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Health Department

Joel Strasz - Public Health Director
Kathy Janer - Public Health Nursing 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

Emergency Preparedness Division

Melissa Opheim, MA
Public Health Services Manager/EPC

The Bay County Health Department's Emergency Preparedness Division is responsible for collaborating with public and private agencies to assure our response during an emergency is effective in protecting Bay County residents.  Our goals are focused in the areas of education and training, conducting mass prophylaxis clinics in coordination with Michigan Department of Community Health and detailing activities to be performed in the event of public health emergencies.  We believe an educated population is a key ingredient to having a successful emergency preparedness program.


Natural Disasters

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)


Emergency Call Down Roster for Public Health Emergency Response Team Members is available through Bay County Central Dispatch at 989-892-9551