Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing Manager
Melissa Maillette - Emergency Preparedness & Health Education Manager
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
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
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

Personal Health/Family Planning Services
(989) 895-4015

Family Planning Nurse
Family Planning Nurse Practitioner




Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
All visits to the Family Planning Clinic are by appointment only


Pregnancy Testing Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:30pm


The services provided in the Family Planning Clinic are designed to provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them with priority given to low income persons. The Clinic aims to prevent unplanned or unwanted pregnancies and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease. The Clinic has many types of birth control and information about each method is provided so women can choose a method of birth control that matches their lifestyle. Women are taught to use each birth control method effectively to reduce the risk of pregnancy.

Family Planning Clinic Goals:

  • Promote the well being of families by giving couples the opportunity to time pregnancies
  • Promote healthy pregnancies
  • Maintain women's health by early detection of health problems through routine screening and exam
  • Provide services for low-income women who may lack insurance or other means for obtaining such service

Services Provided:

  • General Health Assessment
  • Pap and pelvic exams
  • Prescription and non-prescription methods of birth control (all FDA approved methods)
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Preconceptual counseling including lifestyle behaviors that will lead to a healthy pregnancy
  • Risk assessment for hepatitis B and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing, diagnosis and treatment
  • HIV risk assessment, counseling and referral for testing
  • Reproductive health education
  • Sterilization counseling and referral for tubals and vasectomies (free or low cost)
  • Referrals to other programs within the Health Department such as WIC, Maternal Support Services, and Immunizations
  • Referrals to an outside provider for an identified medical, social, or financial problem

Physical Examinations:

Includes laboratory testing for cervical cancer and infections for the following:


Bacterial VaginosisGenital WartsCandidiasis (Yeast)GonorrheaChlamydiaPelvic Inflammatory DiseaseGenital HerpesTrichomoniasis


Approved methods of contraception:

DiaphragmsOral Contraceptive PillsIntrauterine Devices (IUDs)Ortho Evra® Contraceptive PatchDepo-Provera InjectionsMale CondomsEmergency ContraceptionSpermicides (Foam, Film)NuvaRing®


Please Read

  • Services will be provided on a voluntary basis, without coercion to accept services or any particular method of family planning.
  • Services will be provided in a manner that will protect each individual's dignity and will respect the diverse culture and social practices of the service area population.
  • Services will be provided to all without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, heandicap, age, sex, number of pregnancies, marital status, sexual orientation, and contraceptive preference in a manner that protects the dignity of the individual
  • Service delivery to all clients will include the opportunity to participate in planning in their own medical treatment. Clients are encouraged to voice any questions or concerns they may have.
  • The fees for services are based on a sliding fee schedule based on current Federal Poverty Guidelines. Insurances are accepted. Please bring your insurance card wtih you to your appointment. 
  • Payment is expected at the time of service. 
  • Please do not bring small children to your appointment.