rivers.

Excellent trail systems, including the Green Circle Trail and Tomorrow River State Trail attract hikers, cyclists and horseback riders, and the 275-acre Schmeeckle Reserve, on the campus of UWSP, is a favorite with birdwatchers, picnickers and nature enthusiasts.

Range of health services include assisted living, chiropractors, dentists, fitness, medical facilities, medical supplies and services, nursing home and rehab, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physicians.



Our Area Medical Facilities


Aspirus is a nonprofit, community-directed health system with more than 6,000 employees. Aspirus serves people in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan through six partner hospitals, more than 35 community-based clinics and a vast physician network of more than 350 physicians in 35 specialties. The Wausau-based health system features one of the nation’s top heart programs and also provides leading-edge cancer, trauma, women’s health, and spine and neurological care.

Marshfield Clinic

A major presence in Wisconsin with more than 8,000 employees, Marshfield Clinic provides nearly 800 physicians in 80 medical specialties throughout the state, including expanded services at a new facility in Stevens Point. The clinic is renowned for its numerous medical and service innovations, along with its accessibility to the people of Central Wisconsin. Flexibility has been a key part of the clinic’s philosophy for more than 95 years. Planning is a continuous process, enabling Marshfield Clinic to provide for patient needs in the most effective way. This philosophy allows Marshfield Clinic to thrive and expand in the rapidly changing climate of health services delivery.

Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital

Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital has served the people of the Portage County area since 1913. One hundred years later Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of the community. Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital, a fully accredited acute-care facility, offers a comprehensive range of services. More than 300 credentialed providers on the hospital’s medical and allied health staff, along with 800 employees, serve patients on the campus it shares with the 110,000-square-foot Ministry Medical Group clinic, a multi-specialty practice.  In 2012, Ministry Medical Group began construction on a new primary care clinic in Stevens Point at the intersection of McDill and Hoover avenues. Opened in the spring of 2013, the new 14,700-square-foot facility provides primary care and related ancillary and support services.


Bone & Joint Clinic

Whether you’re a high school athlete, a weekend warrior or an active adult, you don’t want to be sidelined by a bone, joint or muscle injury. If your injury is not treated properly, you could suffer the pain and loss of movement for many years and possibly the rest of your life. At Bone & Joint, you’ll not only be treated quickly, but you will also be treated well. Our team of top-performing orthopaedic providers will work together with you to get you back to the activities you love. Your success is out success. We are the supporting part of your orthopaedic team. Our star player is you. We know that your outcome will be more successful if you are prepared for surgery, recovery and rehabilitation.

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