Health Department

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

Personal Health Family Planning Clinic 

(989) 895-4015

Family Planning Nurse
Nurse Practitioner



Hours of Operation:

Wednesday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
All visits are by appointment only
Fax: (989) 895-2083


The Personal Health Family Planning Clinic provides confidential reproductive services for women, men, and teens. The clinic is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse who assist clients by prescribing affordable birth control methods, testing to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease, and education for a healthy lifestyle and healthy pregnancy.


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Hepatitis ABCs

HPV Vaccination

What is Abstinence

Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BC3NP)


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Personal Health Family Planning Clinic:

  • Promote individual and family well being by giving couples the opportunity to space and plan for healthy pregnancies.
  • Promote the health of women, men, and teens with early detection of health problems through routine health exams.
  • Provide services for low-income individuals who may lack insurance or other means for obtaining this care.

Services Provided:

  • Women, men, and teens general health assessment and physical exam including a pap, pelvic, and testicular exam.
  • FDA approved methods of birth control including, birth control pills, Depo-Provera, intrauterine devices, contraception ring and patch, and condoms.
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling.
  • Preconceptual counseling including lifestyle behaviors that will lead to a healthy pregnancy.
  • Sexually transmitted infection counseling and testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Trichomoniasis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • HIV risk assessment, counseling and testing: Click here for alternate sites.
  • Reproductive health education.
  • Sterilization counseling and referral for tubal ligation and vasectomies. (free or low cost)
  • Referrals to other programs within the Health Department such as WIC, Maternal Infant Health Program, and Immunizations.
  • Referrals to an outside provider for an identified medical, social, or financial problem.


Physical Examinations:

Includes laboratory testing for cervical cancer and infections for the following:

 Bacterial Vaginosis Genital Warts (HPV) HIV
 Candidiasis (Yeast) Gonorrhea Syphilis
 Chlamydia Hepatitis Trichomoniasis
 Genital Herpes    


Approved methods of contraception:

 Birth Control Patch Diaphragm and Cervical Cap Male Condom 
 Birth Control Pill Emergency Contraception Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness 
 Birth Control Shot   (Depo-Provera) Female Condom  Spermicide
 Contraceptive   Implant (Nexplanon) Intrauterine Device (IUD)  Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)


Please Read

  • Services will be provided on a voluntary basis, without coercion to accept services or any particular method of family planning. 
  • Services will be provided in a manner that will protect each individual's dignity and will respect the diverse culture and social practices of the service area population. 
  • Services will be provided to all without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, handicap, age, sex, number of pregnancies, marital status, sexual orientation, and contraceptive preference in a manner that protects the dignity of the individual.
  • Service delivery to all clients will include the opportunity to participate in planning in their own medical treatment. Clients are encouraged to voice any questions or concerns they may have. 
  • The fees for services are based on a sliding fee schedule based on current Federal Poverty Guidelines. 
  • Insurances are accepted. Please bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. 
  • Payment is expected at the time of service.
  • Please do not bring small children to your appointment. 

Additional Information

Men's Health Network
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Family Planning
Michigan Minor Consent Law 


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