Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Sarah Tackebury - Nursing and Clinical Services Manager
Emily Nelson - Public Health Nursing Services 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



Need Help with Diapers?

If you or someone you know is in need of an emergency supply of diapers, you can access help by going to the Bay-Arenac Diaper Bank Pantry locations listed below during open hours. We want to be able to provide this basic necessity and be a support for those who are struggling at this time. We do not require ID or proof of income, only that you ask for help when there is a genuine need, not to stock up or sell the diapers you've received. Help is limited to Bay and Arenac Counties.


Bay City Locations


United Way

909 Washington Ave

Bay City, MI 48708


Hours of Operation

By appointment only

Tuesday 10-1pm

Thursday 1-4pm

Call upon arrival and diapers will be brought to the front door


State Street Academy

1110 State St.

Bay City, MI 48706


Hours of Operation

During the school year: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-3:30 pm (excluding holiday breaks and snow days)


McLaren Bay Region Emergency Room - Security Desk

1900 Columbus Ave.

Bay City, MI 48708

Hours of Operation

Open as an after-hours and weekend emergency pantry for both Bay and Arenac families

Pinconning Location

Area Baby Closet
Pinconning United Methodist Church
314 Whyte St.
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 879-3271

Hours of Operation
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Arenac Locations

Beacon of Light United Methodist Church
201 S. Forest St.
Standish, MI 48658
(586) 846-6277

Hours of Operation
Mondays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Closet Exchange

263 South Main Street Au Gres, MI 48703

(Located in Pioneer Village, behind H&H Bakery & Restaurant)

Hours of Operation

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm


The Well Outreach

4215 Airpark Drive

Standish MI 48658


Hours of Operation

Thursdays 4:00 pm-6:00 pm


Omer Little Eagles Nest Library

201 E Center St

Omer MI 48749


Hours of Operation

Tuesday 5:00 pm-7:00 pm



How Can I Help?


For diaper donations:

 Please call 989-233-3515


Monetary donations may be mailed to:

YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region
Attn: Diaper Bank

909 Washington Ave. Suite 5
Bay City, MI 48708 

100% of your donation goes to the purchase of diapers