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. 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

COVID-19 Vaccine 

COVID-19 Vaccine
Registration Survey
 Vaccine Video
 Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)
Safety & Effectiveness

After rigorous testing and FDA approval process, three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and available in Bay County and throughout the United States. All Michigan residents age 16 and up and now eligible for the vaccine, so please register now! The vaccine is safe, effective and our best defense against the virus.

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to get every vaccine we receive administered as soon as possible – and remember, it’s important for all of us to: social distance, wear masks, wash hands, and follow other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.


Vaccine Registration Hotline

The Bay County Heath Department COVID-19 Vaccine registration hotline is now live. Citizens who do not have access to the internet may now call 989-308-1828 to register for the COVID-19 vaccine through the Bay County Health Department and Department on Aging.

The call center will be open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM. If you call and aren't able to speak with an operator or are calling after hours please leave a message with your name, phone number, and a good time to receive a return phone call.

We ask that those who have access to the internet still register via our online survey. Please do not call the hotline with questions regarding vaccinations or to schedule a vaccination. This hotline is for registration only. If you already filled out the survey online there is no need to call the hotline.

Vaccine Clinic Volunteer

If you are interested in being a volunteer at any of the Bay County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, please fill out this form
and email it to

Volunteer opportunities include: medical volunteers, traffic control, general onsite support, calling registrants to remind them of their appointment, etc. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer applications will be processed and you will receive an  email regarding your volunteer status. The email will provide instructions on how to select a volunteer date and time.