Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clinic and evening hours vary Please call for clinic times.
Health Insurance Enrollment Event The Jackson County Health Department has teamed up with Center for Family Health Lifeways and Allegiance Health to provide two Healthy Michigan Plan enrollment events. These free events will be held on: Tuesday, July 15th 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Allegiance Health, Anderson Buidling Auditorium 205 N. East Ave. Jackson, MI 49201
Wednesday July 23rd 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lifeways Community Mental Health - Pine Room 1200 N. West Ave. Ste 100, Jackson, MI 49202 Click here for more information. Click here to download the press release.
Tick Season 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.
Jackson County Residents 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.