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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

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March 2020 - Census invitations are mailed to households.

April 1, 2020 - "Census Day" encourages everyone to complete the Census.

July 2020 - Your last chance to complete the census.




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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