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 County by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the public from environmental hazards to health.
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You’ve prepared yourself and your families for an emergency, but, have you prepared your pets?  Pets are important and i...
09/28/2020

You’ve prepared yourself and your families for an emergency, but, have you prepared your pets? Pets are important and in the case of an emergency, they too should be protected and prepared. The CDC suggests that get your pet micro-chipped, plan where your pet will stay, use a buddy system with friends/family/neighbors for pet care, practice evacuating or sheltering in place your pet, and most importantly prepare a disaster kit. Thinks to include in your pet disaster kit are listed below:
• 2-week supply of food for each animal stored in waterproof containers
• 2-week supply of water for each animal
• Non-spill food and water dishes
• Manual can opener
• Feeding instructions for each animal
• 2-week supply of any medications (if applicable)
• Medication instructions (if applicable)
• 1-month supply of flea, tick, and heartworm preventative
• Leash, collar with ID, and harness
• Litter and litterbox (cats)
• Toys
• Appropriate-sized pet carrier with bedding, blanket, or towel
• Pet first aid book and first aid kit

Check out our graphic below for the facts about COVID-19 (source: CDC). Avoid spreading rumors and false information, al...
09/28/2020

Check out our graphic below for the facts about COVID-19 (source: CDC).

Avoid spreading rumors and false information, always check your sources.

Still have questions? Visit our website at www.gchd.us/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Genesee County.

Check out COVID-19 FAQ’s at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.
#CDC #PreventCOVID19

It’s #PulmonaryFibrosisAwarenessMonth! Did you know: pulmonary fibrosis is not just one disease, but a family of over 20...
09/27/2020

It’s #PulmonaryFibrosisAwarenessMonth!

Did you know: pulmonary fibrosis is not just one disease, but a family of over 200 disease that look very much alike?!

Follow the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation for more information via their “30 Facts in 30 Days” campaign!

On the 2018 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey, 21.4% of Flint respondents said they typically consumed 4 or more se...
09/26/2020
Speak to Your Health! Community Survey

On the 2018 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey, 21.4% of Flint respondents said they typically consumed 4 or more servings of “soda pop” on a typical day, compared to only 12.1% of Out-County respondents.

How many servings of do you consume each day? Tell us on the 2020 survey by visiting www.gchd.us/speak!

#SpeaktoYourHealth

The Speak to Your Health!(STYH) Community Surveys are designed by local organizations and university partners to identify, monitor, and understand community health and concerns.

World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year. The day’s mission is to promote awareness of all contr...
09/26/2020

World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year. The day’s mission is to promote awareness of all contraceptive methods available and encourage everyone to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. Call 810-237-4538 or visit www.gchd.us to see your options for contraception.

Halloween is coming up! Looking for safe ways to celebrate?! Check out our Halloween 2020 Safety webpage for tips at www...
09/25/2020

Halloween is coming up! Looking for safe ways to celebrate?!
Check out our Halloween 2020 Safety webpage for tips at www.gchd.us/halloween2020!

#Halloween2020 #HalloweenSafety #COVID19

The first day of fall was #FallPrevention Day!  According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one-fourth of America...
09/24/2020

The first day of fall was #FallPrevention Day!
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. The statistics only get worse. Falls result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths. This year’s theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population.

Check out the infographic below for tips on staying safe and preventing falls!

For more information, visit www.ncoa.org

September is National Yoga Awareness Month.  Yoga is an ancient practice rooted in Indian philosophy.  Yoga includes pra...
09/22/2020
Health Information

September is National Yoga Awareness Month. Yoga is an ancient practice rooted in Indian philosophy. Yoga includes practicing physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Yoga may help reduce stress, reduce back and neck pain, and increase flexibility and balance (helping to prevent falls in older Americans). Learn more about yoga at www.nccih.nih.gov/health.

Looking for information on complementary health approaches and practices? There's lots of knowledge here.

While you may not be able to stop yourself from getting older, there are steps you can take to be healthier as you age. ...
09/22/2020
Welcome to the National Institute on Aging

While you may not be able to stop yourself from getting older, there are steps you can take to be healthier as you age. Eating better, staying active, monitoring your health (physical and emotional), and exercising your brain can help you to grow older more gracefully and independently. Learn more about healthy aging at www.nia.nih.gov.

