January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly in recent years due to the increase in women getting regular Pap tests, which can find cervical precancer before it turns into cancer. You may qualify for a free Pap test through our Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP).
Call 1-800-432-4121 for more information.

To get your free radon test kit, bring in a non-perishable food item to any Health Department of Northwest Michigan Location. See locations and hours below! For more information, watch this TV 9&10 news story about this Radon Action month promotion:

The Community Connections team is specially trained and very skilled at connecting people to resources to help with needs like transportation, utilities, housing and home supplies or repairs, food assistance, employment, access to care, etc.

The staff remains connected to the client until the need has been confirmed as met in most cases. Referrals can be made for anyone in the community - any age, no income or other eligibility, and you do not have to be a current HDNW client.

For questions about the program, please call:


Please note: Unlike other years, as of October 7, our Environmental Health Fees will be increasing with the beginning of our fiscal year, rather than the calendar year (Jan 1.) Please accept our apology for any confusion or inconvenience this change may cause. You may download the updated fee schedules here.

Please Note: To comply with the requirements of Public Act 53 of 1974 by the Michigan State Legislature for the Protection of Underground Facilities and to protect our employees' safety, HDNW will be having underground utilities flagged by Miss Dig for all Septic, Well, Existing System and Site Evaluations applications. This will delay all applications for four (4) business days to allow for utility marking.

WIC gives parents the information, tools and support to be the mom/dad they want to be.
WIC provides:
› FREE food - value of $60 per person each month
› FREE breastfeeding help with a certified counselor
› A professional to ask all your questions about feeding, diet and nutrition
› Someone to listen to your concerns
› A link to other community resources

To find out more about WIC, call: