The St. Clair County Health Department provides many programs and services for
individuals, families, and the community. For more detailed information about
our programs and services.
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The St. Clair County Health Department assures the accessibility of appropriate,
and quality personal, public, and environmental health services to St. Clair
County residents and their families.
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The Teen Health Center (THC) provides friendly, adolescent-focused services for
client’s ages 10 – 21.
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Health Department News
Blue Water Walking Club
The St Clair County Medical Society is interested in improving the health of our community by promoting walking
clubs throughout our county. Brisk walking 30 minutes five days a week reduces the risk of developing
diabetes by 58%, decreases cardiovascular disease and obesity. People who walk are at lower risk of breast
cancer and colon cancer. For people with osteoarthritis, walking improves mobility and function. In addition,
walking improves psychological well-being and self-esteem. And the Blue Water area is so beautiful with many
exceptional walking opportunities!
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Lyme Disease is an Emerging Disease in Michigan
Lyme disease is an illness caused by a spirochete bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi).
This disease is transmitted to people and animals by the bite of the Blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis.
Knowing where ticks occur and how to prevent tick bites is the most important way to prevent Lyme disease.
To learn about Lyme disease and Lyme disease prevention in Michigan, access our
fact sheet here.
Adult ticks are active during the spring and autumn months. Further information can be found at
download the CDC Tickborne Diseases App to your smartphone.
St. Clair County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
St. Clair County WIC has initiated the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program. The role of the
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is to help mothers and mothers-to-be with common breastfeeding issues and
questions in order to enhance the mother-baby breastfeeding experience. WIC Peer Counselors have an
important role in educating and supporting WIC mothers and may share their own personal breastfeeding
experience for support and encouragement. Peer Counselors provide services through different
communication channels such as classes, support groups, one-on-one counseling sessions and phone calls.
Liz Foley is St. Clair County WIC’s Peer Counselor who is also an exclusively breastfeeding working
mom with a handsome healthy son. Liz can help breastfeeding moms through their breastfeeding journey
and enhance their breastfeeding success. For help with any breastfeeding issues or concerns, please contact Liz at the numbers listed below:
Office Phone: (810) 987-5300 Ext. 1469
Cell Phone: (810) 434-2383
Measles Outbreak- Vaccination is Key
Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body.
Measles virus is a highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing.
Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR).
Measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine. One dose of MMR vaccine is about 93% effective at preventing measles if exposed to the virus,
and two doses are about 97% effective.
Click on the links below for more information:
For MMR or other vaccine questions call (810)987-5300.
Reportable Disease Updates
The St. Clair County Health Department posts reportable updates on a quarterly basis to identify and communicate issues,
trends in the community and emerging communicable diseases that impact our community.
Visit here for the latest edition.
Beat the Flu! It’s Not too Late to Vaccinate!
Health officials are reporting that flu activity in Michigan is down to “Local” activity.
St. Clair County Health Department continues to see flu cases and most of these are of the “B” strain which is a
good match for the 2014-2015 flu season. It is still important to get your flu vaccine if you have done so yet!
Being vaccinated helps with those cases of flu we are still seeing locally. The best prevention anyone 6 months of
age and older has against the flu is to get vaccinated every year. Vaccinations are available by appointment at our
Main Office and Teen Health Center. For information, contact our Preventive Health & Immunizations at (810) 987-5729 or
Teen Health Center at (810) 987-1311. Visit here for additional flu resources.
SCCHD has many services available aimed at improving the health of the community.
We strive to make these services and/or programs affordable to everyone ad are
committed to reducing barriers to access whenever possible. However, fees
may apply to many programs, please check that service directly for any applicable