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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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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! Click for more information.

 

 

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 www.michigan.gov/lymedisease or 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:
http://www.cdc.gov/features/measles
http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/faqs.html
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 costs.