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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

Child Lead Screening


Kelly Dore
Case Management
dorek@baycounty.net
Lab Screenings
Call the Lab at (989) 895-4013
TDD/TTY
(989) 895-4049

Summer 2022 Kindergarten Round-Up Walk-in events

Lead screenings are performed on children ages 1 through 5 years. The test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  Lead screening is recommended for children ages 12 months and 24 months.  If not completed at 12 or 24 months, lead screening should be completed before their 6th birthday.

Lead is common in our environment, especially in lead paint used in homes built prior to 1968.  Children may be exposed to lead during home renovation, from soil, toys, pottery, and home remedies.  Lead at toxic levels effects a child's nervous system impairing development. 

If you are interested in your child receiving a lead screening test, please call 989-895-4013.

You must schedule an appointment to have your child's lead level checked.