Find science-based info. on health & aging & Alzheimer's. Get research news & funding opportunities from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.

09/21/2020
CDC SIDS: Safe Sleep

Safe sleep environments are vitally important for keeping babies safe. Learn more about ensuring safe sleep environments in the video below!

#infantsafesleep

CDC SIDS: Safe Sleep Video. CDC experts Sharyn Park Brown, PhD, MPH and Carri Cottengim, MA to learn how to create a safe sleep area for baby and other safe ...

09/21/2020
School Reopening with COVID-19: Promote Healthy Behaviors

Is your child attending in-person classes this fall? Remember to take precautions and promote healthy behaviors to #PreventCOVID19!

Learn what schools can do to protect students, staff, and communities from COVID-19. Note, the term “cloth face coverings” is used to reference masks. Commen...

#ProstateCancer is a serious disease that affects about 220,000 men each year. But, while it is serious it is also treat...
09/20/2020

#ProstateCancer is a serious disease that affects about 220,000 men each year. But, while it is serious it is also treatable if caught early. Make sure you get in and get checked this September for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people...
09/19/2020

EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become ill. People can be infected with EEE from one bite of a mosquito carrying the virus. Persons younger than age 15 and over age 50 are at greatest risk of severe disease following infection. More than 25 percent of the nation’s EEE cases last year were diagnosed in Michigan.

See tips below of how to keep your family safe from EEE virus and don't forget to vaccinate your pets!

Eastern Equine Encephalitis, referred to as EEE, has been confirmed in 22 horses in 10 counties across Michigan. While n...
09/19/2020

Eastern Equine Encephalitis, referred to as EEE, has been confirmed in 22 horses in 10 counties across Michigan. While no human cases have been identified, Michigan has identified twice as many animal cases as last year.

EEE is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States, with a 33 percent fatality rate in people who become ill. People can be infected with EEE from one bite of a mosquito carrying the virus. Persons younger than age 15 and over age 50 are at greatest risk of severe disease following infection.

Take the following prevention measures to keep yourself and your family safe:

Use repellent: When outdoors, use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus on exposed skin and/or clothing. The repellent/insecticide permethrin can be used on clothing to protect through several washes.
*Always follow the directions on the package.

Wear protective clothing: Wear long sleeves and pants when weather permits.

Install and repair screens: Have secure, intact screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.

Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs near you: Mosquitoes can lay eggs even in small amounts of standing water. Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets, barrels, and tires. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Empty children's wading pools and store on their side after use.

For more information on EEE, visit www.michigan.gov/EEE

Don’t miss out on your chance to take the #SpeaktoYourHealth Community Survey! Visit www.gchd.us/speak today! #SpeaktoYo...
09/19/2020

Don’t miss out on your chance to take the #SpeaktoYourHealth Community Survey! Visit www.gchd.us/speak today!

#SpeaktoYourHealth #STYH

09/18/2020
Genesee County Health Department - We Get It

Dopplebanger. Sascrotch. Postboned. Ever heard of these? We have, and that’s why we get it. When it comes to Family Planning & Sexual Health, we encourage teens & young adults, living in the Genesee County area, to talk to someone who gets it. We offer completely confidential conversations & services at low or no cost. Schedule an appointment today at http://gchd.us/WeGetIt

When it comes to your Sexual and Reproductive Health, talk to someone who gets it. We listen. We help. That’s it.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) is observed each year on September 18. In 2008, the AIDS Institute la...
09/18/2020

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD) is observed each year on September 18. In 2008, the AIDS Institute launched this day to bring awareness to the challenging issues the aging population faces with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment.

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nhaaad.html for further resources and information.

Source: CDC

09/18/2020
Key Times to Wear a Mask

Masks are most likely to slow the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used in public. Wear a mask when you are around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) is difficult to maintain.

Learn more about the importance of wearing a mask in public settings: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4

#CDC #PreventCOVID19

Learn when it’s most important to wear a mask. Transcript:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/keytimes/facemask-clothface.pdf Comments on this ...

