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Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Maternal and Infant Health
Melissa Maillette - Emergency Preparedness & Health Education
Dr. Kirk Herrick - Medical Director
Dr. Howard Hurt - Medical Examiner

Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

Mission Statement


To protect and promote a healthy community and safe environment by providing quality services through all stages of life.


To be a recognized public health leader meeting the needs of our community.

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"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.