Lapeer County Health Department
1800 Imlay City Rd.
For Information Please call the numbers listed below:
810-245-5827 or 810-667-0448
Preventing the spread of communicable disease (diseases that are "catchy") is one of the main jobs of the Lapeer County Health Department.
Our Communicable Disease Division works with physicians, hospitals, schools, employers, and the people that live and work in Lapeer County to help keep our community as healthy as possible. A Registered Nurse follows up on many diseases and is available to answer questions about communicable disease. Call 810-245-5827 to talk to a Registered Nurse.
TB (Tuberculosis) Testing
TB Testing costs $20.00 and is done by appointment early in the week. You must return to the Lapeer County Health Department in 2-3 days after you get the test to have it read by a Registered Nurse. Call 810-667-0448 for an appointment.
Follow up on animal bites is done by a Registered Nurse and Animal Control Offices to prevent rabies. Rabies is a fatal disease that is caught from being bitten by an animal infected with rabies. Our Communicable Disease staff will guide you with questions about animal bites and help you to get started on rabies vaccine if it is needed.
Head lice are tiny insects that live in the hair. "Catching" head lice is common and easy to do for children. It is nothing to be ashamed of; it does not mean that you, your child, or your house is "dirty". The Lapeer County health Department can help you to get rid of head lice in hair and in your home.
Following up on food poisoning is done by a Registered Nurse and sometimes a Registered Sanitarian from the Environmental Health Divison of the Lapeer County Health Department. If you have a case of food poisoning, one of the communicable Disease staff will call you to get more information and teach you how to take care of yourself.
Only a doctor can diagnose meningitis.We follow up on all reported cases of doctor-diagnosed meningtis. Meningitis can be either caused by bacteria ("a germ") or by a virus. Meningitis caused by bacteria is much more serious and is followed up much more seriously by the Communicable Disease staff. We call the families of all clients diagnosed with and reported to have meningitis to check on the client's condition and recovery.
The Lapeer County Health Department receives reports of chickenpox from physicians, schools, and other community resources. Our Communicable Disease staff will call the home of a client diagnosed with and reported to have chickenpox. There is now a vaccine available to prevent children from getting chickenpox; talk to your child's doctor or call 810-667-0448 to make an appointment for the chickenpox vaccine when your child is 1 year old.
There are many different kinds of hepatitis. Some can be spread, some cannot. The Lapeer County Health Deprtment follows up on reports of Hepatitis A, Hepaitits B, and Hepatitis C. Vaccines are available to protect you against getting Hepatitis A and B. Talk to your doctor or call 810-667-0448 to make an appointment to get protected against Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B.
Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV & AIDS
The Lapeer County Health Department only does court-ordered testing for sexually transmitted disease. The Communicable Diseasde staff protects your privacy when they investigate and followup on reports of sexually transmitted disease. If you are the sex partner of someone with certain diagnosed and reported sexually transmitted diseases and are unable to get treated, when we talk with you we will discuss how to get treatment.
For HIV/AIDS testing locations in Michigan - Please call:
1-800-872-AIDS (2437) or 1-888-826-6565