Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Officer
Andre Reed - Deputy Health Officer
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

Laboratory Services - (989) 895-4013

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm




The Bay County Health Department's laboratory provides testing and diagnostic analysis for Health Department programs, including, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, cholesterol screening, lipid profiles, glucose screening, lead testing, and pregnancy testing. The Bay County Health Department's lab also tests well water for fecal coliform, measures bacterial counts of public swimming pool water, and analyzes water from rivers, beaches and streams for suspect contaminations.