Health Department

The Midland County Health Department has broad responsibility to protect the public's health and promote healthy behaviors.  The Health Department oversee's programs and services in the following areas: 

  1. Health Promotion - This function includes public education on health related topics such as exercise, obesity, and diet.  It also includes preparedness issues that include terrorism, pandemic diseases, and chemical accidents. Family planning and other women's services (breast and cervical cancer screenings) are provided as well.

  2. Disease Prevention - The Health Department provides routine child and adult vaccinations including travel vaccines. We work to educate the community, treat, and then prevent communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases.  We monitor many areas that contribute to the overall public health of our community, including safe drinking water along with properly functioning private septic systems.  We are the only public entity that assesses threats to the community from communicable and chronic diseases.

  3. Protection of the Environment - We work to ensure a healthy environment for our residents by providing information on a variety of topics for both private dwellings and commercial settings.

The Health Officer may take actions to carry out the local Health Department's functions. This includes the ability investigate health issues and order corrections to prevent the spread of illness or disease. 

 

We are currently experiencing widespread flu in Midland County and throughout most of the United States.  The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe infection in the nose, throat, and lungs.  In some cases serious flu-related complications, like pneumonia, can lead to hospitalization and even death.  please remember the flu vaccine protects against respiratory influenza, not noro-like GI symptoms.

 

 

Hepatitis A Information

Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in Southeast Michigan.  As of today's date, there have been no documented cases in Midland County related to this outbreak (12/21/17).  Please view the following links for information regarding symptoms, prevention, vaccination, and other information on Hepatitis A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midland County Health Statistics

Midland County Health Rankings

 

Midland County Behavioral Risk Factor Surveys

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Contact Us
220 W Ellsworth St
Midland, MI 48640-5194
Ph: 989.832.6380
Fax: 989.832.6628

 

 

 

Mon - Fri
8am - 5pm

Emergency Contacts
(Non Business Hours)
Call 911 (Midland Area)
Call Central Dispatch
(989) 832-6856
(Outside the Midland Area)

   
Fred Yanoski, MPH
Director/Health Officer
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