1800 Imlay City Road

Lapeer, MI  48446

(810) 667-0448

FAX (810) 667-0232

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8 am-12 pm

And 1 pm-5 pm

 

Personal and Preventive Health Services

Public Health Services provide programs and support to help families stay healthier.  The division provides several services that are required under the Michigan Public Health Code, including immunizations, communicable disease investigation and follow-up and hearing and vision screening.  In addition, staff provide WIC services, breastfeeding support, Children’s Special Health Care Services for children with specific medical needs, and home visitation programs to assure healthy pregnancies and babies.

Our programs and services include:

 

 

Hepatitis A Outbreak

Lapeer County is among those affected by the Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan.
 
Hepatitis A is a serious and highly contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). You can get
hepatitis A by eating food or water that is contaminated with the virus, during sex, or just by living with an
infected person. The illness occurs 15-50 days after exposure, and the individual can be sick for several weeks.
In some cases the infected person may die. However, not all people infected with the virus experience
symptoms or illness.
 

Symptoms of hepatitis A infection may include:

nausea and vomiting
belly pain
feeling tired
fever
loss of appetite
yellowing of the skin and eyes
dark urine
pale-colored feces (poop)
joint pain
 
You can reduce your risk of contracting Hepatitis A. Good hand washing is recommended.
 
Hepatitis A vaccine is very effective at preventing infection.
 

State and local health officials are recommending that the following high-risk individuals obtain the vaccine:

Persons with chronic liver disease, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C
Persons with clotting factor disorders
Persons who are homeless
Persons who are/were incarcerated
Persons who use injection or non-injection illegal drugs
Persons who work with or who have close contact, care for, or live with someone who has Hepatitis A
Virus (HAV)
Persons who have sexual activities with someone who has HAV
Men who have sex with men
Travelers to countries with high or medium rates of HAV
 
People may receive the vaccine from their physician (if they carry it), or from the Health Dept.
The health dept. has regular clinic hours, but has also added a clinic from 4:00 6:45 p.m. each
Wednesday (by appointment) for those seeking Hep A vaccine. Those looking for an appointment may
phone 810-667-0448. We can take most insurances. If someone’s insurance does not cover it, or they
do not have insurance, we can still vaccinate.
For further information on Hepatitis A and how to avoid it, you may go the State’s special webpage at: