Communicable Disease

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.

Purpose:

  • 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