Jackson County Health Department
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.  

Todays Top News and Features

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Free Renovation Repair and Paint Certification Class
The Jackson County Health Department in collaboration with the Michigan Department of community Health / Healthy Homes Section is offering a FREE EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification Class for Lead Safety on

Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  Jackson County Health Dept., Conference Room 248
Registration is required

Click here to register
To download the flyer, click here.

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With warmer weather, outdoor activities including hiking, camping, biking etc are in full swing. Along with these actvities people may pick up a few unwanted hitchikers.  Ticks and fleas can be a problem if you are not careful and take proper precautions.  They are known for carrying disease and causing iillness. 
         • For information on Lyme Disease which is spread by ticks, click here.
         • For information about where certain ticks are located click here
         • For information on ticks & your health,  click here.
         • For information on Controlling Fleas & Ticks on your Pets, click here.

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From May through July, a very important telephone health survey is being conducted by the:
         • Health Improvement Organization
         • Allegiance Health  and
         • Jackson County Health Department
This survey will help assess the health care status, attitudes, values, and needs in Jackson County. 
If you receive a call from Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS), please take some time to answer the survey questions.

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Health Insurance Options

The Jackson County Health Department is offering assistance to our clients and their families interested in enrolling in health insurance.     For more information, please call (517) 768-2131 or go to www.healthcare.gov.  The Health Insurance Marketplace located at 407 N. Jackson St. is also enrolling people on an appointment basis.  Please call (517) 788-8809 to schedule a time.


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

Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Announcement

The State of Michigan will begin accepting applications for the Healthy Michigan Plan on April 1st, 2014.

Open enrollment through the Federal Marketplace for Healthcare Coverage is closing on March 31st, 2014.  If you are not sure if you will be eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan and do not have health care coverage yet, please apply through the Marketplace at Healthcare.gov before March 31st.

For more information, click here or click here to download the handbook.


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 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 March 12, 2013 and was last modified on August 7, 2014