<img src="http://www.co.jackson.mi.us/_images_/noembed_header.png" alt="Jackson County Government - www.co.jackson.mi.us" width="766" height="122">
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
  Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month!

Do You Know Your Number? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cance next to cigarette smoking. The only way to know if you are being exposed is to test your home. Jackson County is a Zone 1 Region, which means we have a higher potential for radon exosure. The Environmental Health Division is offering Radon Test kits (both Short and Long Term) at half price during Radon Action Month,  For more details, call (517) 788-4433


  Click on graphic to be directed to the Flu IQ siteflu Winter x

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.


Hand ebola

Ebola Facts:

Ebola is a severe and often fatal disease caused by a virus.  You can only get Ebola by being in direct contact with body fluids (blood, vomit, urine, stool, or sweat of a person who is sick with Eboal. You can't get Ebola through air, food or water. For more information, click on the following to open their website or download a factsheet.


  girl with hand in mouth

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.



 family playing

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.

  • Click here to be directed to the Subsidy Calculator for Premium Assistance for Coverage in Health Insurance Exchanges.



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



 HMP hearts

 HMP words


Healthy Michigan Plan

The Healthy Michigan Plan provides health care coverage to low-income Michigan residents. Eligibiliity 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.



 do1thing.jpgDo  Thing full logo

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 January 15, 2016

Staying Connected