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1309 Cleaver Road, Suite B
 Caro, MI  48723-9135
Phone:  (989) 673-8114
Fax:  (989) 673-7490

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Our Mission

We are dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Tuscola County residents by providing a wide range of quality health,  human, and environmental services.

Our Vision

The Tuscola County Health Department will be recognized by the public, medical, and collaborative partners as a valuable asset in providing resources and innovative approaches to health and environmental promotion and protection in the community.

Proudly serving the residents of Tuscola County since 1966

Children's Special Health Care Services

In an effort to improve our local CSHCS service delivery at the Tuscola County Health Department, a client survey has been developed to provide us with important feedback on your local CSHCS needs.

I would like to ask you to take a few minutes to complete the survey below. You will be identified as having returned a survey but your responses to these questions will be kept confidential.  Please complete this survey by Friday, March 2, 2012. 

We appreciate your willingness to assist CSHCS in this effort and hope that your participation in this program is beneficial.

CSHCS Survey


 

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
INTERNET APPLICATION SERVICE

YOU CAN FIND OUT IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS IF YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN ARE ELIGIBLE
FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

 


Maternal Infant Health Program

Please take this confidential survey about the MIHP Program


Scammers Target Restaurants

A new telephone scam is targeting restaurant operators in many states, including Michigan. The restaurant operator is contacted by telephone by a person who claims to be an inspector. This person indicates that they will receive a confirmation number and will be asked to enter that number when they are contacted by telephone.

In this scheme, what scammers are trying to do is trick restaurants into helping them establish an identity for an online service like Craigslist, which will allow the scammers to bypass Craigslist verification controls put in place to prevent spam and online scams.

Here’s how it works: Scammers contact a restaurant and claim to be health inspectors. They then attempt to set up a time for the inspection. Before ending the call, the caller gives the restaurant employee a 5-digit confirmation code, which they say must be given to the health inspector. Another call is then received sometime later that day asking the restaurant owner to relay the confirmation number. If they do that, though they themselves have not provided any sensitive financial information, they’ve helped the scammers get past Craigslist’s (or other online services’) verification controls. To set up a Craigslist account, users have to provide a phone number. So scammers, not wanting to tie their phone number to an account used for fraudulent purposes, will enter the telephone number of a legitimate business – usually that of a restaurant. The scammer then receives a 5-digit verification code. At this point the scammers contact restaurants pretending to be health inspectors. The goal of the scam is not –generally speaking —to defraud restaurants. What they want is for the restaurant to read back the verification code when the automated phone call from Craigslist goes out (to verify the account). If they’re successful in doing that, they’ve now got a Craigslist account which isn’t tied to their number, and they’re free to scam other people.

Please remember, in most instances, the Tuscola County Health Department does not contact persons by phone to schedule or announce inspections. If you are contacted by phone and the person claims to be from this department, verify their name and phone number and call them back.

If you have questions, call this department at 989-673-8114, extension 4.

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Children's Trust Fund
Protecting Michigan's Children

1-800-CHILDREN

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Pledge to embrace the 5 R’s of Keeping Children Safe….

- RAISE the issue
- REACH OUT to kids and parents in your community
- REMEMBER the risk factors
- RECOGNIZE the warning signs
- REPORT suspected abuse and neglect


Immunization Clinic Schedule

Immunization clinics are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays on the following schedule:

Tuesday - Scheduled Appointments

  • 1st and 2nd Tuesday of the month - 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Tuesday of the month - 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Wednesday - Scheduled Appointments

  • 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Thursday - Scheduled Appointments

  • 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Vassar Clinic

  • 3rd Tuesday of each month - 9:00 am to 2:15 pm

Clinics server children 2 months of age through school age. A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT WITH THE CHILD. OTHERWISE, IMMUNIZATIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN. LEGAL GUARDIANS MUST BRING PROOF OF GUARDIANSHIP. Children should be in good health when presented for immunizations. For further information or appointments, call (989) 673-8114, ext 110 or 102.

Tuberculin tests are given every Monday morning from 8:00 am until 10:00 am, excluding holidays. You must return to the office to have the test read. All ages served.


Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Warns Food Establishments of Phony Inspector Scam
Fake food inspectors threatening fines, enforcement actions

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) and local health departments are warning the state’s 56,000 food establishments about a scam involving fake food inspectors who are currently making the rounds in Michigan.

MDA, Michigan’s local health departments, and other agencies across the United States are reporting that restaurants are receiving calls from individuals claiming to be from a health department and requesting to schedule an inspection at the establishment as well as requesting sensitive information.

“State and local food inspections are typically unannounced to ensure proper food safety measures are always being adhered to and it’s rare an inspector would schedule a visit in advance. Additionally, we never ask for sensitive, confidential financial information from an owner,” said Keith Creagh, MDA Director.   “It is completely unacceptable for imposters to threaten or attempt to intimidate Michigan’s food establishments and we will be working with law enforcement officials to address it.”

Here are some quick tips, so you don’t fall victim to this scam:

  • Ask for identification if someone stops by or calls claiming to be from the local health department, MDA, or federal food agencies that you don’t know.

  • If the individual can not provide proper identification, do not allow the person access to your facility. Contact your food regulatory agency immediately and report it. 

  • Never provide sensitive or confidential information over the phone such as a social security number. State and local food inspectors would never ask for that information.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your food regulatory agency or MDA. MDA can be reached toll-free at 800-292-3939.

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Infant Sleep Positioners Pose Suffocation Risk

Advice for Consumers:

  1. STOP using infant sleep positioning products. Using this type of product to hold an infant on his or her side or back is dangerous and unnecessary.
  2. NEVER put pillows, sleep positioners, comforters, or quilts under the baby or in the crib.
  3. ALWAYS place an infant on his or her back at night and during nap time.

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Source: FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)


What is Public Health?

www.whatispublichealth.org


Our Community Health Profile

The County Health Rankings show us that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors – ranging from individual health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. This first-of-its-kind collection of 50 reports – one per state – helps community leaders see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is collaborating with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop these Rankings for each state’s counties. This model has been used to rank the health of counties in Wisconsin for the past six years.

2010 Tuscola County Snapshot

Source: County Health Rankings (www.countyhealthrankings.org)

Health Priorities for Tuscola County (2010)
maintained by TCHD


Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law will take effect May 1, 2010. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/smokefreelaw, or for specific questions calls the smoke-free law information line at:

1-866-59SMOKE.

MDCH Public Service Announcement Presentations Available from TCHD Complaint Form

WANT TO QUIT SMOKING?

Pfizer is offering a free month (28 days) of Chantix to first time users.  Current users can get $30.00 off a refill.  This offer is good for insured and uninsured patients.  See website below for more information: 

http://www.chantix.com/offers.aspx?chtxsrc_CHW10021079&cmp=RED-FTO-CTA


FREE Gas Card for Women Age 40 to 64!

Click here for more information

US Department of Health and Human Services
Live well.  Learn how.

at www.healthfinder.gov


Free or low-cost health coverage for women, children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age.

Click here for more information

Medical Marihuana Program

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) announced the launch of the Medical Marihuana Program (MMP) website, which is designed to inform residents and health professionals about the administrative rules and procedures pertaining to the use of medicinal marihuana.

The MMP website website, www.michigan.gov/mmp, provides comprehensive information on the Medical Marihuana Act. 

Health Care Assistance

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) announced a
new Web site offering information to Michigan residents on how and where
to find low cost or free health care. 

The Web site, www.michigan.gov/healthcarehelp,
is another tool Michigan residents
can use for finding and accessing affordable, quality health care,
especially during these current economic conditions.

TCHD Fee Schedule

Effective 1/1/2011

Tuscola Tracker

Communicable Disease Newsletter

Important Recall Information

Report Food Poisoning Here

Tuscola County
Board of Health
2010 Meeting Schedule


 


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