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Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Sarah Tackebury - Nursing and Clinical Services Manager
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
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

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 The Bay County Health Department facility is currently available for certain services on a limited basis, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:00 pm. Persons who enter the building will be required to wear a face mask or covering and maintain social distancing. Individuals who are sick will not be allowed in the building.

Mission Statement


To protect and promote a healthy community and safe environment by providing quality services through all stages of life.


To be the leading public health agency meeting the needs of our community.

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