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Health Department

Monroe County Health Department 

Monroe County Health Department
2353 S. Custer Road

Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 240-7800
The Monroe County Health Department building is currently restricted to the public in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
Please call (734) 240-7800 if you need assistance.

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Important COVID Information & Updates
COVID-19 testing is NOT available at the MCHD building
For testing, please contact your healthcare provider or call our Coronavirus Hotline at (734) 240-7860. A list of Monroe County COVID-19 testing sites is also available on our COVID-19 Dashboard.

Residents Who Received Vaccine Out of State Encouraged to Update MCHD
MCHD is encouraging any Monroe County resident who received one or both of their COVID-19 vaccines in a state other than Michigan to visit the MCHD so their vaccine can be entered into Michigan’s Immunization Registry. These individuals can visit the Health Department between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays, except holidays. Please park on the north (S. Custer Road) side of the building near the flag pole, then enter the vestibule and call the number posted on the interior door. An MCHD staff person will meet you at the door with the applicable paperwork for completion. Please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you to the MCHD. For additional information, please see our press release.

Updated Quarantine Guidelines for Close Contacts of COVID-19 Cases
Following recommendations from the CDC and MDHHS, the MCHD is advising updated guidelines for individuals who are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. The MCHD does not support individuals to ‘test out’ of quarantine. Please see our full press release for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Online scheduling open to anyone age 18 and older (Pfizer clinics open to ages 16+); Walk-in clinics available where noted.
 For more information on upcoming clinics, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine page.
Reminder: DO NOT attend your COVID-19 vaccine appointment if you are currently experiencing any symptoms of illness, are in quarantine or isolation, or are awaiting test results. In any of these situations, please call (734) 240-7925 to reschedule.

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 Health Department Services

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Clinic Services
Environmental Health Services
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services
Maternal and Child Health Services

Clinic Services:

  • Family planning
  • HIV testing
  • Immunizations
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing, counseling, and treatment
  • Additional services including blood pressure checks, TB testing, pregnancy testing, scabies checks, and lice checks

clockAppointments are needed for all clinic services

Environmental Health Services:

  • Food service inspection
  • Water quality management
  • Community health and safety
  • Sewage management
  • Solid waste management

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services:

  • Live Well. Be Well. community health education programs
  • Living with Diabetes support group
  • CPR classes
  • Car seat checks

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Maternal and Child Health Services:

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
  • Helping Baby Grow
  • Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
  • MI Child/Healthy Kids enrollment
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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Main Office - Monroe:

Monroe County Health Department
2353 S. Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family Planning - Open late Tuesdays 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Wednesdays 12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Clinic and WIC - Open late first and third Wednesday of the month 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Clinic closed on Thursdays

(Services available at this clinic: WIC and immunizations for WIC participants)
Temperance Family Medical Center
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Thursdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
(Except third week of month - Appointments available third Friday of the month from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

(Services available at this clinic: WIC and immunizations for WIC participants)
Carleton Family Medical Center
130 Medical Center Drive
Carleton, MI 48117 
(734) 240-7800
Hours: Third Tuesday of the month 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

About Us

The Monroe County Health Department was established in 1942 with only 10 staff. Currently staff fill the equivalent of 45 full time positions and provide numerous services to the community. The Monroe County Health Department seeks to promote and improve the health of all residents. 


Protect the public's health through health promotion, disease prevention, and preservation of the environment. 


Healthy Monroe County – A Knowledgeable, Safe, and Active Community


  • Respect - We provide client centered services in a client friendly environment with consideration and courtesy to our partners, clients and colleagues.
  • Professionalism - We are skilled and educated to the services provided and present ourselves to clients, peers, and community partners with appropriate appearance and behavior.
  • Communication - We utilize excellent listening, oral and written communication skills.
  • Attitude - Our demeanor, actions and words spoken with partners, clients and colleagues reflect a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - We ensure honesty, accountability and fiscal responsibility for our actions to the community and its citizens.
  • Teamwork - We provide effective and efficient service through collaboration with partners, clients and colleagues.
  • Leadership - We demonstrate leadership related to quality public health for all citizens of Monroe County, our partners, clients and colleagues.


  • Sustain adequate resources for the work of public health
  • Provide staff with the necessary resources and tools to ensure a balanced aligned workforce
  • Integrate a culture of performance, excellence and accountability
  • Protect and prepare the community for public health threats
  • Fulfillment of stakeholder needs through comprehensive community health assessments, planning and evidence based practice

Monroe County Health Department Brochure
Monroe County Health Department Annual Report 2019
Monroe County Health Department Annual Report 2018
Monroe County Health Department Annual Report 2016
Monroe County Health Department Annual Report 2014

What is Public Health?


Public Health works to prevent and mitigate disease and disability in the population. When public health works correctly, you will not even notice its existence. Clean drinking water, safe food, and control of disease are public health objectives that are always at work. Public health is always preparing for what might come next while also improving our health in the present. Reduction of tobacco use, safety belt use, and promotion of healthy lifestyles are some of the current public health initiatives.

Video: Healthiest Nation in One Generation-An Initiative of the American Public Health Association

Additional Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) - Vital Statistics
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) - Healthy People 2020