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Reportable Disease Updates

Reportable Disease Updates will be posted on a quarterly basis to identify and communicate issues, trends in the community and emerging communicable diseases that impact our community. View this quarter’s update here.


Stay Cool. Stay Hydrated. Stay Informed.

Dr. Ikeda Video: How to Stay Cool in Extreme Heat

How to Stay Cool

For more information, go to
http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/index.html

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Project FRESH Coupons Available to WIC Participants

The St. Clair County Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be participating in Project FRESH (PF) this year. Project FRESH is a WIC initiative that collaborates with local farmers to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to WIC clients through area Farmer’s Markets. Coupon booklets worth $20.00 each will be distributed to current WIC clients (except infants, one per family) on a first come, first serve basis.

Eligible clients must register through the WIC program at (810) 987-8222 for the Project FRESH class. Classes are available on August 19th at 9:30am or 10:45am. Once the class is completed, coupon booklets will be issued and may be used immediately. Coupons are good through October 31, 2014.

For more information on the WIC program or to see if you qualify for services contact (810) 987-8222.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


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)

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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!


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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!


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.


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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, Vice Chair (Member since 5/05)
Term Expires: 12/31/14

John Jones, Secretary (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