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April is STD Awareness Month

Get Yourself TestedThe GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign encourages and normalizes testing for STDs, and connects young people to testing centers.


NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK, APRIL 7-13

Every April since 1995, communities nationwide have joined together with two common threads: public health and prevention to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year, NPHW 2014 will focus on guiding communities through the evolving public health system with the theme, “Public Health: Start Here.” …More Information

“Be the Healthiest Nation in One Generation” — Support National Public Health Week, watch and share these videos created by the American Public Health Association, who explain what public health is and the importance of prevention efforts. To view these videos, visit:

Healthiest Nation in One Generation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABMSfiozfjg&list=PLE3801B150B7E9FCC (2 minutes and 37 seconds)

A Healthier America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfsRQ-PmyrA&list=PLE3801B150B7E9FC (1 minute and 47 seconds)

Together, We Can Do Better:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TCzebI--T8 (3 minutes and 6 seconds)


Important Immunization Reminder for Parents and Caregivers!

St. Clair County Health Department would like to remind parents/guardians that the spring and summer months are an ideal time to get children immunized. Immunizations are one of the most effective ways to protect children from harmful diseases and even death. Children entering childcare, preschool, kindergarten, 7th grade, and also any student through age 18 changing school districts must present proof of immunization to the childcare/preschool/school for admittance. Call today for an appointment. Available year-round at the following locations:

  • St. Clair County Health Department (810) 987-5729 (All Ages)
  • Teen Health Center (810) 987-1311 (Ages 10-21 years old)

Vaccines Protect You, Your Kids, Your Community
Be informed. Be responsible. Get vaccinated!
Click here for information on vaccines


Beat the Flu by Getting Vaccinated

If you have not gotten your flu vaccination yet this season, you should get one now. A flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and the people around you from influenza and its potentially serious complications. Flu shots and Flu Mist are available by appointment. The vaccine the Health Department is administering covers 4 strains of the flu. For those who are uninsured, cost varies based on income eligibility and family size. Most insurance is accepted and consider flu vaccination a covered benefit. For more information contact our Preventive Health & Immunizations division at (810) 987-5729.

Flu vaccine is also available at the Teen Health Center, by appointment only, for those 10-21 years of age. Call (810) 987-1311.

Flu updates will be available on the Flu Hotline (810) 966-4161 or by visiting our Seasonal and/or Pandemic Flu page.

Media Release - Health Department Urges
Residents to Get Flu Vaccination - 1/9/2014

Michigan Department of Community Health Concerned about
Severe Flu Activity: Urges Individuals to Get Vaccinated


Healthy Living Newsletter

The quarterly Healthy Living newsletter is a collaborative publication developed by the St Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body’s Healthy Lifestyles Workgroup. Our Mission Statement is to create a culture where residents are empowered by community resources to facilitate healthy lifestyles. Please enjoy the latest edition.

Did you know that free time in nature can enrich your life? Your child’s life? Get into nature for better health. Visit Pledge to Play for all public parks and free places for recreation in St. Clair County!


Meningitis Outbreak Associated
with Steroid Injections

MDCH Updates
CDC Investigation
FDA Updates
Health Department Responds to Community Concern Regarding Tainted Supplies


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EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2013, The Health Department accepts VISA, MC and Discover (both credit and debit). If you choose to complete your transaction using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or a debit card, a base fee of $3.95 or 2.5% convenience fee, whichever is greater, will be added to your total. Before you pay, upon request, we can provide you with the total of the payment amount, including the fee. Thank you!


Community Bloodborne Pathogen Training Available

The St. Clair County Health Department offers Community Bloodborne Pathogen training on a bi-monthly basis. This training is for any employee who needs basic information on how to protect themselves from unexpected exposure to blood or body fluids. The cost is $20 per person; $60 maximum/agency. A training affidavit will be provided upon course completion. For more information contact 810-987-5300 ext. 1466 or abishop@stclaircounty.org.


MomConnect Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? Would you like to get together with other moms to share information? MomConnect is for you. Join other moms for the free opportunity to gather information, form friendships and build a network of resources that will benefit you and your child. Supervised activities for small children are provided. Light refreshments are served. The Group meets twice a month at two locations: The 2nd Thursday of each month from 10am-11am at St. Clair County MSU Extension Office and the 4th Monday of each month from 5pm-6pm at the Health Department. For more information contact Carol Bublitz, Certified Lactation Educator at (810) 989-6935 or cbublitz@stclaircounty.org or email Tracey McMahon, Registered Nurse at tmcmahon@stclaircounty.org. This support group is sponsored by the St. Clair County Health Department Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP), St. Clair County Health Department WIC program, St. Clair County MSU Extension Office and St. Clair County Early On.

Mom Connect Flyer

If you know a pregnant or new mom in need of local breastfeeding support and resources check out http://www.everyouncecounts.org/


Health Department Awarded Accreditation Status

The St. Clair County Health Department has been awarded Accreditation status by the Michigan Department of Community Health based on the 2011 recommendation of the MI Local Public Health Accreditation Commission. This designation is awarded to local health departments that fully meet all essential accreditation requirements.


