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

Michigan Communicable Disease Rules

Physicians, clinical laboratories, primary and secondary schools, childcare centers and camps are required to report the occurrence or suspected occurence of any disease, condition or infection as identified in the Michigan Communicable Disease Rules.  In addition, all other health care providers are authorized to report to local health authorities.  Together, they play a key role in state and local efforts to control communicable diseases.  The public health system depends upon these reports of diseases to monitor the health of the community and to provide the basis for preventive action.

For more information on Michigan Communicable Disease Rules, visit:
Communicable Disease Reporting in Michigan