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Central Michigan District Health Department

Our Mission: To promote health and physical well-being by providing preventative health care, education, and environmental safety to all members of our community.

Our Vision: To become recognized by the public as the local advocate in promoting, assessing and safeguarding public health and the environment.


Proudly serving Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon Counties.


We offer the following programs:


Emergency Preparedness

  • Educate local communities

  • Collaborate with partners in prevention, response and recovery during emergencies


Environmental health

  • Bathing beach & swimming pool water quality testing

  • Body art facility, campground, licensed DHS/adult care facility, and restaurant inspections

  • Drinking water permits, investigations, testing, & analysis

  • On-site sewage permits, evaluations and investigations

  • Certified food manager and safe food worker training program

  • Subdivision and site condo development program


Health Promotion

  • Breast and cervical control navigation program for 40-64 year old women & Well Woman program

  • Family planning services, including annual exams, birth control methods, & abstinence education

  • Hearing and vision screenings for preschool and school-aged children

  • Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care program

  • HIV testing, counseling, case management & care

  • HIV and syphilis partner services

  • STD testing, counseling and treatment

  • Syringe service program


Personal Health

  • Children's Special Health Care Services - health insurance for eligible medical conditions

  • Communicable disease and TB control

  • Community-based immunization education for medical providers

  • Flu shots and other worksite immunizations

  • Immunizations for all ages

  • Infant and child home visiting program for at-risk families

  • Insurance applications - MI Child, Healthy Kids and Healthy Michigan

  • Lead testing for children with Medicaid

  • Maternal and infant support services for infants and pregnant women with Medicaid

  • Peer counseling - breastfeeding support

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - supplemental food and nutrition education program

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