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Current Clinic & Program Calendars
Current calendars that show dates and times for some of the services we offer including:  WIC, immunizations, food manager classes, and free parenting classes.

 

Public Meeting Notice (Posted 1/29/15)
Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, Act 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, the Branch-Hillsdale-ST. Joseph Community Health Agency Board of Health Program, Policy and Appeals Committee will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. on February 2, 2015 in the Conference Room of the Coldwater office located at 570 N. Marshall, Coldwater, Michigan 49036

 

Do One Thing (Posted 1/23/15)

“Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.  Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. “

 

Free Hearing and Vision Screenings Available for Children! (Posted 01/14/2015)

 The Branch and St. Joseph County Offices of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Department are sponsoring Free Hearing and Vision Screenings opportunities in February in honor of Low Vision Month. Trained hearing and vision technicians will be available to screen homeschoolers or children who have missed their screening date and need to be screened.  Check out our flyer to find a time and location near you!

 

38 Days – The Count Down Begins! (Posted 1/09/2015)  
Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace will end on February 15th – are you covered? People who are not yet covered have until February 15th to do so, or risk a paying a financial  penalty. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, through its new program ‘Ins & Out’ (Insurance Navigation Services and Outreach) is scheduling appointments to  assist area residents with signing up through the Healthcare Marketplace or for Medicaid.  We know the 'Ins & Out' of your health insurance needs.  Let us help you!

 

Flu Updates (Posted 01/08/2015) 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Michigan is currently experiencing widespread flu activity throughout the state. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is reporting a significant uptick in reports of flu-like illnesses over those reported in November.  The number of flu-like illnesses has more than tripled in the past six weeks, growing from 248 to 866, as of today.

 

January is Radon Action Month (Posted 12/30/2014)

 January is Radon Action Month!  Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that naturally occurs in soil and rock. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wants to remind you that this is the time of the year to test for Radon. Testing is easy and inexpensive. Radon testing kits are available at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency and are free of cost. To pick up a testing kit and for more information on radon, stop in at one of our three convenient locations in Coldwater, Hillsdale or Three Rivers.

 

Potential Winter Storms Could Pose Problems… Are You Prepared? (Posted 12/19/2014)
 Winter officially starts on December 21st and with it comes snow… lots of snow. The National Weather Service is revising its forecast and is predicting a White Christmas for the Great Lakes. Are you prepared? The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency recommends these helpful tips to help you plough through the winter months ahead.

 

Food Manager Certification Class (Updated 11/6/14)
As of June 30, 2009, all food service establishments are required to employ a minimum of one certified managerial employee.  There are classes scheduled throughout the year.

 

Ebola - FAQ (updated 10/16/2014)
Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).  The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, through this FAQ, provides reliable information regarding Ebola, including: what it is, how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented.  More information is available from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

 

Public Health Views and News - Summer Edition (Posted 09/11/2014)
In this issue of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Public Health Views and News learn more about:  Public Fluoridation and Dental Health and why it's important for your dental health; Human Enterovirus D68 - what we know about this emerging disease; and Updates for 2014-15 Influenza Season - which strains of the flu are predicted for the 2014/15 Influenza season.  The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Public Health Views and News is a free electronic publication distributed by your local health department for tri-county health professionals to help keep you informed about new and/or emerging public health issues.  

 

Healthy Michigan Plan Is Here! (Posted April 1, 2014)
Looking for health care coverage that works for your health and your budget? As of April 1st, there's a new option to help working people get healthy — at a cost that fits the budget. It's the Healthy Michigan Plan. Through the Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicaid is expanded to adults who have incomes up to 133% of poverty.  For single individuals, this means an annual income up to $16,000.  For a family of four it means an annual income up to $33,000.  People shouldn't have to choose between taking care of their health and taking care of their bills.  With the Healthy Michigan Plan, they won’t have to.  Contact your local county health department office to learn if you qualify.

 

Communicable Disease Data (Updated Monthly)
Up to date tracking of the most common communicable diseases including; chicken pox, flu, head lice, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

 

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Coldwater, MI  49036

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Hillsdale, MI 49242

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