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Health Department

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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 State of Michigan COVID-19 Hotline
Available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at 888-535-6136

Bay County COVID-19 General Hotline
Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 989-895-4009 Ext. 6
If no one answers, please leave a message and we will return your call within 24 hours.

Bay County COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline
Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 989-308-1828

Community Resources
Bay County Government also has a close relationship with the United Way of Bay County and Bay Community Foundation, so we encourage residents to call 2-1-1 during this time if they need assistance or resources such as food, toilet paper, etc.

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