Genesee Health Plan is hosting their 7th Annual Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine event, tomorrow, 9/18, from 3 to 6pm! Flu vaccine...
09/17/2020

Genesee Health Plan is hosting their 7th Annual Flu Drive-Thru Vaccine event, tomorrow, 9/18, from 3 to 6pm! Flu vaccines will be available for those aged 4 and up! Don't miss out!

09/17/2020
What is WIC Breastfeeding Support

Our Burton WIC Breastfeeding Counselors are moms who have breastfed their babies successfully and can help you do the same!

For support with breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding Counselors - call 810-237-4606 or text 810-287-0758
Online Video Chat Link - https://join.skype.com/invite/wp95W8lrzp29
8am-4:30pm for video support

What is WIC Breastfeeding Support WIC breastfeeding moms and WIC staff discuss how the WIC Breastfeeding Support campaign serves to assist and support breast...

In order to better serve the fathers in our community, the Genesee Healthy Start Fatherhood Program is partnering with I...
09/17/2020
Healthy Start

In order to better serve the fathers in our community, the Genesee Healthy Start Fatherhood Program is partnering with Involved Dad to increase the amount and quality of services that we can provide to fathers. Fathers want to be the best that they can be, but sometimes they need some help. The Genesee Healthy Start Fatherhood program and Involved Dad work together in the best interest of our fathers so they can be their best for their families.

Learn more about the Healthy Start Fatherhood program at https://gchd.us/services/maternalinfant-services/healthy-start/.

Learn more about Involved Dad at https://www.involveddad.org/.

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) sponsors a yearly National School Backpack Awareness Day as the sch...
09/16/2020

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) sponsors a yearly National School Backpack Awareness Day as the school year begins. Join the AOTA and occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students across the country as we help others “Live Life To Its Fullest” by avoiding the pain and injury that can come from heavy backpacks and bags.

Check out the graphic below for tips on safely carrying a backpack!

09/15/2020

The Genesee County Health Department Immunizations Clinic is hosting a drive-thru flu clinic tomorrow, September 16th, at Burton Fire Department, Station 1!

Flu vaccinations are available for all ages. Call (810) 237 - 4588 to schedule your appointment.


*Masks and temperature screening are required prior to receiving your vaccine

#IVaxtoProtect #preventflu

Pet vaccinations play an essential role in keeping our pet(s) healthy.  Rabies is a common disease that affects both ani...
09/15/2020

Pet vaccinations play an essential role in keeping our pet(s) healthy. Rabies is a common disease that affects both animals and humans. It is important that we keep our families safe by vaccinating our pets against Rabies and other viruses. Giving your pet their regular vaccinations is the key to a long and healthy life. Want to find out where you can vaccinate your pets in Genesee County? See the listing below.

Around the world, more than 735,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma every year. With this lesser known type of cancer...
09/15/2020

Around the world, more than 735,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma every year. With this lesser known type of cancer, patients face a variety of unique challenges and rely on the support of a team of professionals and personal connections throughout their cancer experience.

This World Lymphoma Awareness Day the global lymphoma community is giving “A World of Thanks” to show gratitude to those who help people living with lymphoma.

#WLAD2020

09/14/2020
Legionnaire Rev 7 lower from Gary Cendrowski on Vimeo

Legionnaires is a kind of pneumonia that can lead to complication if not treated. This bacteria is found in bodies of water and can be inhaled via droplets of water containing the bacteria. It is important to make sure that stagnant waters are properly flushed and if you suspect legionella bacteria in your water to have a sample tested. To view the Governor's reopening guidance for reopening buildings after prolonged shutdown or reduced operation click the link below.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html?deliveryName=USCDC_248-DM22547

For more information regarding Legionnaire's Disease visit:

https://gchd.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Legionnaires-Disease-FAQ-FINALv2.pdf

If you have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, a public health worker may call to let you know you’ve...
09/14/2020

If you have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, a public health worker may call to let you know you’ve been exposed and ask you to stay at home and self-quarantine. Doing so keeps you, your family, and your community safe. Be part of the solution and help slow the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/contact-tracing.html

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, ...
09/13/2020

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so the only way to know if you have it is to get your cholesterol checked. Talk to your health care team about how you can manage your cholesterol levels and lower your risk.

