District Health Department #2

Serving Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw & Oscoda Counties

West Branch office (989) 345-5020 · Tawas office (989) 362-6183 · Harrisville office (989) 724-6757 · Mio office (989) 826-3970 · Toll-free 1(800) 504-2650

Public & Personal Health Services

The Public Health Division of District Health Department #2 covers a wide variety of personal health services for clients who reside in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties. Professional services are provided for pregnant women, infants, children, teens, adults and seniors regardless of income, health or social status. DHD#2 public and personal health programs offer specialized services which are listed below. For more information or for an appointment please call 1-800-504-2650 or contact your nearest DHD#2 office.

Vision and Hearing Screening

The Hearing Screening Program supports local health department screening of children at least once between the ages of three and five years and every other year between the ages of five and 12 years to prevent permanent repercussions of hearing impairment by the application of appropriate treatments.

Children's Special Healthcare Services (CSHCS)

CSHCS is a program for children and some adults living with chronic health problems.  There are over 2,000 qualifying diagnoses such as:

  • Cancer
  • Hearing loss
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Insulin Dependent Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy


Vaccines for ages 2 months & older.

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a health and nutrition program that has demonstrated a positive effect on pregnancy outcomes, child growth and development.

Maternal & Infant Health Program (MIHP)

MIHP is a support program for pregnant women and families with infants up to one year of age. The program offers home or office visits by a Registered Dietitian, a Registered Nurse and a Family/Infant Specialist.  MIHP assists mothers with Medicaid during pregnancy & after baby's birth to help families get a healthy, happy start. 

MIHP Services include:

  • Lactation Specialist
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Childbirth, Health & Parenting Education
  • Information on baby care, safety, & child development
  • Transportation assistance for pregnancy & baby appointments

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

DHD#2 works to provide education and to reduce the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infection among residents in our jurisdiction. Care provided is confidential and anonymous. HIV testing is also encouraged.

Women's Health Care (BCCCP)/ Wise Women

District Health Department #2 has a breast and cervical cancer screening program for women ages 40 to 64.

Family Planning Clinics

The family planning program promotes the well being of families by giving couples the opportunity to time pregnancies when they are best able to care for a child. Medicaid or income based sliding-scale fees.

Communicable Disease

District Health Department #2 works to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases and infection through data collection, education, treatment, referral for care, reporting of illness and enforcement of laws.