Genesee County Health Department

Genesee County Health Department The mission of the Genesee County Health Department is to improve the quality of life in Genesee Cty.

January is National Radon Action Month!The Genesee County Health Department-Environmental Health Division (GCHD-EH) enco...
01/05/2024

January is National Radon Action Month!
The Genesee County Health Department-Environmental Health Division (GCHD-EH) encourages area residents to check the radon gas levels in their homes during this time.
The GCHD-EH is offering free radon test kits (while supplies last) in observance of this event.
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that seeps into homes from surrounding soil and rock. Radon exposure causes no immediate health symptoms, but can be very harmful. The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a national health advisory on the risks of breathing radon gas in our homes. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and is the leading cause among nonsmokers.
Residents are encouraged to get a free kit and test during the next few weeks.
Citizens interested in finding out more about radon can contact the Radon Hotline or log onto the MI EGLE website. See Below:

In 2024, let’s learn and practice more  ! Register for our FREE safe sleep training today!
01/03/2024

In 2024, let’s learn and practice more ! Register for our FREE safe sleep training today!

Did you know that the Genesee County Health Department technicians provide free vision screenings in schools throughout ...
01/03/2024

Did you know that the Genesee County Health Department technicians provide free vision screenings in schools throughout Genesee County for students in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades. Hearing and Vision technicians also visit preschools throughout Genesee County to offer screenings to children ages 3-5 years. Parents can check with their schools to find out when Health Department technicians will be screening at the school. If your child missed the school’s screening date, you can contact the Genesee County Health Department Hearing and Vision Program at 810-257-3193 for information on our in-house screening clinic dates.

01/01/2024

Did you know that within a few years of quitting smoking, you will have lower risks of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases? Make it your goal this year to quit to***co. Get help quitting at https://michigan.quitlogix.org/en-US/

The only items that should be in your baby’s crib to ensure they are sleeping safe are: A fitted sheet designed for matt...
12/29/2023

The only items that should be in your baby’s crib to ensure they are sleeping safe are:
A fitted sheet designed for mattress, a pacifier with no attachments, and your baby.

What can you put in your baby's crib?

The only things that should go in the crib with your baby are a tight-fitted sheet manufactured for your infant’s sleep surface, a pacifier with no pacifier attachments, and your baby.

WIC is here to help you learn the best tips and tricks when it comes to breastfeeding – we can even help you prepare bef...
12/27/2023

WIC is here to help you learn the best tips and tricks when it comes to breastfeeding – we can even help you prepare before your little one arrives! 🤱

Call 810-237-4606 to learn more!

Reminder: car seats are only safe for sleeping when positioned in a car while driving. Avoid putting baby to sleep in sw...
12/27/2023

Reminder: car seats are only safe for sleeping when positioned in a car while driving. Avoid putting baby to sleep in swing, lounger/pillow, and cars seats as these products can pose suffocation risks.

Happy holidays to all our WIC families! 🎄🕎🕯️ We can help you enjoy the holiday season with meal prep ideas, nutritious f...
12/22/2023

Happy holidays to all our WIC families! 🎄🕎🕯️
We can help you enjoy the holiday season with meal prep ideas, nutritious food, breastfeeding support, and more.
Call 810-237-4537 to learn more!

Share your room, not your bed. Room sharing for the first 6 months reduces the risk of SIDS by 40%.
12/21/2023

Share your room, not your bed. Room sharing for the first 6 months reduces the risk of SIDS by 40%.

Room sharing helps reduce the risk of sleep-related infant death. Put baby in a safe sleep space (their own crib, bassinet or pack and play) next to your bed. Baby’s own sleep space for EVERY sleep.

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of more time with loved ones, more money in your wallet, and an overall heal...
12/20/2023

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of more time with loved ones, more money in your wallet, and an overall healthier lifestyle. The MI To***co Quitlink is a free and confidential service, available 24/7. Enroll today! Call 800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or visit Michigan.Quitlogix.org

12/18/2023
Check out these tips to create a safe sleep environment for your infant!
12/14/2023

Check out these tips to create a safe sleep environment for your infant!

Follow these 12 steps for the first 12 months.

Nothing but baby for every sleep. This means a firm, flat mattress with no pillows, blankets, bumpers, or any other obje...
12/12/2023

Nothing but baby for every sleep. This means a firm, flat mattress with no pillows, blankets, bumpers, or any other objects.

WIC is turning  50 in 2024! Join us in commemorating WIC's remarkable achievements in nutrition, maternal and child heal...
12/11/2023

WIC is turning 50 in 2024! Join us in commemorating WIC's remarkable achievements in nutrition, maternal and child health, and breastfeeding. To secure a bright future for WIC, please visit https://DonorBox.org/wic50th
WIC provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services. Call 810-237-4537 to sign up today!

Let’s learn more about  ! Remember to share Safe Sleep information with parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all respo...
12/08/2023

Let’s learn more about ! Remember to share Safe Sleep information with parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all responsible adults for your infant.

12/06/2023

NEWS FLASH! Va**ng is not safe! A Michigan teen underwent a double lung transplant due to health complications from va**ng. Daniel now shares his story so that other teens learn from his situation. Quit Va**ng. Start Living. Text “Start my Quit” to 855-899-9989

WIC provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social ser...
12/04/2023

WIC provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services. Call 810-237-4537 to sign up today!

Michigan winter is here! Check out our helpful tips to learn how to successfully keep your baby safe and warm while slee...
12/01/2023

Michigan winter is here! Check out our helpful tips to learn how to successfully keep your baby safe and warm while sleeping.

  is coming up on Dec. 1!  Knowing your status is the first step in preventing the spread of HIV. CDC recommends that ev...
11/30/2023

is coming up on Dec. 1! Knowing your status is the first step in preventing the spread of HIV. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 should get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. During the month of November, we are offering up to $25 in gift cards as an incentive for HIV Screening. Call us today to schedule your FREE HIV test!

Unsure if you qualify for WIC? Click the link to find out - it only takes a minute! https://bit.ly/3LdC3Ta
11/29/2023

Unsure if you qualify for WIC? Click the link to find out - it only takes a minute! https://bit.ly/3LdC3Ta

November is Prematurity Awareness Month 💗 Around 400,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the U.S. WIC helps the...
11/28/2023

November is Prematurity Awareness Month 💗 Around 400,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the U.S. WIC helps these families by providing nutritious food, breastfeeding support, and other critical care.

Apply for WIC as soon as you know you’re pregnant. Call WIC at 810-237-4537 to learn more!

11/27/2023

According to the CDC, there is no safe level of second-hand smoke. Among adults who do not smoke, secondhand smoke causes nearly 34,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the U.S. Protect your loved ones and get the help you need to quit smoking today. Visit Michigan.Quitlogix.org.

Happy Thanksgiving from your WIC family! What are you thankful for this year? 🍂
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from your WIC family! What are you thankful for this year? 🍂

Breastfeeding questions? Give WIC a call!
11/22/2023

Breastfeeding questions? Give WIC a call!

The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Once you know your status, share it with your partner. C...
11/21/2023

The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Once you know your status, share it with your partner. Communicating about your HIV status can help you make the best decisions for your overall health. Call 810-237-4538 to schedule an appointment to get tested today. Walk-in appointments are welcome based on availability.

We will be at the Flint Farmers Market this Saturday (11/18) from 10 am-1 pm with COVID & flu vaccines for all ages.
11/15/2023

We will be at the Flint Farmers Market this Saturday (11/18) from 10 am-1 pm with COVID & flu vaccines for all ages.

11/13/2023

To***co smoke in blood means the baby gets less of the oxygen it needs to grow. There are also more than 7000 chemicals in to***co smoke, and many cross the placenta. Quitting any time during pregnancy, and especially in the first trimester, can reverse the effect of smoking on birthweight and help deliver a full-term baby. Visit Michigan.Quitlogix.org for help quitting today.

There are many misconceptions about how you get HIV. HIV is NOT spread by shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or by sharing...
11/09/2023

There are many misconceptions about how you get HIV. HIV is NOT spread by shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or by sharing toilets, dishes, silverware, or drinking glasses. HIV IS spread through certain bodily fluids (blood, semen, re**al and vaginal fluids, breast milk) from a person with HIV who has a detectable viral load. GCHD offers free HIV testing along with other STIs at a low to no cost. Call 810-237-4538 to schedule an appointment.

Did you know that November is Family Caregivers Month? As a reminder, all caregivers and legal guardians can apply for W...
11/08/2023

Did you know that November is Family Caregivers Month? As a reminder, all caregivers and legal guardians can apply for WIC – not just parents!
Get nutritious food, recipes, ideas for meal planning, referrals to health services, and more for your family this month. Call WIC at 810-237-4537 to learn more!

We’re here to help you figure out which family planning method works best for your body and lifestyle! Schedule a telehe...
11/07/2023

We’re here to help you figure out which family planning method works best for your body and lifestyle! Schedule a telehealth visit with our nurse practitioner to learn more about all of your options. Call 810-237-4538 to schedule your appointment. Walk-in appointments are also welcomed based on availability.

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. L...
11/06/2023

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on the third Thursday in November be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. Learn more at

The American Cancer Society is encouraging people who smoke to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking with The Great American Smokeout.

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630 S Saginaw Street Ste 4
Flint, MI
48502

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(810) 257-3612

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