Health Department

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. Kirk Herrick - Medical Director
Dr. Howard Hurt - Medical Examiner
Bay County Health Department
1200 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Voice: (989) 895-4009
Fax: (989) 895-4014
TDD/TTL: (989) 895-4049
Health Information Line: (989) 895-4192

Communicable Disease Section

Phone: (989) 895-4015
Fax: (989) 895-2083


Mary Jo
Communicable Disease Nurse
bramanm@baycounty.net
Barb
Division Clerk
kuklab@baycounty.net

 

The goals of the Communicable Disease Division are to promptly investigate disease outbreaks and implement control measures to minimize further transmission of disease; monitor disease-reporting by physicians and laboratories in order to detect trends and to assess the public health impact of diseases support communication between public health agencies, private physicians, and hospital and occupational health infection control personnel, as an essential part of disease control efforts and prevention efforts; and to disseminate health education messages to the community and the media in order to enhance disease control and prevention efforts.

 

Bay County Health Department plays a key role in efforts to control communicable diseases. The public health system depends upon reports of disease to monitor community health and to provide the basis for preventive action. Examples of reportable diseases include Measles, Polio, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Salmonellosis, Botulism and Syphilis