Almost 700 people have responded to the Speak to Your Health! Community Survey! Don’t miss your chance to respond at www...
09/12/2020

Almost 700 people have responded to the Speak to Your Health! Community Survey! Don’t miss your chance to respond at www.gchd.us/speak!

#SpeaktoYourHealth #STYH

Food safety is very important when cooking at home. Check out these food safety tips from out Environmental Health Divis...
09/11/2020

Food safety is very important when cooking at home. Check out these food safety tips from out Environmental Health Division below!

Don’t be scared, be prepared!  September is National Preparedness Month.  It is important that in the case of an emergen...
09/10/2020

Don’t be scared, be prepared! September is National Preparedness Month. It is important that in the case of an emergency, you and your family are safe and have the necessary supplies deemed essential for survival. Below, the CDC has provided a list of items that all families should keep in their emergency kits.
With the current Pandemic, you should also be mindful to include face masks/coverings, hand-sanitizer as well as disinfecting wipes. Please stay safe and remember to always plan ahead for an emergency!

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay! This is a time to remember those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and to focus...
09/10/2020

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay! This is a time to remember those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.

#BeThe1To #BeThere

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630 S Saginaw St Ste 4
Flint, MI
48502

General information

Visit www.gchd.us for information on services and service hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(810) 257-3612

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I’ve called three different times and been routed to three different areas. I need info on a small outside event with food. I know under 100 people 6ft apart, but I don’t see any info on the food. Can you have buffet? Does it need to be boxed lunch? Can anyone help me?
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Will there not be any vision and hearing screenings at the schools this year?
I have tried twice to get a virus check and place was closed before I could get in for free check at the Shiloh Missionary church church. I'm age 84 and drive a very old unstable car and now the air conditioner has stopped and engine light is on . Is there any place I can get a test taken without waiting in a 3 hour line ? I would even pay for it as I'm not feeling well with sore throat and very bad back pain.
My parents want to come home from Florida. Do they quarantine for 2 weeks? If so they don't leave their yard right?
National Poison Prevention Week ends March 21st. The Michigan Poison Center and all poison centers throughout our nation are ready to help anyone having poisoning emergency or concerns. Please see our COVID-19 Poison Prevention Guide or call us at 1-800-222-1222.
I desperately want to know what a "vision hearing screening" is. 😂 Think you need to send this one back to the editors.😉
Join us in August for our Second Annual Big Latch On during World Breastfeeding Week at Wilson Park in downtown Flint! https://m.facebook.com/events/481794092226185?view=permalink&id=635244436881149
Should anyone be drinking or bathing in this? I don't understand how they can pass their water test when it can look like this. And yes hundreds of residents are dealing with this being the water they use. The residents that do speak up gets evicted. Please feel free to contact me as I will be the person to speak up for my love ones dealing with this. NO it's not flint either!
2019 SkyWarn Training Date SkyWarn will be offered only once in Genesee county this year, it will be on March 30th, (Saturday) at 10am. All other counties are listed at www.miskywarn.org As always, in the 3rd Floor Harris Auditorium in the Genesee County Administration Building. 1101 Beach Street, Flint, MI, 48502 cost: FREE Registration: no need to register, just turn up. Skywarn™ is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters who report to and are trained by NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS). These spotters report many forms of significant or severe weather such as Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Hail, Heavy Snow, and Flooding. The staffs at each NWS Forecast Office are responsible for issuing local forecasts and Severe Weather Warning services for the county warning forecast area. Skywarn Spotters provide an invaluable service by providing ground truth on the atmosphere we observe from advanced radars, satellites and reporting stations. These spotters act as our eyes and ears helping to provide better forecasts and severe weather warnings. We are all working together for a Weather Ready Nation! Sponsored by: Genesee County Office of Emergency Management http://www.gc4me.com/departments/emg_mgt_homeland_sec/index.php National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac https://www.weather.gov/dtx/ Michigan Specialized Communications. http://www.mscginc.org/