This is Radon Action Week!The Health Department is offering FREE Radon Test Kits at our office in Bellaire, Charlevoix, Petoskey/Harbor Springs, and Gaylord this week. Stop in to get yours! In this video, our EH Sanitarian in Gaylord, Scott Johnston, demonstrates how easy it is to use the kits:
All types of flu have similar symptoms, including fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough. Although the flu and common cold have similar symptoms, the flu tends to be more severe.
An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community. Everyone older than 6 months is recommended for flu vaccination with rare exception.
Call the Health Department appointment desk at 1-800-432-4121 to make an appointment to get your flu vaccination today!
CDC Seasonal Influenza Information
Flu Shot VIS
CDC's 3 Actions Against the Flu
Call us to make sure you are up-to-date on all your vaccinations
Links of Interest:
Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations (32 MB)
Parent's Guide to Teen and Pre-Teen HPV Vaccination
Vaccinations for Adults
Do you have questions about the Healthy Michigan Plan or the Health Insurance Marketplace?
Wondering where you fit in--where you can find affordable or free coverage based on your income?
Healthy Michigan PlanMichigan's Healthy Michigan Plan is now available for hard working residents ages 19-64. See if you qualify at www.healthymichiganplan.org or call 855-789-5610.
Health Insurance MarketplaceOpen enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins again on November 15. Visit Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-432-4121 for more information and/or help applying for coverage.
New program for those struggling to pay Employer-provided insurance premiums!
If you cannot afford the premiums for yourself and/or your dependents through your employer's insurance plan, you may qualify for special financial assistance from the Northern Health Plan. More information is available here.To see if you qualify, contact Nichole Cyr at the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, (800) 432-4121.
Hot TopicsCharlevoix Municipal Well - EPA Superfund Site:
EPA will be holding two availability sessions to answer questions about the Charlevoix Municipal Well Superfund Site and provide an update on site activities. EPA representatives will be on hand to answer questions; no formal presentation will be made.
Wednesday, October 29, 2914
Two Sessions: 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Charlevoix Public Library
220 West Clinton Street, Room B, Charlevoix, Michigan
For more information, click here.
NPR Interview with Dr. Meyerson 9/09/14
Petoskey News Review Article 9/09/14
Enterovirus D68 Fact Sheet
CDC Fact Sheet
CDC - What You Need to Know About Ebola
CDC Questions and Answers
MDCH Ebola website
9 & 10 News interview with local health professionals 10/01/14
2013 Annual Report to the Community
Fish Consumption Safety:
Michigan Fish Advisory
NEW! New MDCH "Eat Safe Fish" Brochure
NEW! New MDCH "Buy Safe Fish" Guide
HDNW Fish Advisory Chart
Safe Fish - Northwest Area Guide
Hooked on Fish - Recipes from the Great Lake State
Upcoming ServSafe Classes: Ticks and Your Health (MDCH)
Tick Identification and Testing in Michigan
Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program
Wickes TCE Plume and ACUTE
Milton Township Time Of Transfer (TOT) 2013 Annual Report
PATH Workshops brochure
NEW! Upcoming PATH Workshops in our area
What is PATH?
Ages and Stages Questionnaire
Certified Food Manager - Find a ServSafe Class