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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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