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Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing Manager
Melissa Opheim - Public Health Services Manager/EPC
Amy Revette - WIC Manager
Mark Pickell - Business Services Manager
Joel Kwiatkowski - Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Thomas Bender - Medical Director
Dr. William Morrone - 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

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 The Bay County Health Department facility is currently available for certain services on a limited basis, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:00 pm. Persons who enter the building will be required to wear a face mask or covering and maintain social distancing. Individuals who are sick will not be allowed in the building. Click here for specific availability of our programs and services.

Mission Statement


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


To be the leading public health agency meeting the needs of our community.

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