Public & Personal Health Services

The Public Health Division of District Health Department No. 2 offers a variety of personal health services for clients who reside in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties regardless of income, health or social status.

For more information or for an appointment please call 1-800- 504-2650 or contact your nearest DHD2 office.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

CLPPP helps provide education and outreach regarding lead hazards and the effects of lead poisoning. DHD2 does offer lead testing for children who are non-WIC clients. The lead test costs $25, however eligible insurances will be billed.

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screenings are provided by staff who have been trained by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Screening is available for all children under age 18, to promote early detection and appropriate treatment.

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


DHD No. 2 works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce and prevent vaccine-preventable diseases by providing free or affordable immunizations to all people, from birth through adulthood.

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 with nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health care partners.

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 Nurse, Registered Dietitian 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)

District Health Department No. 2 works to provide education and to reduce the incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infection among residents in our area. Care provided is confidential and anonymous. HIV testing is also encouraged.

Women’s Health Care (BCCCP)/ Wise Women

District Health Department No. 2 offers a breast and cervical cancer screening program for women ages 40 to 64.

Family Planning Clinics

The family planning program promotes the wellbeing 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 apply.

Communicable Disease

District Health Department No. 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.

HIV Counseling and Testing

District Health Department No. 2 offers free, confidential and anonymous HIV testing. Certified testing/counseling personnel are available to assist those individuals requesting HIV testing.

Syringe Services Program (SSP)

The District Health Department No. 2 Ogemaw County office, located at 630 Progress Street in West Branch, is now offering walk-in FREE, ANONYMOUS & CONFIDENTIAL syringe access disposal during normal business hours.

Hepatitis C

District Health Department No. 2 offers Hepatitis C testing. If you think you are at risk please call us today to schedule a testing appointment because more than 90 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C can be cured if treated.