Check out these compelling Public Health Videos

A local mom's personal story of her baby's death from Pertussis and a testimonial of a woman who suffered a serious bout of H1N1: Watch Video

The value of public health services to our community: Watch Video

The St. Clair County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force examines this serious public health issue: Watch Video


Health Department

Annual Report

Vision

St Clair county will be a healthy community that is self reliant and prepared for the future, allowing it to achieve the highest potential and wellbeing of its’ residents.

Mission

St Clair County Health Department will be the trusted local expert in population and preventive health practices; encouraging effective community partnerships, eliminating barriers to health resources, protecting the community from health threats, and encouraging stewardship of the environment.

About Us

In October, 1942, the St. Clair County Board of Supervisors established the City and County Coordinated Health Department. Since that beginning, the present day St. Clair County Health Department has evolved with the mission reflected in Michigan’s Public Health Code to continually and diligently endeavor to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote the public health through organized programs, including:

  • prevention and control of environmental health hazards
  • prevention and control of diseases
  • prevention and control of health problems of particularly vulnerable population groups
  • development of health care facilities and health delivery systems
  • regulation of health care facilities and health services delivery systems to the extent provided by law.

To this end, St. Clair County Health Department will assure the accessibility of appropriate, and quality personal, public, and environmental health services to St. Clair County residents and their families.

Local authority and control is provided to the Health Department by the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners. The Board has appointed a six member Board of Health who meet monthly and serve in an advisory capacity and as a review board for department activities and policies. The board members are:

Barbara Britz, Secretary (Member since 5/05)
Term Expires: 12/31/14

John Jones, Vice Chair (Member since 6/10)
Term Expires: 12/31/13

Scott McPhilimy, D.O. (Member since 4/10)
Term Expires: 12/31/14

Marie J. Muller, Chair (Member since 2/98)
Term Expires: 12/31/13

Jon B. Parsons (Member since 1/11)
Term Expires: 12/31/14

BOC Member
Howard Heidemann, Commissioner (Member since 1/13)

Documents/Forms:
Health Department Organizational Chart

St. Clair County Health Department will provide service without discrimination to anyone in St. Clair County seeking its services. No one will be denied service because of inability to pay.

Our Locations

The Health Department provides services to county residents at the following two locations:

Main Office
3415-28th Street
Port Huron

Monday, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Administration, Personal Health Services, Environmental Health Services, WIC Program Health Education, Laboratory
 
Teen Health Center
2215 Court Street
Port Huron

(Mailing Address:
3415 28th Street
Port Huron, MI  48060)
 
Monday, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Personal Health and counseling services for adolescents, 10-21 years of age

Department offices are operational on Mondays from 10 am -6:30 pm and 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Call our main office @ (810) 987-5300 for appointments. For WIC appointments, call (810) 987-8222. For Teen Health Center appointments, call (810) 987-1311.

Programs and Services

Emergency Preparedness

  • Public Health Preparedness Capabilites
  • Countermeasures
  • Indicators of Suspect Events
  • Education and Training
  • Volunteer

Environmental Health

  • Bathing Beach Water Testing
  • Campground Inspections
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan (health/medical sections)
  • Environmental Complaints
  • Family Independence Agency Inspections
  • Food Service Sanitation
  • Illicit Drain Elimination Program
  • Lead Assessment
  • Mobile Home Park Inspections
  • On-site Sewage Disposal
  • Public Drinking Water Systems
  • Public Swimming Pool Inspections
  • Private Ground Water Supplies
  • Radon Consultations
  • Storm Water Management Program

Health Education

  • Community Health Assessment
  • Consultation Services to Schools, Groups and Community
  • Educational Programs and Presentations
  • Resources
  • Most services offered at no charge

Local Health Department Administrative Services

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Information Systems
  • Program Planning, Budgeting, Administration, and Evaluation
  • Purchasing

Nursing

  • Adult Travel Immunizations
  • Childhood Immunizations
  • Children’s Special Health Care Services
  • Clinic Services (STD, HIV Testing, Pregnancy Testing)
  • Communicable Disease Control/Prevention
  • Community Health Nursing
  • County Discount Prescription Drug Program
  • Family Planning Services
  • Hearing Screening
  • HIV Case Management Services
  • Lead Testing
  • Maternal & Infant Health Program
  • Outreach, MIChild and Healthy Kids
  • Teen Health Center (Adolescent Health)
  • Vision Screening

WIC

  • Food Coupons
  • Nutrition Assessments
  • Nutrition Counseling/Education

Community Health Assessment/Planning

The St. Clair County Health Department actively participates in a community-wide health assessment and improvement process. Led by the Community Services Coordinating Body, this collaborative effort to carry out the county’s action plan involves a wide range of community groups, human service organizations and county residents.

Ongoing health assessment activities include conducting a behavioral risk factor survey, publication of a community health report card, and associated health improvement efforts through a network of community coordinated linkages. In addition, Health Department staff are involved in an extensive list of community coalitions. Examples of these include the Child Fatality Review Committee, Health Community Coalition, the Environmental Education Committee, and the Helmet Safety Committee. Regional collaborative activities include representation on the Bi-National Public Health Advisory Committee, the Regional Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention, and the Thumb Area MSS/ISS Coordinators Committee.



Contact Information

St. Clair County Health Department
3415 - 28th Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
10:00 am - 6:30 pm, Monday
Environmental Health services are available additionally on Mondays from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday

Phone: (810) 987-5300 (Main Office)
Fax: (810) 985-4487
Email: Public Health