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Health Department

Monroe County Health Department 



Monroe County Health Department
2353 S. Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161


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


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.

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. The Monroe County Health Department offers programs in four main areas:health promotion and disease preventionmaternal and child health servicesclinic services, and environmental health services. Other divisions at the health department include Administration and Public Health Emergency Preparedness.

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Monroe County Health Department Services

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services:

  • Nursing
  • Health Education / Live Well Be Well
  • Hearing and Vision
  • Insurance Exchange Assistance
  • Medicaid Enrollment

clockAppointment needed for Hearing and Vision

Maternal and Child Health Services:

  • MI Child/Healthy Kids Enrollment
  • Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
  • Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)

clockAppointment needed for Maternal and Child Health Services 

Clinic Services:

  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Communicable Disease
  • As well as pregnancy testing and blood pressure checks

clockAppointments are  needed for all Clinic Services. Please call 1.734.240.7800 to schedule an appointment.

Environmental Health Services:

  • Food Service Inspection
  • Water Quality Management
  • Community Health and Safety
  • Sewage Management
  • Solid Waste Management
Monroe County Health Department Locations:  
Main Office Location:
2353 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 240-7800  
Toll Free: (888) 354-5500  
Fax: (734) 240-7815  
After Hours Contact Central Dispatch: (734) 243-7070  
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Monroe County Health Department Brochure
Monroe County Health Department Annual Report 2016
Monroe County Health Department Annual Report 2014

The Monroe County Health Department provides limited services at our satellite locations. For more information and to schedule an appointment please call (734) 240-7800.

Temperance Clinic:
(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: Th 9:00a - 4:00p


Carleton Clinic:
(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: Every other Tu 9:00a - 4:00p

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