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Our Mission: To serve our entire community and to achieve health equity by promoting well-being, preventing disease, and protecting the environment through partnerships, innovation, and excellence in public health practice.

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Clinic Locations

Charlevoix office entrance


Administrative Office

220 W. Garfield
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Emmet office entrance

Harbor Springs/Petoskey


3434 M-119, Suite A
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Gaylord office entrance



95 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735

Mancelona office entrance


Mancelona Family Resource Center

205 Grove St.
Mancelona, MI 49659

Bellaire office entrance



209 Portage Dr.
Bellaire, MI 49615

Latest News

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    Former Health Officer and Agency Recognized for Service

    June 29, 2022

    During the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference June 15-17, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW) former Health Officer and the agency were recognized for dedication and service to their communities. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services commended the dedicated service, support, and resiliency of the local public health departments across Michigan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, awarding each agency with the Director's Award. HDNW Interim Health Officer Dan Thorell and health officers from across the State of Michigan accepted this award on behalf of their agencies.

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    COVID-19 Vaccination Authorized for Children 6 Months and Older

    June 23, 2022

    Following authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is scheduling appointments for children 6 months and older to begin their COVID-19 vaccination series.

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    Including Otsego County Youth in Street Art Project

    June 16, 2022

    Students are learning how to be part of community solutions through a project with RISE: Otsego Substance Free Coalition. Through the Street Art Workshop Series and Ramp Park Improvement Project, they are mixing art education and the creative process to improve Gaylord Ramp Park. The city-owned park draws young people to recreate with skateboards, BMX bikes and inline skates.