The philosophy of the Communicable Disease Program is to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases and infections through investigation, data collection/entry and analysis, case management, education, treatment, or referral for care, feedback to providers, reporting of illnesses, and enforcement of laws.
- Comply with the laws, rules, regulations, and requirements in accordance with the Michigan Public Health Code, Act 368, of 1978, and Michigan's Communicable Disease Rules, February, 1999.
- Provide education, treatment or recommendation for treatment, immunization, and isolation when appropriate to control the spread of communicable diseases and infections.
- Protect the health of Tuscola County residents.
Description of Services:
- Provide information and education to clients, health care providers, and the public regarding reporting and the spread and control of communicable diseases and infections.
- Arrange for diagnostic measures as indicated.
- Provide for collection and transport of specimens for diagnosis, when appropriate.
- Investigate, follow-up, and report appropriately on communicable diseases and infections.
- Conduct analysis of surveillance data.
- Collaborate and coordinate activities with other public health staff, the medical community, law enforcement, and the courts in the event of hazardous communicable diseases and infections.
- Enforce communicable disease statutes and rules necessary to control the spread of communicable disease and infections.
Who is Eligible?
- All residents of Tuscola County are eligible for service.
Cost of Services:
- No resident is denied service because of inability to pay.
Hours of Service:
- Routine services are provided during regular hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Staff are available during off hours for emergency situations. Special arrangements can be made for alternate times and locations.
Contact Phone: (989) 673-8116