You may qualify for a free mammogram!
If you are a woman 40-64 years old, living in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau or Otsego county, and you have no health insurance, or insurance with a high deductible or co-pay, you may qualify for a free mammogram through our Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP), if your houehold income falls within certain income guidelines.
Call (800) 432-4121 for more information.
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! Find help with enrolling in the Healthy Michigan Plan near you! Download the Updated Michigan Enrollment Site List
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.
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