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1715 Lansing Ave, Suite 221
Jackson, Michigan 49202
Health Department Phone Information  

(517) 788-4420
Toll Free: (888) 781-4420
Fax: (517) 788-4373

Health Department Email   JCHD@co.jackson.mi.us
Health Department Hours of Operation  

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Clinic and evening hours vary
Please call for clinic times.  

  National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) to remind us that we must all take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and play or visit. This year the theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” with a focus on youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.  The Jackson County Health Department encourage you to take part in preparing your family for an emergency by talking about and making your plans today.  Preparation can help you in times of disaster to be prepared.
Click here to see the weekly list of themes.
Click here to view the Presidential Proclamation.
Click here to visit the American Red Cross for more information and downloadable apps.


  HHW Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 
The next household hazardous waste collection is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the East Lot of the Jackson County Fairgrounds.  Use the Ganson St. Entrance.  Time:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 per carload
For more information on what you can and cannot bring to the collection event, download the flyer. 
Click here A PDF Reader is required to view this document to download.



Flour Recall
Multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli 0121 infections linked to three brands of flour - Gold Medal Flour, Wondra flour and Signatur Kitchens flour, all produced by General Mills.
For more information click on the links below.


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Lead Panel
Members of the Jackson County Health Department participated in the City of Jackson's Expert Panel on Lead Risk Assessments on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Ella Sharp Museum.  The presentation by Richard Thoune Health Officer is available below as well as other resources .Educational handouts are also available to help you understand more about the dangers of


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Zika Virus

Zika virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. Illness in healthy people is generally mild. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The risk of complications are increased for pregnant women. There is no vaccine to prevent or specific medicine to treat a Zika virus infection.


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Flu Facts

The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses.  The flu is generally worse than the common cold and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense.  People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.


  • For more information from Michigan Department of Community Health, click here

  • To download the JCHD Public Health Fact Sheet on Influenza, click here A PDF Reader is required to view this document

  • To view the CDC information, click here.


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Code Enforcement - Lead Poisoning Assessment

An assessment was conducted with City of Jackson officials to establish a baseline for current procedures regarding childhood lead poisoning prevention activities in our community.



Government Shutdown:  Impact


Women, Infants and Children Food Supplemental Program

WIC is a Special Nutrition Program providing healthy foods to  low-moderate income eligible, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age five.
It is a federally funded USDA program and provides many services in addition to food including: nutrition education, breastfeeding support, counseling and referrals as needed for additional care and resources.

For more information on WIC Services, Click here



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Healthy Michigan Plan

The Healthy Michigan Plan provides health care coverage to low-income Michigan residents. Eligibility is based on 
• Age (19-64 years), 
• No eligibility or enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance programs,
• Modified Adjusted Gross Income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level,
• Not pregnant at time of application and
• Resident of the State of Michigan 
Healthy Michigan Plan participants may be subject to cost-sharing obligations.



Ages and Stages

Ages & Stages

Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years of age residing in Jackson County can complete a FREE Ages and Stages development screening.

  • Click here for a screener on your child's development.
  • Click here for a screening about your child's social-emotional development.
  • Click here for the screening tool in Spanish.



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Small Steps toward being prepared for an emergency

Do 1 Thing is a web based 12-month preparedness program that focuses on a different topic of emergency preparedness each month.  Emergency preparedness doesn't have to be hard or difficult.  Click here A PDF Reader is required to view this document and you can download the entire 12-month guide at one time.  Whether you do it all at once or month by month, the goal is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient. 

By signing up on the web page,  you will get an email reminder of the month's topic to help keep you on track.  This is a free service. 

Click here for more information.

This page originated on June 26, 2015 and was last modified on September 2, 2016

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